The 24 Hour Plays
In celebration of the Pantages Theatre’s 100th anniversary, Hennepin Theatre Trust and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) School of Fine Arts are partnering to present a unique and engaging theatrical experience — a performance of The 24 Hour Plays®. This event brings together the extraordinary talent of local and nationally-known artists to create and perform brand-new theatrical works within 24 hours. Proceeds support programs for young up-and-coming musical theatre talent in Minnesota.
Six playwrights, six directors, 24 actors and a musical guest create six new short plays in the course of a single day — and perform them in front of a live audience that night.
The performance features some of the hottest theatrical talent in the Twin Cities, as well as nationally recognizable artists from the stage (think Broadway) and screen. All of them are volunteering their time and talent.
The 24 Hour Plays is a nonprofit, NYC-based production team that engages teams of artists to create short theatrical work in 24 hours — and helps raise millions of dollars for charities across the world. Previous engagements include Broadway, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dublin and Germany.
In Minneapolis, this one-time performance takes place at the historic Pantages Theatre on Monday, March 13 at 8 p.m. — and is made possible by United Properties, Jimmy John’s, Priority Courier Experts and Sun Country Airlines. It marks the first time The 24 Hour Plays has been produced in the state of Minnesota.
Proceeds from the performance go to support Spotlight Education — the flagship education program of the Trust that engages Minnesota high schools in the performing arts — and scholarships for students enrolled in the UMD School of Fine Arts.