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Everything You Need to Know about History Theatre

This guide is sponsored by History Theatre

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photo credit: Rick Spaulding

History Theatre has bravely explored Minnesota’s past and the diverse American experience for over 40 years. Located in downtown St. Paul, History Theatre tells stories that celebrate joy, triumph, and resilience of people and our shared experience. Critics call the theater “a banquet of entertainment with a side order of history.” An “edu-taining” night out for the whole family to witness history come to life on stage.

The cornerstone of their work is commissioning and presenting world premieres of new work, over 100 world premieres have appeared on the History Theatre stage since 1978 and this number keeps growing. Still ahead in their 24-25 Season are two world premieres about a local connection to the civil rights movement and Minnesota-born sisters who took Broadway by storm!

history theatre
photo credit: Rick Spaulding

As we follow the lives of two individuals in the years following the riot at Ole Miss in 1962, get ready for Harrison David Rivers’ A Unique Assignment (Mar 16-Apr 7, 2024). Two men – Henry Gallagher, white, and James Meredith, Black – are thrust into each other’s lives in the aftermath of the Ole Miss Riot. Meredith was the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi in 1962. Gallagher, a young second lieutenant in the army who was born and raised in Minnesota, is placed in charge of Meredith’s on-campus security detail. Through the voices and viewpoints of each man on their shared experience, explore this important turning point in Civil Rights history.

history theatre
photo credit: Rick Spaulding

Closing the season is a co-production with Theater MuBlended  (Harmony): The Kim Loo Sisters  May 4-26, 2024), a brand-new musical by Jessica Huang and Jacinth Greywoode. Making their way from Minneapolis to the flashing lights of Broadway in the 1930s, experience the story of the remarkable Kim Loo Sisters. Starting at a young age this quartet gained popularity during the swing era and performed across the country, on the silver screen of Hollywood, and overseas at USO shows. This new musical is an homage to family, love, their Chinese and Polish American heritage, and the bond of these talented sisters through their lives on and off the stage.

history theatre
photo credit: Rick Spaulding

Ticket Information: Tiers 1-4: $45-74 (discounts available for seniors). Tier 5: $30. All student tickets are just $10 with a valid student ID. For tickets call 651-292-4323 or visit www.historytheatre.com.

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