Announcing our 2013 Mainstage Season!

In the midst of a second consecutive season of record-breaking attendance, Pillsbury House Theatre announces its 2013 season—new work, brave experimentation, music, magic, and bold storytelling about  the complex issues at the heart of the American character: migration, cultural clash, and identity.

February 8-March 3, 2013, the Guthrie Theatre presents the Pillsbury House Theatre production of BUZZER by Tracey Scott Wilson, directed by Marion McClinton.In 2012, this world premiere production at Pillsbury House + Theatre sold 96 percent of the available tickets and sparked dialogue throughout our neighborhood about the combustible issues of race, sex, and class.

Pillsbury House Theatre is proud to bring this remounted and revised production to a wider audience at the Guthrie Theater. Namir Smallwood, Sara Richardson, and Hugh Kennedy reprise the roles they originated.

The season continues with a theatre experience like no other from national performance maker Sharon Bridgforth and starring Sonja Parks (2009 Ivey Award Winner, Pillsbury House Theatre Company Member), RIVER SEE April 13-21, 2013.

An interdisciplinary performance set on a juking boat, with blueswomen, queers, deviants and Seers, River See is the prayer before the Great Migration. The performance uses Black traditions as the base for bringing people from different backgrounds together. Through a collective process, we become responsible to one another in the art of creating a piece about Love. Stay tuned for more information about this multi-media and developing production. Winner of a 2012 MAPP Fund Grant.

THE ROAD WEEPS, THE WELL RUNS DRY by Marcus Gardley concludes PHT’s Mainstage season from September 27-October 27. The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry is an magic-infused, epic journey to the crossroads of history based on the story of the post-civil war, all-black town of Wewoka, OK.  The faith and identity of the Freemen (Black Native Americans) are tested when the water well runs dry. Marcus Gardley is the 2011 recipient of PEN/Laura Pels award for mid-career playwright and a member of New Dramatists and the Playwrights Center.

Pillsbury House Theatre is proud to produce The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry as part of a consortium of theatres around the country from Alaska to Florida and Los Angeles, working together to bring this exciting and important story to every corner of the country.

Pillsbury continues to offer free child care for select performances, a service provided by only one other theater in the entire country.

Stay tuned for more information about our Late Nite Series, a cabaret of the best underground artists in New York and Minnesota, Naked Stages, and the Chicago Avenue Project as well as more Pick Your Own Price performances than any other theatre in Minnesota.


To purchase a season pass, visit the box office or call 612-825-0459. Individual tickets are not on sale yet.

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