THE JUNGLE THEATER
One of the things I enjoy most about living in Uptown, is the Jungle Theater. Located near the corner of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue, it is one the best know landmarks in the neighborhood and one of my favorite venues.
The Jungle Theater was founded in 1991 by Bain Boehlke, and was originally located in a storefront space in south Minneapolis. In time, it quickly established its place among Twin City Theaters, and in 1999 moved to its current location in Uptown. The theater successful transformed a run-down bar space into the iconic 150 seat venue it is today, and produces five shows each year.
This year the Jungle Theater celebrates it 25th Anniversary, and is kicking off the festivities with a new production of Gertrude Stein And A Companion. This is the seventh time they have produced this show over the years, and it is by far their most successful and popular offering.
I attended a preview of the show last week and was very impressed. The show itself is a strong piece to work with, but this performance was superb, once again living up to quality I’ve come to expect the from the Jungle. The show officially opened over the weekend and I highly recommend you see it.
Waiting for the show to start.
Since moving to Minneapolis I have attended theater productions in numerous locations, but I must admit the Jungle Theater has become my favorite venue. Their productions are so well done, and the quality is always first rate.
**Do you have a favorite theater?