Tickets: 651.291.7005

2018-2019 Season Preview & A Toast to Richard Cook!

Monday, March 5
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Minnesota State Arts Board
Park Square Court, Suite 200
400 Sibley Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1928

In September, Richard Cook, whose career goes back to the theatre’s founding in 1975, turns our stages over to a new artistic director. Help us celebrate Richard as he shares with us the last season he has put together for our patrons. We are thrilled we are able to toast Richard where Park Square Theatre was founded 43 years ago at the current home of the Minnesota State Arts Board.

At the event we will spend some time hearing from Richard about his time at the theatre, but we will also hear from directors, actors, and music from the upcoming season. Look for our announcement of next year’s shows soon!

We hope you are able to join us for this free event!

Contact Mackenzie Pitterle to RSVP by March 1, 2018 or if you have any questions regarding this event at 651-767-1440 or

Artistic Director Richard Cook

Richard Cook has had a long and amazing career creating theatre in the Twin Cities. He has been Artistic Director for Park Square Theatre since 1980. He has overseen the production of over 250 plays and directed nearly 50 productions for Park Square, including works by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Wilde, O’Neill and rarely produced works like The Revenger’s Tragedy and Ghost Sonata.

At Park Square’s current facility, in the Historic Hamm Building in downtown Saint Paul, his directing credits have ranged from Six Characters In Search of an Author and The Women to area premieres of Arcadia, Love! Valor! Compassion!, Red and the world premieres of a new version of Schiller’s Mary Stuart, A Tale of Two Cities, and The Odyssey. In the last fifteen years, he’s shifted the theatre’s programming from “a classic theatre for a classic city” to diverse programming dominated by area, regional and world premieres. In 1995, he initiated Park Square’s Educational Services program which has grown to serve over 35,000 students (grades 6-12) each season.


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