Six Points Theater, formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, is known as the preeminent independent professional Jewish theater in the country, exploring life through a Jewish lens. Over the years, Six Points Theater has won five Ivey Awards, produced nine world premieres, and gained a reputation as a theater that is bold and willing to address controversial topics. Six Points Theater produces theater of the highest artistic standards, and by doing so, ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds.
Six Points Theater's 2021-2022 Season began with a successful run, outdoors, of A Pickle, with Sally Wingert. The second play, The People's Violin, has been our first performance back in the Highland Park Community Center theater since March 2020.
Up next? December 4-17, we're presenting Hayley Finn's Chanukah in the Dark. It’s Chanukah, and 10-year-old Max is looking forward to presents, latkes and his grandmother’s amazing donuts. But when an ice storm causes a power outage, Max discovers that Chanukah is all about overcoming adversity and seeing the miracles in life. A world premiere with original songs, commissioned by our theater.
The New-Play Reading Festival, with Robert Dorfman as Festival Director, runs February 23 – March 13, 2022. Three new plays, hand-picked and not-yet seen by the public, will be presented in onstage readings. This format will allow audiences to experience cutting-edge work and our theater to broaden the landscape of Jewish theater.
Two Jews Walk Into A War...by Seth Rozin is the last play of this season and runs April 30 - May 22, 2022. Zeblyan and Ishaq are the last two Jews living in Kabul. While they both want to urgently repopulate their ancient Jewish community, how to do so is something they cannot agree upon. Against a backdrop of explosions and bullets, the two men must reconcile their theological differences and work together. Inspired by true events, this play balances Borscht Belt humor and poignancy in a touching look at cultural continuity.
Your donation to Six Points Theater will support a professional theater that is unique to the Twin Cities, state of Minnesota, the region and the country. Nationally respected for its work, Six Points Theater is a small professional theater that produces outstanding plays and musicals while exploring Jewish culture and contemporary issues that are universal to people of all backgrounds, entertaining and educating by highlighting the universality of our experiences and promoting tolerance in our world. Our general audiences are almost equally Jewish and non-Jewish.
- Mainstage Productions: Our season of plays is composed of summer, fall, winter, and spring offerings, including a holiday show that is geared for the youngest theatergoers and which also provides the only professional show about Chanukah for families and school groups in the region.
- Doorways: Our initiative of ongoing programs such as community forums, post-show symposia, panel discussions, written communications, and work with schoolchildren, all designed to open the doors to greater understanding and enjoyment of the plays Six Points Theater presents and deepen insights into the subjects and issues they address.
- Wellsprings: Six Points Theater's initiative to develop new plays rooted in the Jewish experience that also illuminate our common ground. To date, the theater has produced nine world premieres.
For more information on Six Points Theater, please visit our website.