Richard Cook’s Retirement Party

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Thursday, September 6, 2018
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Landmark Center  (directions)
75 – 5th Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Join us at Landmark Center to celebrate the career and legacy of Park Square Theatre’s retiring Artistic Director Richard Cook.

The evening will include the grand opening of Park Square Theatre’s exhibit at Landmark Center, detailing the history of Richard’s career and the Theatre. Musical performances and appearances by actors and community members who have worked with Richard during his 43-year career are part of the celebration. Beverages and passed appetizers will be served.

This event is made possible from donations from donors like you. Please support this event with any amount when you RSVP.

To RSVP or ask questions, contact Lindsay Christensen at 651.767.8483 or

For more information on how to get to the Landmark Center, visit their website.

Richard Cook, Park Square Theatre artistic director

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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