Illusion Theater 's mission is to create theater that illuminates the illusions, myths and realities of our times and to catalyze personal and social change.

Box Office Info


Box office hours:

1 pm - 5 pm 

Monday- Friday

Extended box office hours:

The box office is open two hours before performances*

Downtown Minneapolis parking info:
Summer special events:
JULY 11-15, 2014
Minneapolis Aquatennial 
JULY 18-26, 2014
Twins Home Game Schedule
Friday, July 18    7:10 pm game
Saturday, July 19   6;10 pm game
Sunday, July 20  1:10 pm game
Thursday, July 24 7:10 pm game
Friday, July 25  7:10 pm game
Saturday, July 26 6:10 pm game
Sudnay, July 27 1:10 pm game
Please allow extra time to travel through downtown and park. You can always reserve parking at the Plymouth Parking Ramp for Ilusion Theater shows. 
Reserve parking for Minneapolis shows here.  (this does NOT include rental companies performing in our space

Presented by Illusion Theater

Fresh Ink Series: New Script Readings

Friday, Jul 18th to Monday, Jul 21st

This year, Fresh Ink features scripts so new the ink is still drying. 

JULY 18 & 19

Transatlantic Love Affair presents

 “The showing for Emilie/Eurydice is the result of three weeks’ partial and development by the ensemble into the myth of Eurydice and Emilie Gossiaux’s story as told on the Radiolab episode “Finding Emilie.”
- Isabel Nelson

Co-founder of Transatlantic Love Affair  

Both readings are at 8 pm.

Pay What You Can tickets available by calling 612.339.4944 


JULY 20 & 21

This year, Fresh Ink features scripts so new the ink is still drying. 

"What My Mother Heard"

Written by Laura B. Adams
Directed by Wendy Knox

Based on "The Good Wives Guide" and educational films from the 1940's and 50's, playwright Laura B. Adams uses the gender ideology of that period, juxtaposed to the complexity of choices that contemporary women face today, to shine light on the rewards and dilemmas of longtime friendships as well as new ones. Not every generation sees history's impact in the same light and tensions can mount quickly when true feelings are revealed. 

(Pay What You Can tickets!) 
Sunday, July 20 at 7 pm
Monday, July 21 at 8 PM


Presented by Illusion Theater

Fresh Ink Series: Miranda

Thursday, Jul 24th to Sunday, Jul 27th

By James Still
Directed by Michael Robins

This Illusion Theater commission is the third play in a trilogy of plays by James Still exploring the aftermath of 9-11 and the ripple effects on one family. In MIRANDA it is the existential crisis of a CIA operative who goes by many names. Who is she? What's kept her working in the Middle East all these years? Why can't she leave? And how does she find herself directing a production of "Othello" in Yemen and how does Shakepeare turn her world inside-out??? Miranda isn't typical CIA. Or maybe she is… 

Audio Described performance on Saturday, July 26, 2014 

Tickets $14-$19

Box office 612.339.4944 

Presented by Illusion Theater


Thursday, Oct 2nd to Sunday, Oct 26th

The year is 1969. Aspirations are running high in the town of Steubenville, Ohio, as 11 year old Jeffrey takes the director's chair for the first time in his young life. Through hilarity and mishap, he leads his fellow fifth grade classmates through rehearsals of an adaptation of Shakespeare's greatest drama.


"This is the funniest piece about theater since Noises Off!"

- Audience Member

"OH MY GOD!!! Jeff Hatcher's Hamlet is TO DIE FOR!!

My jaw is still sore from laughing! "

-Jim Smart, after opening night.