What a week for local theater along Lyndale Avenue. Jungle Theater’s run of “Rich Dogs” sold out this week and HUGE Theater announced it has officially bought the building it’s moving into.

Jungle Theater opens its fall season with “Rich Dogs,” a romantic comedy that “never lets you get too comfortable before it pulls the rug out again.” The show’s run from September 16 - October 8 quickly sold out after tickets went on sale.

“Rich Dogs,” produced by trans-led multimedia company WeAreMarried, was developed with Jungle Theater’s “quirky” lobby in mind. And that is where the play will be performed as well.

“We are blown away by our community’s enthusiasm for our sold out season opener,” Jungle Theater’s Artistic Director Christina Baldwin said. “We can’t wait to welcome audiences to this intimate and immersive show.”

More tickets may become available and Jungle Theater encourages people to sign up for their newsletter for more information. Jungle Theater is located at 2951 Lyndale Ave. S.

Two blocks to the north, is HUGE Theater’s new location, in the Arts Material building at 2728 Lyndale Ave. S. The improv theater moved from their former location at 31st and Lyndale this summer. HUGE Theater announced this week that it now owns the Art Materials building. The previous owners, Art Materials LLC, will continue to operate their retail space in the north building as tenants.

HUGE Theater's new location, still under construction. Photo courtesy of HUGE Theater.

“This has been a dream for us since at least 2019, and in some senses a lot longer,” said HUGE Managing Director Sean Dillon. “This can truly be a ‘forever home’ for a diverse community of thousands of improv artists, students, and enthusiasts.”

Due to permitting delays from the City, construction at HUGE Theater’s new location isn’t complete for their fall season. In the meantime, they will be performing at the Center for Performing Arts starting this weekend. Show and ticket information can be found on the Huge Theater website.