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Jungle Theater

Map & Directions 2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Daily 12pm-5pm


City Pages' Description

For more than two decades, Bain Boehlke’s creation has provided a striking mix of classical theater, 20th-century classics, and modern works. Boehlke was past 50 when the theater veteran had an epiphany about starting a small theater in the Twin Cities. It opened in a 90-seat storefront theater on Lake Street and quickly established itself as one of the places to go for high-quality theater in Minneapolis. The theater thrived and later moved to its present location a couple of blocks away on Lyndale. Though the stage and seating is a bit larger, the venue is still intimate. The Jungle presents five or six productions each year, ranging from recent works (Venus in Fur and Urinetown) to classics (Hamlet). Mid-century pieces are a real specialty for Boehlke and the other directors, tackling the likes of Waiting of Godot, The Glass Menagerie and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in recent years. All of this has made the Jungle a popular place for actors, both young and veteran, to ply their trade. Not every production at the Jungle works – no theater can claim that – but you will always find a well-made and well-acted piece inside its walls.

Merchant's Description

"I wanted an intimate space to produce simple productions and lavish a lot of care on them." --Bain Boehlke

Member Reviews

  • djg256
    djg256 wrote a review for Jungle Theater
    on 03/03/13

    I saw this play last Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I did, however, feel like I needed a cold shower afterward. The two characters were very easy on the eyes and there were sections in which the sexual tension was so think you could cut it with a knife. I recommend this play, even to the prudes among us. There was plenty of fun moments. A very memorable event.

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  • MPLSco on 10/22/10

    Incredible art direction in this classy theater.

  • Garry G. on 04/14/11

    Don't miss "Next Fall" now through May 22nd!

  • Jake C. on 07/10/13

    Wow what an awesome, awesome performance of "Urinetown." Critics said Broadway quality. They were right!

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