Chanukah in the Dark

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It’s Chanukah, and 10-year-old Max is looking forward to presents, latkes and her grandmother’s amazing donuts. But when an ice storm causes a power outage, Max discovers that Chanukah is all about overcoming adversity and seeing the miracles in life. A world premiere with 5 original songs: Chanukah in the Dark, DonutsLatkes, Spin the Dreidel and Eight, commissioned by our theater.
 

• Dates and times are below.

• Call the Box Office at 651-647-4315 for tickets.

• We are hand-picking seats for social distancing.

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Photo credit: Jennie Ward

DATES, TIMES & PRICES

LOCATION

Saturday, December 4
7:00 pm
$24
Sunday, December 5
1:00 pm
$24
Sunday, December 5
3:30 pm
$24
Friday, December 10
9:45 am
$24
Sunday, December 12
1:00 pm
$24
Sunday, December 12
3:30 pm
$24
Friday, December 17
11:45 am
$24

Ticket price for subscribers $20; call for details

 

Weekday performances for school groups; call for details  

BOX OFFICE                                                                     651-647-4315                                                                                                       
Due to special seating, please call for tickets.  

We’re back in our theater home:

Highland Park Community Center

1978 Ford Parkway St. Paul, MN, 55116

Free and easy parking

Cast

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Sulia Rose Altenberg (Max) is very excited to be making her debut with Six Points Theater, particularly in a show about one of her favorite holidays. For the past 15 years she’s spent her time working on stages all over the Twin Cities with Frank Theater, Daleko Arts, Illusion Theater, Pillsbury House’s Chicago Avenue Project and shows with the Minnesota Fringe with Mainly Me Productions. A highlight has been playing Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank at Park Square Theatre and their Wall Street Journal acclaimed early pandemic zoom production. Huge amounts of gratitude to be back on stage after these many months.

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David Coral (Grandpa) returns to Six Points Theater having just been in The People’s Violin! Since 1998, he’s performed in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota with many theaters. Other work with Six Points Theater includes The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, and The Triangle Factory Fire Project. He received a best supporting actor nod in 2000 for A Lie of the Mind - Starting Gate Productions , and in 2010 for My Name is Asher Lev - Six Points Theater. David is also a film, commercial and voice-over talent.

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Ben Shaw (Sasha) is making his debut with Six Points Theater. A Philly boy originally, Ben attended The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program and has since been performing around town on screen and at Park Square Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, History Theatre, Gremlin Theatre, and Theatre Coup d'Etat. Ben has worked in Kansas, Philadelphia, and Maine and is a founding member of the Orchard Theater Collective in the Twin Cities. He thanks his wife, Mackenzie, for being a constant source of support and love.

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Sally Wingert (Grandma) has previously appeared at Six Points Theater, in A Pickle, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Rose, Family Secrets, Woman Before A Glass, and 2.5 Minute Ride, and made her directorial debut with The Whipping Man. She’s been in over 100 productions at the Guthrie Theater, with other Twin Cities credits including, Theater Latté Da, Ten Thousand Things Theater, and Dark & Stormy Productions. Sally has performed in theaters around the country, on Broadway, and in London’s West End.

Production Artists

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Jennie Ward (Director) returns to Six Points Theater where she previously directed 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and What I Thought I Knew. She directed and assistant directed at Playwrights’ Center, Guthrie Theater, Jungle Theater, and St. Croix Festival Theater. Jennie directed and taught in Chicago, New York City, and Boston. Locally, she taught at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Acting Conservatory, Hamline University, and St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. As the Managing Director At the Center For Performing Arts in Minneapolis, she helped produce radical and rigorous development opportunities for performing artists. She earned her MFA in Directing from Harvard.

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Adam Wernick (Music Director/Composer) composed the music for Six Points Theater’s production of O my God! and has created original music and sound for the Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, DC), The Old Globe (San Diego, Ca.), Classic Stage Company (New York, NY), Wilma Theater (Philadelphia, Pa.), The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford-upon-Avon, England), and others. He also writes concert music, books and plays for children, and is a contributing writer for theworld.org

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Rick Polenek (Scenic and Properties Design) returns to Six Points Theater having previously designed props for Shul and The Whipping Man. Rick has been active in the Twin Cities’ theater and design communities for over 45 years as a scenic designer, exhibition designer, commercial art director and college instructor. Recent projects include The King of the Kosher Grocers for Stage North. Upcoming projects include Holmes and Watson at Park Square Theatre.

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Annie Cady (Costume Design) is happy to be designing again with Six Points Theater where her favorite previous designs are The Last Five Years and The Magic Dreidels. Annie has designed costumes for several other area theatre and dance companies including Ananya Dance Theatre, Artistry, The Children's Theatre Company, Commonweal Theatre, History Theatre, Mixed Blood, Park Square Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Threads Dance Project and Workhaus Collective. She is an instructor in the Theatre Department at Normandale Community College.

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Todd M. Reemtsma (Lighting Design) is delighted to return to Six Points Theater, having previously worked on The People’s Violin, Operation: Immigration and Significant Other. He has designed lighting for American Repertory Theatre-Director’s Lab (Cambridge, Mass.), Gallery Players (Brooklyn, N.Y.), and Footsteps Theater Company (Chicago, Ill.), as well as St. Croix Festival Theatre (St. Croix Falls, Wis.).

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Anita Kelling (Sound Design) is excited to be back doing live theater with Six Points Theater. Locally, Anita has designed for Park Square Theatre, Mixed Blood, Girl Friday Productions, Prime Productions, Theater Mu, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Yellow Tree Theatre, Stage North, Freshwater Theatre, Theatre in the Round, 20% Theatre Company, Chameleon Theatre Circle, Normandale Community College, and SteppingStone Theatre. Anita holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota.

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Tom Burgess (Projections Design) is faculty and Technical Director for Normandale Community College. He has been a set designer and technical director for the Guthrie Theater’s Guthrie/BFA program and the Guthrie Experience programs where he worked on His Girl Friday, The Great Gatsby, and The Real Thing. Additionally, Tom worked as a properties master and assistant scenic designer for a number of Penumbra Theatre's productions. Most recently, Tom has designed scenery for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s production of Nat Turner in Jerusalem as well as designing and building the set for the conceptual dance film, Kitchen Dance Project.

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Miranda Shunkwiler (Stage Manager) made her debut at Six Points Theater, as the Production Assistant for The People’s Violin. Born and raised in the Twin Cities, she has been blessed to be a part of the theater community, working with Stages Theatre Company, Minneapolis Musical Theatre, Classical Actors Ensemble, and others.

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Hayley Finn (Playwright) is delighted to have been commissioned by Six Points Theater to write Chanukah in the Dark after having directed seven plays here. Her play While You Were Out was commissioned and presented at Red Eye Theater with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hysteria: Silence In Stills premiered at Women Center Stage Festival in New York and was workshopped at the Guthrie Theater. Her directing work has appeared at Pillsbury House, History Theater, Playwrights’ Center, Marin Theater Company, Labyrinth, People’s Light, Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New Dramatists, O’Neill and Nine Gates Festival in Prague among others.