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Feb 16 - Apr 5, 2020

Best enjoyed by Everyone 9 and up

Spamtown, USA is a moving portrait of Austin, Minnesota, during the 1985 Hormel strike. While five kids dream of space camp, tennis teams, and out-of-state college, they find their families and community suddenly divided by picket lines and opposing agendas. This is the story of having the strength to stand up for what you believe in, the challenge that comes in disagreeing with those you love, and the humor that helps keep friendships alive.

Written by Philip Dawkins
Directed by Will Davis

  • Run time

    2 hours with one 20-minute intermission

  • Best enjoyed by

    Everyone 9 and up

  • Stage

    Cargill Stage

  • Lap Passes

    Due to the age recommendation, lap passes will not be available for this production.

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Things to Know

  • The playwright traveled to Austin, Minnesota, and interviewed many adults and kids about their real-life experience living through the Hormel strike and the aftermath. Stories from these interviews directly influenced scenes and dialogue in the show.
  • This play takes place in the 1980s—references to pop culture, slang, and views of that decade are represented throughout this play.
  • This show contains scenes depicting tension between family members, friends, and coworkers, resulting in harsh language, bullying, and some instances of physical violence.

Audience Resources


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Audience Resource Guide


Articles, conversation starters, and activities for both before and after the show!

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Accessibility


ASL-interpreted, audio-described, and sensory friendly performance are available on select dates.

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Concessions at CTC

Concessions


We are proud to offer a selection of snacks that are gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, Halal-friendly, and Kosher-friendly.

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A Message from the Artistic Director


Learn more about Spamtown, USA from Peter C. Brosius, CTC Artistic Director, as he sits down to talk about the show.

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Jan 30 - Mar 1, 2020

Best enjoyed by Everyone 5 and up

Mar 10 - Apr 5, 2020

Best enjoyed by All Ages

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Spamtown, USA

Feb 16 - Apr 5, 2020

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Feb 16

7:00pm

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Feb 18

7:00pm

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Feb 19

7:00pm

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Feb 20

7:00pm

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Feb 21

7:00pm

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Feb 22

2:00pm

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Feb 22

5:00pm

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Feb 23

2:00pm

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Feb 23

5:00pm

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Feb 25

7:00pm

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Feb 26

7:00pm

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Feb 27

7:00pm

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Feb 28

7:00pm

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Feb 29

11:00am

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Feb 29

2:00pm

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Mar 1

2:00pm

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Mar 1

5:00pm

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Mar 5

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Mar 6

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Mar 7

11:00am

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Mar 7

2:00pm

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Mar 8

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Mar 8

5:00pm

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Mar 12

7:00pm

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Mar 13

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Mar 14

2:00pm

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Mar 14

5:00pm

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Mar 15

2:00pm

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Mar 15

5:00pm

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Mar 19

7:00pm

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Mar 20

7:00pm

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Mar 21

2:00pm

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Mar 21

5:00pm

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Mar 22

2:00pm

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Mar 22

5:00pm

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Mar 26

7:00pm

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Mar 27

7:00pm

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Mar 28

11:00am

$15.00 — $56.00

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Mar 28

2:00pm

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Mar 29

2:00pm

$15.00 — $56.00

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Mar 29

5:00pm

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Apr 2

7:00pm

$15.00 — $46.00

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Apr 3

7:00pm

$15.00 — $46.00

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Apr 4

11:00am

$15.00 — $56.00

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Apr 4

2:00pm

$15.00 — $56.00

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Apr 5

2:00pm

$15.00 — $56.00

Sunday

Apr 5

5:00pm

$15.00 — $56.00