TRIPLE ESPRESSO - A Highly Caffeinated Comedy Coming to Park Square's Boss Stage
Park Square Theatre has partnered with The Daniel Group to bring the 23-year phenomenon Triple Espresso-A Highly Caffeinated Comedy to Park Square's Andy Boss Thrust Stage November 9, 2018 - January 13, 2019. "This partnership will bring together two amazingly loyal audiences to experience downtown Saint Paul's parks, restaurants, music venues, skating rinks and hotels where they will be spangled with twinkling white lights and good cheer," says Park Square Executive Director Michael-jon Pease.
"I've been a Park Square fan for many years," said Dennis Babcock, the Executive Producer of Triple Espresso. "I'm thrilled we could make this partnership work. I can't wait to bring it to life on the intimate Boss Stage"
Triple Espresso is a truly homegrown hit show. Early in 1995, while Bill Arnold was having breakfast with Michael Pearce Donley, and Bob Stromberg in Minneapolis, the three local solo performers decided it would be fun to write something they could perform together. As motivation to buckle down and write it, they booked a performance for four weeks later.
Using Arnold's magic and comedy, Donley's original music, and Stromberg's physical humor, the three put together a show with elements of slapstick, vaudeville, and a touch of audience involvement. The next year, Dennis Babcock, came on board as Executive Producer.
The show proved to be a hit and went on to become the longest running show at the Music Box Theatre (April 3, 1996 - April 27, 2008 continuously; holiday productions 2009-2016); the longest continuously running show in San Diego (January 14, 1998-February 17, 2008); and the longest running show in the history of Iowa. Add productions and tours from Alexandria, Minn. to Dublin, Ireland and Ghent, Belgium and the show has played to more than 2 million people in 60+ cities in 6 countries in 3 languages.
Performance Dates: November 9, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Ticket prices: Preview on November 9: $25. Regular Run: $39.50-$47.50 for theatre seats and $47.50-$52.50 for exclusive seating at cabaret tables. Discounts are available for seniors, children, members of the military, groups, and ASL/AD patrons. Tickets are available at the Park Square ticket office, 20 W. Seventh Place or by phone: 651.291.7005 (Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday). Purchase online at parksquaretheatre.org.