Skip to main content

The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, located in downtown Minneapolis, has announced that two performances have been canceled due to COVID-19 positive cases "within the show."

The improv theatre made the announcement on their Facebook page that Friday's and Saturday's shows have been canceled. 

"All ticket holders for these performances will be contacted directly with more details about refunding or exchanging tickets for another performance," the announcement reads, in part.

The Back to Workshop or Everything's Fine show has been run since May 5, with dates extending into August. According to the theatre's website, the next showings are still scheduled for May 27-28.

"If you’ve ever had to put on a brave face to face a team meeting, act like your family is not watching 8 hours of screens a day, or pretend that you know where Ukraine is on a map, this show might be the perfect way to help you stop pretending and just laugh for an evening. Because we’re all doing our best, and if the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that our best is… not great," the show's description reads, in part.

COVID cases have steadily risen over the past few months. Bring Me The News reported earlier Friday that a subvariant of the omicron variant has now made its way into Minnesota, with four cases of BA.4 and one case of BA.5 confirmed through testing.

The recent variant is considered "hyper-contagious," according to Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group.

Next Up

image

Animal Humane Society plans trailblazing new campus

Take a look inside the plans for a first-of-its-kind adoption center and animal care campus.

syphilis

Minnesota reports 'concerning level' of syphilis cases

The Minnesota Department of Health says most of the cases are being discovered in the northern part of the state.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Airport police intercept 5,600 fentanyl pills headed to St. Cloud

Three were arrested following a police raid in St. Cloud.

covid

Minnesota switches to weekly COVID updates

The weekly updates will be provided on Thursdays.

Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 12.22.08 PM

Man shot inside Oakdale movie theater expected to survive

The 23-year-old victim underwent surgery and is recovering at the hospital.

monkeypox

Minnesota confirms second case of monkeypox virus

More cases are expected in the coming days and weeks, the health department says.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 29

One of the newly reported deaths was a person aged 15-19 from Yellow Medicine County.

Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 10.19.37 AM

Drone drops bag of candy near kids fishing

A black SUV quickly left the area afterwards.

FLickr - AL Franken 2016 - Lorie Shaull

Al Franken to bring comedy tour to Minneapolis

Acme Comedy is hosting the former senator in late August.

Alabama

Alabama replaces Toby Keith as headliner at MN music festival

The Lakefront Music Festival is set to take place in Prior Lake on July 8-9.

Related

Screen Shot 2020-09-23 at 9.55.48 AM

Brave New Workshop founder Dudley Riggs has died

Riggs first opened Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis in 1958.

brave new workshop

Brave New Workshop gets new owners in Hennepin Theatre Trust

It is the longest-running satirical comedy theater in the nation.

Screen Shot 2022-05-13 at 7.23.52 AM

Thursday performances of Runestone! canceled due to COVID cases

This weekend's performances are still going ahead, History Theatre says.

guthrie youtube christmas carol 2021

Guthrie cancels 'Christmas Carol' shows due to COVID

There were three performances remaining in the show's 2021 run.

1024px-Orpheum_Theatre_Minneapolis_Minnesota_2176415250

Hennepin Theatre Trust announces COVID-19 show postponements

It affects performances at the Orpheum, State and Pantages Theatres.

Ken Jeong

Licensed physician Ken Jeong to do standup in MN this September

The licensed physician will take the stage at Treasure Island Resort and Casino on Sept. 30.