Originally built in 1922 as a venue for silent movies and live entertainment, nearly 100 years later The Mounds Theatre brings the same spirit to the Dayton’s Bluff area.

St. Paul’s beautiful historic theatre offers a variety of fine entertainment. Whether you want to catch a fantastic play, enjoy a musical performance, dance or even rent the space for your own private event—our welcoming neighborhood spot is a place to call your own.

FEATURED EVENTS

The Historic Mounds Theatre is delighted to present “It’s an Honorable Life,” a Star Trek Fan Production. This action-packed mashup is an exciting combination of nostalgic holiday favorites and showstopping combat woven into the tapestry of the time-honored film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Heather Rand-McKay is taking the helm with her directorial debut, bringing a show that’s heartfelt, funny, weird, and just a little bit sexy.

“It’s an Honorable Life” features performances by Ryan Voss (he/him) as Bailey, a Klingon cursed with a curious inability to die an honorable death and reach Stovokor; his spouse Mary, played by Kaz Fawkes (he/them), who is both supportive and challenging in equal measures; and the mysterious Q, as portrayed by Dawn Krosnowski (she/her), a seemingly antagonistic, omnipotent god who just loves a project. Q serves as Bailey’s guide through his life, playing out hypotheticals at varied stages of his warrior past, exploring all the possible outcomes of his never-to-be hero’s death. 

“It’s an Honorable Life” is performed in both Klingon and English, with English supertitles provided so those not fluent in Klingon can easily follow along. The show is suitable for a wide range of audiences but includes simulated violence, including between performers of all genders.

Patrons are invited and encouraged to wear their Federation Standard-issued uniforms. This original production was written by Bill Stiteler, Brian Watson-Jones, Tim Uren, and Tim Wick, and includes references both popular and obscure, right down to the costume details. 

Performances will take place throughout December, with both weeknight and matinee showtimes. Masking is optional during Friday and Saturday performances and required on Thursday and Sunday performances. 

Performances dates and times are as follows:

December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, and 23 at 7:30pm

December 11 and 18 at 2:30pm

The Mounds Theatre requires proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination including boosters per CDC guidelines. Proof of vaccination may include a physical card or a photo of a complete vaccination card that matches the patron ID.
 
Attendees must wear masks inside the venue while not eating or drinking. Masks must be: an N95, a KN95, or a disposable medical mask under a cloth mask.