A fiscally sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts. To give to Springboard: http://givemn.razoo.com/ story/Springboard-For-The-Arts
This fall, we present The Beacon From Belle Isle, by company member-at-large J. Merrill Motz, directed byJamil Jude. Flavored with magical realism and framed in vignettes that range from unflinching candor to whimsical history, The Beacon From Belle Isle‘s search for a metaphorical lighthouse drives an exploration of Michigan’s growth, decline, and search for a new collective direction.
A world premiere that becomes more topical almost daily as the great city of Detroit files for bankruptcy. November 9-23 at Nimbus Theatre.
In Spring 2014, we bring you Mrs. Charles, a world premiere historical romance from Ruth Virkus, directed by Jimmy LeDuc. In 1875, Charles and Walter are in love, but the harsh reality of Philadelphia society keeps them from ever truly making a life together. When offered the chance to open a milling concern in Minneapolis, Walter hatches an audacious plan: arrive there with Charles…as his wife. An unlikely marriage set against the backdrop of early Minneapolis society, Mrs. Charles is about what we’re willing to give up, what we’re willing to fight for, and what is really worth it in the end.
As a companion piece, Freshwater Theatre will seek performers of all kinds to create works based on archived articles from the Minneapolis newspapers of the 1800′s, as we look back on our city’s beginnings. Both shows run at Nimbus Theatre May 3-17, 2014!
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