MINNEAPOLIS (Hoodline) — If you’re a theater fan, mark your calendars: there’s plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Minneapolis this week, from a story about a Czech immigrant in the 19th century to a performance about firearms.

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“My Ántonia”

Follow the story of Czech immigrant Ántonia Shimerda as she journeys to rural Nebraska during the 1880s. The performance, which is narrated by Shimerda’s friend and neighbor Jim Burden, depicts a story of determination and resilience that’s guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.

When: Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Ave.
Price: $22
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Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado”

What if flirting was a crime punishable by death? Rick Shiomi’s take of “The Mikado,” explores the dysfunctional happenings of a town riddled with flirtation, spotlighting a recently appointed Lord High Executioner who attempts to use his power to eliminate his love interest’s potential suitor. Expect a bit of comedy and a whole lot of confusion.

When: Friday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Ave.
Price: $13
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“The Gun Show”

EM Lewis’ “The Gun Show” walks the political middle ground in a comedically honest performance that addresses firearm-related deaths in America, offering an opportunity to have a conversation about the culturally complicated issue through the illumination of differing perspectives and personal stories. Expect a heartfelt and passionate performance.

When: Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Off-Leash Art Box, 4200 E. 54th St.
Price: $10
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