DEATH TAX: March 6 – April 4, 2015

DEATH TAX. By Lucas Hnath, directed by Hayley Finn. A captivating dark comedy. March 6 - April 4.

What can money buy you? Love? A longer life? A second chance?

Weeks before the New Year (and with it, the new estate tax), the wealthy Maxine is in decline. She is convinced that her estranged daughter is bribing Nurse Tina to expedite her demise. So Maxine makes an enticing offer of her own that puts Nurse Tina at a moral crossroads. If Maxine is still alive come January 1, she will give Nurse Tina a substantial (albeit illegal) bonus that could reunite her with her son in Haiti. But if Maxine’s daughter or one of the other nurses catches them, they’ll both lose everything they hold dear.

A suspenseful and captivating dark comedy, Death Tax raises timely questions about the tensions between family and money, life and death. “Death Tax…confirms Hnath’s shrewd intelligence, his flair for modern theatrical game-playing, his dark sense of humor and  his whip-smart sense of character. You really can’t ask for anything more.” –Chicago Sun-Times

area premiere by Lucas Hnath
directed by Hayley Finn
starring Wendy Lehr, Regina Marie Williams, Tracey Maloney, and Clarence Wethern

March 6 – April 4, 2015

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

at Pillsbury House Theatre

3501 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN
Directions and parking | Accessibility

Buy tickets online or call 612-825-0459.

Pick Your Price. Pay what you want for every performance, every night. (Regular price: $25)
Groups: Contact Kelsye at 612-787-3622 or gouldk@pillsburyhousetheatre.org

Additional Important Dates:

  • Post-Show Discussions with our Community Partner, ArtSage:
    Thursday, March 12, following 7:30 pm performance
    Wednesday, March 18, following 7:30 pm performance
    Sunday, March 22, following 3:00 pm performance
    Friday, March 27, following 7:30 pm performance
    (If you’ve already seen the show, you’re invited to return for any of the above discussion dates. Discussions start immediately following the performance and last about 30 minutes.)
  • ASL Interpreted Performance: Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 pm
  • Audio-Described Performance: Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm
  • Free Child Care: For children 16 months and older. Call 612-825-0459 for reservations.
    Friday, March 13, 7:30 pm
    Sunday, March 22, 3:00 pm
  • Health Care Directives 101: Sunday, March 29, 4:30 pm (following the 3:00 pm matinee)
    Learn more and RSVP »
  • Estate Planning: What You Need to Know: Saturday, April 11, 1:00 pm
    Learn more and RSVP »

Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Content Advisory:
This play contains strong language. Recommended for ages 14 and up.


Interview with DEATH TAX director Hayley Finn on Vimeo.

Community Partner: ArtSage
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Restaurant Partner: The Rabbit Hole
(NOTE: The Rabbit Hole will be closed March 17 – 24.)
Head over to The Rabbit Hole, located in the northeast corner of Midtown Global Market, after each 7:30pm performance to discuss the show over delicious food and drink (including a special cocktail inspired by Death Tax)!

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