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Theatre du Mississippi of Winona, MN

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Last chance to see the 7th Annual Original Shorts!

Today at 2:00pm!

Burke Music House
226 E 3rd St., Winona
Use back entrance
Note: Venue is handicap accessible, however, the bathroom is not.

$5 at the door, cash only.
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Bunnell House Performances – Summer 2016

Theatre du Mississippi in partnership with the Winona County Historical Society is excited to announce the return of performances at the historic Bunnell House this upcoming summer!

June 18 – July 24 The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell, written by Lynn Nankivil and directed by Judy Myers. Audiences will take a trip down memory lane with Willard’s famous brother, Lafayette. Just before the end of his life in 1903, Lafayette will not be kept from his evening lecture, even by the hospital. Join him on his journey through his adventurous life in the wild frontier of the west….and his mind.

July 30 – August 14 The Hired Girl Gets Married, written by Lynn Nankivil and directed by Paul Sannerud, will take visitors back to 1856 as Willard and Matilda Bunnell ready the house, and the Bride, for the celebration. It is a time for new beginnings, not only for a young bride, but all, as pioneers in a new land, forging a new life and a new identity.

Hours: 2016 Summer Performances will be held Weekends at Noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. + July 4!

Admission: Tickets are $12 for WCHS members and $15 for the public and will be available starting May 20 at the History Center (160 Johnson St, Winona, MN).  Advanced tickets are encouraged to guarantee a spot. Audience size is very limited. Yes, you can do Will Call, call the History Center at 507.454.2723 to charge by phone.

Location: The Bunnell House is located three miles down river from Winona, just off Highway 61, at Homer, Minnesota. Watch for the brown signs! Parking in lot and on street.

Bunnell House Excursions
Tickets $70 members/$75 public (per excursion)
Arrive at the Bunnell House the way visitors would have in the early pioneer days of Winona County, via the river! We will board the Cal Fremling at 3 p.m. for a ride to Homer Landing to be picked up by the Trester Trolley to the Bunnell House to see a performance and then back to the landing for a cruise back to the levee by 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres served along with a visit with Playwright, Lynn Nankivil and Director of the play you’ll see, Judy Myers, The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell or Paul Sannrud, The Hired Girl Gets Married! (Regular tickets will not be sold for these performances.)
Saturday, July 9, to see “The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell” 
Saturday, August 6, to see “The Hired Girl Gets Married”


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Production Season

Written by Scott Dixon
Directed by Daniel Munson
October 20 & 21 | 7:30pm
October 22 | 2pm
Masonic Theatre
(255 Main St., Winona)

6th Annual Christmas Radio Show
Written & Directed by Paul Sannerud
Dec. 15 - 17
Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre (Located in the  Performing Arts Center, Winona State University)

Short & Sweet: an Evening of Plays by David Ives
Directed by Mike Speck
Featuring five short plays by David Ives
Sure Thing, English Made Simple, Time Flies, The Philadelphia and  Moby-Dude
Feb. 16 & 17 | 7pm & 9pm
February 18 | 4pm
Outpost Winona

Original Shorts
Staged readings of original one-act plays from TdM's Playwriting Workshop
Spring 2018

Historic Masonic Theatre Winona MN

Founded in 1997, Theatre du Mississippi is committed to the development and production of high-quality programs in the performing arts, particularly those that address important contemporary or historical issues. Our aim is to integrate artistic excellence and originality with a sense of community in the Winona area and beyond.

Theatre du Mississippi | P.O. Box 184 | Winona, MN 55987 | admin@theatredumiss.org

As a non-profit organization, we are grateful to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us provide community outreach, education, entertainment and, in particular, dedication to original works. We are located in the Historic Masonic Theatre in the heart of Winona, Minnesota, in the bluff country of the upper Mississippi River Valley. We appreciate the following foundations and institutions for supporting our organization through their generous grants:
  • The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation
  • SEMAC - McKnight Emerging Artist Grant, in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature
'Friends of the Masonic' is a citizens group focused on the preservation and restoration of the Historic Masonic Theatre, its building, and its collection of historic painted scenery. Please join us and share your ideas about how we might assist the City in preserving this historic building and the drops collection. Join us at: www.facebook.com/groups/279822072207056/.