SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
Photo by Amy Anderson
Unlike some theatres, Park Square Theatre in St. Paul offers a stage large enough to create boundless imagery, yet intimate enough for perfect sightlines, crisp acoustics, and immediate connections. The directors have high standards for their talented local casts; obvious by long standing ovations following the last curtain call.
“We use the top talent in town, and let them carry the story,” explains Meg Krekeler, marketing manager.
It’s not unheard of for actors and directors to introduce some of the unique plays performed at Park Square Theatre, or to see premiers from the adventurous stages of London and New York that otherwise wouldn’t be seen in this market.
Park Square is committed not only to wonderful live performances, but education as well. Each season, they produce two productions exclusively for 25,000 seventh–twelfth graders, and offer hands-on workshops with theatre artists as part of their theater “Immersion Days.”
The relaxed, informal atmosphere of the lobby makes this “great little hidden gem of a theater” the perfect place to meet friends for a cocktail, listen to pre-show music, view exhibits of local artwork, or chat before the curtain rises.
Shows remaining in the 2008/2009 season include Grey Gardens (a co-production with the Ordway; pictured above) on stage at the McKnight Theatre from March 17-May 17; I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda on stage April 24 – May 17; and Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web on stage from May 29 – June 21.