ABOUT THE JUNGLE THEATER

 
 

Founded by Bain Boehlke in 1991 in a storefront space at the corner of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue in South Minneapolis, the Jungle Theater quickly established a loyal following and received widespread critical acclaim for its productions. In 1999, the theater moved into its permanent home, an intimate 150-seat space across the intersection from its original location. In addition to the Jungle’s main stage productions of classic and contemporary plays, the theater also maintains community arts education and outreach programs which serve the Greater Metro area, and reflect the theater’s ongoing commitment to neighborhood and community.

For more than 20 years, the Jungle Theater has had a substantial impact on the Twin Cities theater scene, having established a reputation for excellence that stems from a commitment to high artistic standards and the contributions of many respected and celebrated local artists. A flagship example of the transformative power of the performing arts, the Jungle plays a continuing and vital role in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood’s economic, social and cultural development.

 

2016 SEASON

The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare
Constellations by Nick Payne
Le Switch by Philip Dawkins
Bars and Measures by Idris Goodwin
The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl

2015 SEASON

Gertrude Stein and a Companion by Win Wells
And the World Goes 'Round by Kander and Ebb
You Can't Take It With You by Kaufman and Hart
Annapurna by Sharr White
The Night Alive by Conor McPherson

2014 SEASON

Shakespeare's Will by Vern Thiessen
Detroit by Lisa D'Amour
The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz
The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam
On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson

2013 SEASON

Venus in Fur by David Ives
Deathtrap by Ira Levin
Urinetown The Musical by Mark Hoffman and Greg Kotis|
Fool for Love by Sam Shepard
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry

2012 SEASON

Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott
The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
Noises Off  by Michael Frayn
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
In the Next Room by Sarah Ruhl

2011 SEASON

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell
Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum  
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim  
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
I Am My Own Wife  by Doug Wright

2010 SEASON

Blithe Spirit  by Noel Coward
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  by Edward Albee
The Mystery of Irma Vep  by Charles Ludlam
The Glass Menagerie  by Tennessee Williams
Fully Committed  by Becky Mode

2009 SEASON

Hitchcock Blonde  by Terry Johnson
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Shipwrecked! by Donald Margulies
The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien
Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte
The Seafarer by Conor McPherson

2008 SEASON

The Syringa Tree  by Pamela Gien
Rabbit Hole  by David Lindsay-Abaire
The Gin Game  by D.L. Coburn
Hedwig and the Angry Inch  Music by Stephen Trask,
Text by John Cameron Mitchell
A Life in the Theatre  by David Mamet
Souvenir  by Stephen Temperley

2007 SEASON

The Swan  by Elizabeth Egloff
K2  by Patrick Meyers
Two for the Seesaw  by William Gibson
Speed-the-Plow  by David Mamet
Shining City  by Conor McPherson

2006 SEASON

Betrayal  by Harold Pinter
The House of Blue Leaves  by John Guare
I Am My Own Wife  by Doug Wright
Last of the Boys  by Steven Dietz
The Rivals  by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

2005 SEASON

Honour  by Joanna Murray-Smith
How the Other Half Loves  by Alan Ayckbourn
Entertaining Mr. Sloane  by Joe Orton
Bone Dry AKA the Copy Editor Murders  by Paula Cizmar
Same Time, Next Year  by Bernard Slade

2004 SEASON

The Drawer Boy  by Michael Healey
Sylvia  by A.R. Gurney
The Dazzle  by Richard Greenberg
Recent Tragic Events  by Craig Wright
Under Milkwood  by Dylan Thomas

2003 SEASON

Lobby Hero  by Kenneth Lonergan
Perfect Crime  by Warren Manzi
Orson Welles Rehearses Moby Dick  by Kent Stephens
A Delicate Balance  by Edward Albee
MIKEANDNEALSHOW  by Michael Heintzman and Neal Lerner

2002 SEASON

The Fourposter  by Jan de Hartog
The Blue Room  by David Hare
Orange Flower Water  by Craig Wright
Hapgood  by Tom Stoppard
Fully Committed  by Becky Mode

2001 SEASON

Gertrude Stein and A Companion  by Win Wells
Sylvia  by A.R. Gurney
Torch Song Trilogy  by Harvey Fierstein
Tamarack  by Buffy Sedlachek
Molly's Delicious  by Craig Wright

2000 SEASON

On the Verge  by Eric Overmyer
Talk to Me Like the Rain  by Tennessee Williams
Silver Lake  by Karl Gajdusek
Happy Days  by Samuel Beckett
The Pavilion  by Craig Wright

1999 SEASON

Macbeth  by William Shakespeare
Tossin'Junk  by Meg Grundy
Picnic  by William Inge
Lobster Alice  by Kira Obolensky
Under Milkwood  by Dylan Thomas


At the Original Location on Lake Street

 
 

1997-1998 SEASON

The House of Blue Leaves  by John Guare
A Child's Christmas in Wales  by Dylan Thomas
Tales from the Underbelly  by Kevin Kling
A Life in the Theater  by David Mamet
Dial M for Murder  by Frederick Knott

1996-1997 SEASON

The Diary of a Madman  by Nikolai Gogol
Krapp's Last Tape  by Samuel Beckett
Bus Stop  by William Inge
Long Day's Journey into Night  by Eugene O'Neill
Seascape  by Edward Albee

1995-1996 SEASON

The Swan  by Elizabeth Agloff
Waiting for Godot  by Samuel Beckett
The Glass Menagerie  by Tennessee Williams
Eleanor Roosevelt: Excursions  by Rhoda Lerman
Fool for Love  by Sam Shepard

1994-1995 SEASON

The Ice Fishing Play  by Kevin Kling
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  by Edward Albee
The Miracle Worker  by William Gibson
Journey's End  by R.C. Sherriff
Gertrude Stein and A Companion  by Win Wells

1993 SEASON

The Lower Depths  by Maxim Gorky
Old Times  by Harold Pinter
Levitation by Timothy Mason
The Diary of Anne Frank  by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Rio Bravo! Rio Grande!  by Jim Stowell

1992 SEASON

Dial M for Murder  by Frederick Knott
Home and Away  by Kevin Kling
The House of Blue Leaves  by John Guare
Gertrude Stein and A Companion  by Win Wells

1991 SEASON

Only You  by Timothy Mason
A Life in the Theater  by David Mamet
Three for Tennessee  by Tennessee Williams
Shimmer  by John O'Keefe
Happy Days  by Samuel Beckett