Performing Arts — Oct. 12

This calendar lists theatrical productions and other unique entertainment events.

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Lamplighter Community Theatre presents 'Every Brilliant Thing'

STAPLES —Lamplighter Community Theatre of Staples presents “Every Brilliant Thing” featuring Staples native Matthew R. Olsen. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22; and 2 p.m. Oct. 23. All performances are free.

"Every Brilliant Thing" is an interactive, one-person show that engages the audience throughout the production, providing a unique experience for every performance, according to a news release.

It is about the story of a son who creates a list of things worth living for in an attempt to raise the spirits of his chronically depressed mother. Performed in an intimate “in-the-round” performance setting, the storyteller guides us through their struggles with loss, grief and mental health.

Filled with humor, surprise, nostalgia and heartbreak, this play is a light for the dark corners of the human experience, illuminating the shared parts of us all, according to the news release.


Performances will be at Centennial Auditorium and will be followed by a discussion with the actor and director of the production.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as well as the generous support of Staples/Motley Beyond Poverty and Lakewood Health System.

Pequot Lakes Community Theatre announces cast of ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

PEQUOT LAKES — Pequot Lakes Community Theatre is rehearsing for its upcoming production of “You Can't Take It With You,” an Oscar-winning romantic comedy and Pulitzer Prize winner.

“You Can't Take It With You” originally opened on Broadway at the Booth Theatre on Dec. 14, 1936. A smash hit, the show ran for 838 performances and returned to Broadway five times, most recently in 2014.

“You'll laugh 'til your sides hurt as Alice, coming from an eccentric family of carefree misfits, falls for her employer's son, the gentlemanly product of stuffy, snobby parents. And when the members of the two disparate clans meet, there are fireworks,” according to a news release.

Performances of “You Can't Take It With You” will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium.

Tickets are $15 (adults), $13 (seniors 60 and older) and $10 (youth 18 and younger), and can be purchased at or by calling Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200.

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