Superman Becomes Lois Lane

This show is open to high school students.


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30pm


History Theatre
30 10th St E
St Paul, MN 55101

About the Show

1982 & Beyond.  Superman Becomes Lois Lane tells the story of the gender transition of Bob Sylvester, a former President of the Saint Paul City Council and successful investment banker, to Susan Kimberly, the first transgender woman to become the deputy mayor of a major American city. This is Susan’s story written in her own words with passion and humor that has been a hallmark of this remarkable St. Paul figure.  Funny, smart and insightful, this play is not to be missed!

“Bob never thought of himself as Superman and neither did anyone else – so far as I know. But I did. I was in awe of him. As far as I was concerned, he could fly.” – Susan Kimberly

Contains mature themes. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to high school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, History Theatre, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • Not only is Susan Kimberly the subject of the play, but she’s also the playwright. She is telling her own story, in the way she intends for it to be told. Does it feel more true to you when someone tells their own story, or when a different person tells it? Is one more likely to be an objective storyteller than the other?
  • Susan Kimberly says that she not only underwent a public change regarding gender, but also a public change of political party. She says that she lost more friends over politics than gender. Why do you think that may have happened? Do you think that could happen today as well?

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A feature on Susan Kimberly’s life and career