105 PROOF is being likened to “Boardwalk Empire” meets “Breaking Bad” on stage. If that intrigues you, they currently have complimentary (comp) tickets available to select shows on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. (Just pay ticket processing fee.) You can also get discount tickets at more in-demand showtimes for only $12.50 or $13.50 each! (Regularly $27.)
With a setting straight out of the bootlegging days of Boardwalk Empire and characters who’d feel right at home in Breaking Bad, 105 Proof or, the Killing of Mack “the Silencer” Klein is a tale of small-town ambition, big-time greed, outright violence and bootleg whiskey. The story starts in a small Illinois town, where Jonathan finds out his grandfather has a side business making whiskey out of the general store. Soon the mob wants a piece of the action, and that’s when things get rough for the young bootlegger. The play debuted at the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival, prompting City Pages critic Ed Huyck to say, “105 Proof isn’t just one of the best shows of the Fringe. It’s one of the best shows of the year.” See the drama unfold at Illusion Theater in Minneapolis.