THE HOW AND THE WHY by Sarah Treem

February 18 – March 6, 2021

Thu – Fri – Sat at 7:30 PM 
SUNDAY MATINÉE Feb. 27 & Mar. 6 at 2:00 PM
ASL Saturday, Feb. 26

Click the button below to purchase your ticket and to read about our safety policies.


We are excited to see you at the theatre. We also know we have a responsibility to our community, so due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, we have made necessary adjustments to our show protocols.  To ensure your safety, and the safety of our staff, artists, volunteers, and the public, the following policies and protocols will be in place for the run of The How And The Why:

  • All patrons will be required to wear a mask when inside the venue.
  • All patrons will be required to present proof of vaccination for Covid-19 or proof of negative test results, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before arrival to the performance.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available on site.
  • Concessions will be sold. We ask that patrons remain masked indoors when not eating or drinking.

If you are not feeling well or experiencing symptoms, we encourage you to stay home. Please join us for our exciting 19th season when you are feeling better.

THANK YOU for standing with us to care for our community by preventing the spread of Covid-19. We will continue to update our policies as circumstances change. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office staff.


In-Person Attendance:

Frequently Asked Questions

Masks and Vaccinations

All patrons are asked to mask while at Theatre B. Additionally, upon arrival you’ll be asked to produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative test results, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before arrival to the performance. Please have your vaccination card or email printout ready. Patrons who haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine should refrain from purchasing tickets until a later date when they can produce proof of vaccination.

Thank you for understanding our priority to keep our artists and audiences safe.

Special Accommodations

Theatre B hopes all patrons fully enjoy their experience. Please help us prepare by notifying the Box Office in advance if special accommodations are needed. Wheelchair accessibility and assisted listening are always available. Theatre B offers a limited number of ADA seats during COVID-19. Large print programs can be made available with 48-hour notice.

What time should I be at the theatre?

Please arrive 30 minutes before the show (7 PM for evening performances, 1:30 PM for matinees). Due to COVID-19, we will be seating our patrons ahead of time to support social distancing.

Are seats assigned?

Live at the theatre: as of September 8, 2021, we are still offering general seating. This policy is subject to change according to CDC and local health authority guidance.

How do I reserve a ticket for a show?

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office at 701-729-8880 or by clicking Get Tickets. You will need a Visa or Mastercard to reserve/purchase tickets online or over the phone.  Theatre B tickets are also available at the Box Office for walk-up patrons at the time of the show.  The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.

Can I send an email to reserve my ticket?

Theatre B cannot take email reservations for tickets. If you would like to purchase a ticket please call the Box Office at 701-729-8880 or click Get Tickets at the top of this page.

What do I do if a performance is sold out?

Waiting List If a performance you wish to attend is reserved out, you may request to be added to the waiting list. If there are cancellations prior to the performance day, you will receive a call to reserve available tickets.  If you do not receive a call prior to the performance, your request for tickets is not guaranteed.

Where do I park?

Theatre B has a mid-size parking lot as well as street parking. We recommend coming early to find a parking spot. Handicapped parking is available to patrons who need it.

All patrons are required to enter the building following proper social distancing guidelines and signage provided in the building. Masks are required.

Can I get a refund for my ticket?

Theatre B does not issue refunds for tickets purchased for a performance UNLESS the theatre must close due to a weather-related event or a COVID-19 related illness. If you cannot attend a performance but wish to exchange your ticket for a different show date, please contact the Box Office at 701-729-8880 or email We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Bad weather is preventing me from attending the show. Now what?

We all know that the weather in the Midwest can be tricky. If bad weather is preventing you from attending a show at Theatre B, please call the Box Office as soon as possible to let us know that you will be unable to attend. You may exchange your tickets for another performance or donate them. Please note that refunds will not be given in such situations UNLESS the theatre itself must close due to hazardous weather conditions. Theatre B reserves the right to cancel a performance at any time.

May I bring my child to a performance?

Most Theatre B productions are appropriate for mature audiences. On the movie theatre rating scale, productions are often PG-13. Please call the Box Office and our staff will be happy to discuss the subject matter, language, and age appropriateness of production with you.