Dirty Business

This show is open to high school students.


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30pm


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


About the Show

An epic tale of deception and desire

1939. It was said that no man could resist the charm and appeal of secret agent Betty Pack, and that no secret was safe when unsuspecting lovers whispered in her ear, lying helpless in her embrace. Born in Minneapolis, Betty was introduced by her parents to the Washington social scene. Immersed in the world of diplomatic intrigue as a teenager, she married Arthur Pack in 1930, a British diplomat twice her age, but their marriage quickly began to crumble. With fascism on the rise and Nazi appeasement gaining steam on both sides of the pond, Betty’s insatiable desire and fierce intellect would lead her into a series of secret encounters around the globe, and ultimately involve her in a relentless war against the Nazis—one lover at a time. An epic tale of the glamorous Betty Pack, the British spy mistress Vera Atkins, American code breaker Elizebeth Friedman, celebrated performer Josephine Baker and an army of Mutual Friends, all working in the shadows to resist the rising threat of the fifth column of the Third Reich and change the course of WWII. A passionate new musical that is filled with intrigue, deception and intelligence not to be missed.

Contains mature themes and moments of sexuality (and possibly nudity). 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.


  • Betty Pack lived life on her own terms, sometimes in ways that were hard for her loved ones to accept. How does one draw the balance between freedom to self and responsibility to others?
  • This show reminds us of the countless untold stories in historical events still waiting to be heard. What is a story from today that you hope is told in the future?

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Brief background information about Betty Pack