Season Ten is here and we’re celebrating with a line-up of Yellow Tree hits and exciting new plays!...Founders Jason & Jessica Peterson share the stage in the quirky romantic comedy that started it all, an encore of last year’s sold-out holiday original, the regional premiere of an extraordinary play that literally packs a punch and a magical love story of hope and healing that will take your breath away! Ticket sales are at an all-time high so don’t get stuck on the waiting list this year—get your season tickets TODAY!
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by Jessica Lind Peterson | Sept 15 - Oct 15
Directed by Sean Byrd
To kick off Season Ten we are thrilled to bring back the play that started it all! Written by co-founder Jessica Lind Peterson, this hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Raina is determined to find that great love one only reads about in sonnets. Unknowingly, it arrives on her doorstep one day in the form of a scruffy pizza delivery guy who flunked high school English. Will she open her eyes to see the true poet, the one who is captivated by the ordinary, the one whose love for her is comparable only to his passion for organic lawn fertilizer? Don't miss out on this heart-warming love story starring Yellow Tree founders Jason Peterson and Jessica Lind Peterson.
“Romance finely delivered in String." – LA Daily News
A Gone Fishin’ Christmas
by Jessica Lind Peterson | Nov 10 - Dec 31
Directed by Jason Peterson
Back by popular demand! From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A Hunting Shack Christmas—Jessica Lind Peterson’s hilarious new holiday comedy is back for an encore! The Northland’s biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find themselves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aquaphobic intern and an old boyfriend—A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and cast you into the Christmas spirit! Last year’s run sold out before opening night so don’t wait to snag your seats!
by Marco Ramirez | Feb 2 - March 4
Directed by Austene Van
Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, an African American boxer whose quick rise to stardom made him a world-wide phenomenon. But at the height of the Jim Crow era, victory for a black man over a white man posed untold dangers and Jay quickly finds himself fighting for more than just a title. Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black), Yellow Tree is thrilled to host the regional premiere of this extraordinary new play!
“Original and graceful, The Royale packs a punch!”–The New York Times
Still Dance the Stars
by Jayme McGhan | April 13 - May 13
Directed by Jason Peterson
Co-directed and choreographed by Andy Frye
We are beyond excited to host the world premiere of this hilarious, touching, and highly theatrical new play! A powerful love story with extraordinary heart, Still Dance the Stars follows the journey of James and Anne, a married couple facing unthinkable loss. Desperate to heal, they discover an old box of stuffed animals, and the magic unfolds. Whimsical, heart-warming and complete with an epic stuffed animal dance-off, this brand new play is truly a breathtaking gem!