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ABOUT THE JUNGLE

The Jungle Theater produces imaginative work in an intimate setting that is deeply rooted in the LynLake neighborhood of Minneapolis. In her third season as Artistic Director, Sarah Rasmussen has significantly increased the representation of women, both on and off stage, and has renewed the Jungle‚Äôs commitment to producing and commissioning new work. The Jungle is also passionate about supporting new generations of theater makers through programs like JungleWrites, a free playwrighting course and mentorship program for teenage girls. A flagship example of the transformational power of the performing arts, the Jungle plays a vital role in the economic and cultural development of its neighborhood. The Jungle was founded in 1991 by Bain Boehlke and counts among its credits a dozen Ivey Awards and numerous top production awards from critics.

 

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SEASONS

2018-2019 SEASON

Little Women by Kate Hamill
The Wickhams: Christmas At Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
The Children by Lucy Kirkwood
The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
Schoolgirls: Or The African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh
Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl
Stinkers by Josh Tobiessen
 
 

2018 SEASON

Ishmael directed and adapted by Leo Geter
My Mother Has Four Noses written and performed by Jonatha Brooke
The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson
Hand to God by Robert Askins
 

2017 SEASON

Anna in the Tropics
 by Nilo Cruz
Lone Star Spirits by Josh Tobiessen
Fly By Night by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick & Kim Rosenstock
The Nether by Jennifer Haley
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon


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
 

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

 
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