Barebones 21st Annual Halloween Extravaganza


Come one and all! Barebones turns 21! Join us for our delicious concoction:


3 More Performances: Tonight,
Friday, and Saturday Nights! 

Metamorphosoup takes the legend of Stone Soup, and mixes it together with the oozy history of the Primordial Soup. Set on the banks of the Mississippi, the show teems with a flood of grief, and bursts with a volcanic eruption of life!

Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul

(enter at North Gate off Mississippi River Boulevard South at Magoffin Avenue)

  • Gates at 6:30 PM
  • Show at 7 PM

Saturday, October 25

Sunday, October 26

Thursday, October 30

  • Followed by Brass Messengers
  • Audio Description by Elena Centor

Friday, October 31

  • Followed by Brass Messengers

Saturday, November 1

  • Followed by Brass Messengers
  • ADA accessible
NO TICKETS: $10 – $20 suggested donation upon entry to show

415-640-2116 after 2pm on performance dates

  • Bike Racks Provided – Please Ride
  • Lot Parking Limited – Please Carpool
  • Dress for Winter – Bring Blankets
  • Dogs Highly Discouraged – Must Be Leashed
  • Straw Bale Seating – Limited
  • Audience Reception Nightly – Live Music & Free Food
  • No Alcohol – All Park Rules Apply
  • Low Light Environment – Bring Flashlight or Headlamp

Calling all Puppeteers!

Barebones, with less than a week to go, we need your help! It takes over  100 volunteers each year to make the show run – we need performers, ushers, parking attendants, and much more. All hands available to help! Here are ways to get involved:

TinyBareBonesvulture   Calling all puppeteers, stilters, dancers, movers, and shakers. Come revel in the beauty and splendor of the park; we still need LOTS of people to come be in the show. Come to a rehearsal or email stage manager Lynette:



We made a beautiful zine for volunteers this year! For all the performances total, we have 30 Parking Volunteer Spots, and 60 Usher Spots! Each night, we need:

bareboneslogo1006 Parking Volunteers  – Help direct cars to the right spots. You get to wear an orange vest and wield an ultra-bright flashlight! Please arrive by 6PM. To Parking Volunteer

12 Ushers – Help people get to the hay bales safely! A great way to help out for one night! Please arrive by 6PM. To Usher, email Rob

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BareBones on SPNN Forum

Published on Oct 2, 2013

Host Sanni Brown talks with Maren Ward and Mark Safford of BareBones Productions about the company’s upcoming Halloween extravaganza, “Carry On – A Requiem for 20 Years”