Bryant Lake Bowl

810 W. Lake St., Mpls Open 8 am‑2am daily

Restaurant/Bowling (612) 825‑3737 Theater (612) 825‑8949


Theater

Friday, April 29

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

Hot Sauce: The Legend of Diego

Created by Alex Hathaway and the ensemble

In a playground overrun by bullies, one child will sacrifice everything to restore playtime.  Follow tetherball superstar Diego on a journey to his destiny told through mask performance and stylized movement.  Will the bullies tolerate such insolence?  Drink the Hot Sauce to find out.

Theater
10:00 pm / Doors open at 9:30 pm

Vilification Tennis

Vilification Tennis has been offending audiences at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival since the mid 80′s. In 2007, they brought their show to the Minnesota Fringe Festival where audiences greeted them with indifference. Heady with success, they embarked on a professional theatre career at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. They have produced dozens of shows since then and have managed to offend the handicapped, the religious, and a whole lot of fat moms. Audiences have described their shows as “filthy, ribald” and “shocking.” The one word they typically avoid is “funny.”

Comedy


Saturday, April 30

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

Hot Sauce: The Legend of Diego

Created by Alex Hathaway and the ensemble

In a playground overrun by bullies, one child will sacrifice everything to restore playtime.  Follow tetherball superstar Diego on a journey to his destiny told through mask performance and stylized movement.  Will the bullies tolerate such insolence?  Drink the Hot Sauce to find out.

Theater
10:00 pm / Doors open at 9:30 pm

The Way We Were: The Origin Stories

Presented by Emily Schmidt and Madde Gibba

Madde Gibba and Emily Schmidt return to the Bryant Lake Bowl for two nights to explore their childhood dreams of professional figure skating and dolphin training through sketch comedy and storytelling. Featuring special guests and #tbt photos that will leave you wondering why neon spandex ever went out of style.

Sunday, May 1

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

The Way We Were: The Origin Stories

Presented by Emily Schmidt and Madde Gibba

Madde Gibba and Emily Schmidt return to the Bryant Lake Bowl for two nights to explore their childhood dreams of professional figure skating and dolphin training through sketch comedy and storytelling. Featuring special guests and #tbt photos that will leave you wondering why neon spandex ever went out of style.

Monday, May 2

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

Theater of Public Policy

Presented by Danger Boat Productions

Policy, politics and improv comedy. The Theater of Public Policy is “what would happen if C-SPAN were suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL.” Each show features an interview with an expert guest or newsmaker. Then the show’s cast of improvisers brings everything they said to life through entirely unscripted comedy. It’s an improv show for the NPR listener in all of us.

Comedy / Performance

Tuesday, May 3

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

No Delusions: A Chicago Hardcore Documentary (MN Premiere)

Presented by Sound Unseen
Directed by Steven Cergizan

NO DELUSIONS examines approximately 20 years of Chicago hardcore punk, from the late '80s through the late 2000's, with an emphasis on how it has evolved into the scene it is today.

Film

Wednesday, May 4

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

TRAPPED

Presented by Whole Woman’s Health and Pro-Choice Resources

Whole Woman’s Health and Pro-Choice Resources are proud to present the documentary TRAPPED followed by a panel discussion that explores how these restrictions impact us in Minnesota. In the past five years, 288 TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws have been passed by conservative state legislatures. TRAPPED follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

Film

Thursday, May 5

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

Snap!

Featuring Regi Carpenter

The true and funny story of a sixteen-year old girl’s descent into mental illness, her confinement in a state mental hospital and her incredible journey back to reality and freedom. The Harvard Crimson Review calls this story "…haunting, harrowing and surprisingly hilarious."

Performance

Friday, May 6

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

The TACT* Force (*Talking About Complicated Topics)

Made by Paige Collette, Billy Keefe, Billy Luetzen and Chantal Pavageaux

"When we avoid difficult conversations we trade short term discomfort for long term dysfunction." 

 

Performance artists Paige Collette, Billy Keefe, Billy Luetzen and Chantal Pavageaux bring together scenes, stand-up, songs and sparkle for the most fun you'll ever have talking about things no one wants to talk about. 

The TACT Force: preventing dysfunction by making you uncomfortable. 

Performance

Saturday, May 7

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

Wow

Created and performed by 6 Families and DaNCEBUMS

Wow is a shared evening and collaboration between dance makers DaNCEBUMS and sound makers 6 Families. Familiar at moments, and surprising at others; you can expect this springy compilation of sounds and movements to make you feel like a fine feline, luxuriating in the sun. Culminating in a lively finale, this performance celebrates the power of music and dance to create connections across generations and through the eternal cycles of the universe.

Dance
10:00 pm / Doors open at 9:30 pm

Brain Game

Presented by Table Salt Productions

This fast-paced interactive panel-style game show is a cross between NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” and TV’s “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” Created by host Dennis Curley, each week’s show features a revolving panel of the Twin Cities’ finest improvisers who compete against each other and against the ticking clock.

Comedy

Sunday, May 8

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

Wow

Created and performed by 6 Families and DaNCEBUMS

Wow is a shared evening and collaboration between dance makers DaNCEBUMS and sound makers 6 Families. Familiar at moments, and surprising at others; you can expect this springy compilation of sounds and movements to make you feel like a fine feline, luxuriating in the sun. Culminating in a lively finale, this performance celebrates the power of music and dance to create connections across generations and through the eternal cycles of the universe.

Dance

Monday, May 9

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

Theater of Public Policy

Presented by Danger Boat Productions

Policy, politics and improv comedy. The Theater of Public Policy is “what would happen if C-SPAN were suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL.” Each show features an interview with an expert guest or newsmaker. Then the show’s cast of improvisers brings everything they said to life through entirely unscripted comedy. It’s an improv show for the NPR listener in all of us.

Comedy / Performance

Tuesday, May 10

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

Two Chairs Telling

Let's put two of the best storytellers, poets, and spoken word artists on the stage for 80 minutes with the challenge "can you top this?" and let them explore the intersection between what and why.

Performance