Plays & Events

2018 – 2019 Production Season



Music, Stories, Film Shorts and More!

Saturday, October 27th, at 7:00pm.

First Congregational Church of Winona, UCC

161 W Broadway St. – Johnson St. Canopied Entrance

Admission by free will donation ($10 Suggested)

Costumes encouraged. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Live and haunting chamber music starting at 6:45pm.

Handicap accessible at the canopy on Johnson Street.

Proceeds will go to supporting Theatre du Mississippi

Presented by TdM and Café Congo

Tickets at the door only.  Cash or check.

A special harvest dinner at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse will be served starting at 5pm on Saturday, October 27, before the Halloweenona Revue show! RSVP at (507) 452-7020

Jack O’ Lantern Contest

Bring a carved pumpkin…you could win “best in glow!”

Jack O’ Lantern Contest Rules:
1) Carved pumpkins must be dropped off at Cafe Congo between 5:00 and 6:00 pm in order to be part of the contest.
2) Name and phone # must be written in magic marker on the outside bottom of the pumpkin.
3) Flameless candles inside are not required but are welcome to help decorate the hall.
4) Prizes awarded. Must be present to win.  Awards announced at the end of the show.
5) Entrants must take their entry with them at the end of the event; those not taken will be discarded.


7th Annual Christmas Radio Show

Written by Alex Green

Directed by Tony Opelt

December 7-8 (7:30pm) and December 9 (2:00pm)

Burke Music House

226 East 3rd Street, Winona, MN  (Use back entrance)

Tickets are available online, at Chapter 2 Books (121 W 3rd Street, Winona) and at the door.

Online ticketing is available through

Pre sale – $15 General Admission and $7 Students

At the Door – $18 General Admission and $7 Students


2017-2018 Production Season



by Scott Dixon and directed by Daniel Munson

October 20 and 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

Masonic Theatre – 255 Main Street, Winona

6th Annual Christmas Radio Show

Written and directed by Paul Sannerud

December 15 and 16, 2017 at 7:30pm

December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

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

February 16 and 17, 2018 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm

February 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

Outpost Winona

119 E Third Street, Winona, MN

 Original Shorts

Staged readings of original one-act plays from TdM’s playwriting workshop

May 18 – 19, 2018 at 7:30pm

May 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

Burke Music House

226 East 3rd Street, Winona, MN .

Use back entrance


2016-2017 Production Season


Julie Wera: The Yankee Flash

by Michael G. Flanagan and directed by Judy Myers.

October 13 and 14 at 7:30pm

October 15 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

at Café Congo – First Congregational Church (161 W. Broadway St.)

5th Annual Christmas Radio Show

Written and directed by Kara Eggers

December 8 and 9 at 6:30pm

December 10 at 2:00pm and 6:30pm

Winona Arts Center (228 E 5th St.)

Original Shorts

One Act Play Contest Winners

April 22, 7:30pm

April 23, 2:00pm

Mid West Music Store (168 E 3rd St.)


2015-2016 Production Season

Historic Masonic Theater – 255 Main Street

Raising Spirits

Live Readings of Winona Ghost Stories

TdM Fundraiser!

October 30, 2015 at 7:00pm

4th Annual Christmas Radio Show

December 4-6, 2015

My Life is All But Over

February 19 and 20, 7:30pm

Collaboration with  Dolan // Heeringa production

Original Shorts

One Act Play Contest Winners

April 15-17, 2016

New Play MonDays

(Jefferson Pub and Grill, Winona)

Mondays at 7pm

September 28, 2015

November 30, 2015

January 25, 2016

March 28, 2016

April 25, 2016


2016 Summer Performance at the Bunnell House

Performances will once again be held during the summer at the Historic Bunnell House in Homer, MN. Produced by the Winona County Historical Society and Theatre du Mississippi.

Performances will be Saturdays and Sundays starting June 18 through August 14, plus July 4, with three identical hourlong shows per day at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

“The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell” runs June 18-July 24. “The Hired Girl Gets Married” runs July 30-Aug.14.


2014-2015 Production Season

Historic Masonic Theater 255 Main Street, Winona, MN*

New Play MonDay
September 29, 2014 at 7:00pm
‘The Bootleg Blues’
October 10 and 11, 2014 at 7:30pm
October 12, 2014 at 2:00pm
New Play MonDay
November 24, 2014 at 7:00pm
Christmas Radio Show
December 12 and 13, 2014 at 7:30pm
December 14, 2014 at 2:00pm
New Play MonDay
January 26, 2015 at 7:00pm
‘A Standing Ground’
Produced by TdM and WSU Sustainability Committee
January 31, 2015 at 7:00pm
New Play MonDay
March 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
Original Shorts
April 17 and 18, 2015 at 7:30pm
April 19, 2015 at 2:00pm
* Unless otherwise indicated, all events will be held at the Historic Masonic Theater, 255 Main St Winona, MN.. Please check the Theatre du Mississippi website for more details!

 2015 Summer Performanc‘The Hired Girl Gets Married!’

Produced by the Winona County Historical Society and Theatre du Mississippi, performances will be held Saturdays and Sundays starting June 27 through August 2 (closed July 4). Performances will take place in the Historic Bunnell House in Homer, Minnesota.

Past Plays & Events:

July 28thPre Storage - Open House
July 28thNew Play Monday
June 30thNewPlayMonDay
May 9th–11thOriginal Shorts
December 6th–8th2012Christmas Radio Show
October 18th–20thThe Drowned Man
May 3rd–5thOriginal Shorts
May 2ndAndrea Beaton

Andrea Beaton

February 8th–10thAngels in Trees
January 3rd–6thIm Anne Frank Poster
November 30
December 1–2Christmas Radio Show
October 12–14Winona Theatre Poster
April 13, 14 & 15Original Shorts Winona MN
January 13, 14 & 15Joan Of Arc
October 7, 8 & 9The Haunting of Potter's Field

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 |

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: