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There’s a new bear in town

Watch your backs, Paddington, Winnie the Pooh and Fozzie. Corduroy is coming for you. The ursine charmer, made popular in a pair of books by writer/illustrator Don Freeman, features the stuffed bear (played by Children’s Theatre Company member Dean Holt) losing a button but gaining a friend while trying to elude the night watchman at his department store home. The comedy is directed by Peter Brosius and written by Barry Kornhauser, who also wrote CTC’s “Reeling” and “Balloonacy.” (7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 2 & 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls., $15-$65, 612-874-0400 or childrenstheatre.org.

CHRIS HEWITT