Goodbye Cruel World

Presented by Theatre Pro Rata

Crane Theater

2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$14-$41, sliding scale

Call 612-234-7135
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Past performances

Saturday, March 11 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party
Sunday, March 12 7:30 pm
Monday, March 13 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, March 17 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 18 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 19 7:30 pm
Friday, March 24 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 25 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 26 3:00 pm

Penniless and jobless, Semyon makes an offhand remark about dying following a marital spat over leftovers. Soon half the town thinks he has announced his intent to end his life. As word spreads, an increasingly ridiculous series of powerbrokers urge him to commit the deed in the name of their own ignoble causes. Based on “The Suicide” by Nikolai Erdman–a satire banned by Stalin on the eve of its premiere and written by a man who would be exiled for writing it–this colloquial adaptation begs us to consider who is the highest bidder when a man has nothing to lose.

Jim Ramlet Aristarch
Ben Tallen Alexander
Edwin Strout Eygorushka
Clara Costello Stage Manager
Mandi Johnson Costume Designer
Jacob B. Davis Sound Designer