"captivating, magical, funny, poignant" "goes beyond tragedy to hope" -Pioneer Press "thought-provoking, frequently funny, consistently surprising" -MinnesotaPlaylsit

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The Children plays Sept. 16 – Oct. 16, 2016. Pick-your-price tickets are available online or by calling 612-825-0459.


  • Review by Rohan Preston, Star Tribune
    “An excellent cast… Kwan and Guentzel bring a serene humanity to the puppets they so movingly manipulate… O’Neill moves around the stage with mythic power… Maloney delivers classic and contemporary lines with aplomb… Lichtscheidl finds comic gold as the lawman”
  • Review by Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press
    “If you have to pick one thing that ‘The Children’ is about, it’s stories. …for all of ‘The Children’s’ crazy and often funny complexities, what it’s really doing is quite simple: It is giving forgotten people a chance to tell their story.”
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  • “Pillsbury House is a theater that never disappoints. The Children is an imaginative look at a story we think we know, brought to life by some of our best actors, beautifully and technically staged in a captivating, magical, funny, poignant 80 minutes.”  
  • Review by Ira Brooker, Minnesota Playlist
    “Director Noël Raymond has a ridiculously stacked cast to work with. Everyone here is a decorated veteran of the local stage, and it shows.” Read the full review »
  • Review by Arthur Dorman, Talkin’ Broadway
    “The Children is gripping throughout, strikingly staged, soulfully acted, and replete with compelling language.” Read the full review »


Audience Responses

  • “A powerful story, with great acting”
  • “Exceptional…The experience will stay with me.”
  • “Captured both the humor and the horror”
  • “Wonderment”
  • “A multi-layered, very unique and interesting production.”
  • “It has been a week since I saw it, and it’s still on my mind.”
  • “mesmerized”
  • “another very fine creation”
  • “Beautiful acting and story.”

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