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Guest Events

Park Square Theatre occasionally plays host to special events sponsored by other organizations.

Ticket links and contact information are listed with each event.

Irish Fair presents

A One-Act Play: Frank O’Connor’s “The Genius” performed by Gary Murphy


Wednesday, April 25, 2018  |  7:30pm


Irish Fair 2018 - The Genius performed by Gary Murphy

For one night only — this special theatrical event is coming here all the way from Ireland!

Actor Gary Murphy has been in television shows like “The Tudors” and “Vikings.” This one-man show is based off Frank O’Connor’s short story “The Genius,” which was originally adapted to the stage by Patrick Talbot. The Guardian newspaper, said “Frank O Connor’s hilarious childhood stories are beautifully adapted for the stage.” The performance garnered rave reviews after a seventeen-week tour of Cork, Dublin and Belfast. The show is 45 minutes, and will be followed by an on stage interview by MPR host Tom Crann.


$20 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

For more information:

Irish Fair
or call (651) 645-0221

This show is part of the programming of Irish Arts Week, which runs from April 20th through April 29th. Irish Arts Week is presented by Irish Fair of Minnesota, and the full schedule of events can be found at

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New Native Theatre presents

Native Woman the Musical


May 9 – 13, 2018

Native women tell stories with a musical twist in this follow-up play to our wildly successful NATIVE MAN THE MUSICAL that debuted at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival. This multi media production featuring Native women from throughout Minnesota will dare to speak truth to the experiences lived by Native women through story, music, dance, humor and more!

Poster Image for Native Woman the Musical - Purple Background with graphics of three Native Women and piano keys


For each performance:
Advanced ticket sales are $25 each.
Pay-what-you-can at the door.
Groups may purchase tickets ahead of time at a discounted rate by emailing

For more information:

New Native Theatre
or call (612) 367-7639

Dates & Times

May 9-12 | 7:30pm

May 13 | 2:00pm

Taiko Arts Midwest presents

Taiko Tuesday featuring Ensō Daiko


Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  7:00pm


Taiko performer with large drum on burgundy background, wearing bright blue   3 Taiko performers playing small drums, wearing vivid red & black, large drum in background

TAIKO TUESDAY concerts promise loud, energetic performances that combine music, dance, culture, and pure athleticism.

“So many people I meet have no idea what taiko drumming is, or that we have such a vibrant local taiko community. These concerts are free — an easy opportunity for people and families to give it a try.” says Jennifer Weir, TAM’s Executive Director.



All seating is FREE General Admission.
Reservations are recommended.

For more information:

Taiko Arts Midwest
or call 612-405-2845

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This series is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the St. Paul Cultural Star program, and the Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Flint Hills Family Festival Presented by Ordway
Arch 8 presents



Sunday, June 2, 2018  |  10:30am & 2:30pm

Approximate Run-time: 50-60 minutes

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Tetris - Ordway 2018 Flint Hills Family Festival

Arch8 bring a unique performance inspired by Tetris the videogame, this extremely physical and interactive dance performance explores how we connect with one another. Dancers flip, slide, leapfrog and tumble over each other to create single unified forms out of their individual bodies.

This piece is for the kids who can’t sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls, and those who can imagine farther than they can see.


$8 – General Admission

For more information

Ordway Flint Hills Family Festival

Accessible Performances

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Saturday, June 2 | 2:30PM

Sponsored by

Flint Hills Resources - sponsor of the 2018 Flint Hills Family Festival - Ordway

Cerulean Fire and Sogetsu Ikebana Group presents

Musical and Floral Metamorphosis:
Premiere of Four Harpsichord Concerto

2018 Japan America Society of Minnesota Harukaze Festival


Sunday, June 10  |  4:00pm

Asako Hirabayashi and Margaret Humphrey, with harpsichord and violin, wearing elaborate cerulean blue gown & red gown

The acclaimed virtuoso duo Cerulean Fire and the Sogetsu Ikebana group and friends will present a mash-up of old traditions set in a modern vernacular, featuring a premiere of Asako Hirabayshi’s four harpsichord concerto. The featured guest conductor is Nobuyoshi Yasuda.

The foyer of the theater will be dotted with Ikebana, an ancient flower arranging tradition dating back to the 7th century. These sculptural pieces create a visual metaphor of the infinite power and beauty of nature set in a human space, to very modern effect. After passing through this living sculpture garden, the concert will commence in the hall, including a concerto by Asako Hirabayashi along with pieces by Astor Piazolla, Paul Hindemith, JS Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. These composers use sound to celebrate nature, spirituality, and the simple joy of dance rhythms, with old music looking forward, and new music reflecting backwards. The program concludes with Hirabayashi’s four harpsichord concerto, creating a rich soundscape with these unique instruments usually intended for Baroque music.


$10  JASM Member
$15  Nonmember
$5  Students
Age 6 and Under:  free

For more information

Japan America Society of MN
or call Benard van Lierop 612.627.9357

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