Wise One

Presented by Impossible Salt, in collaboration with Minneapolis Music Company

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN


Call 612-871-4907
Buy tickets online

50 minutes

Past performances

Saturday, November 11 1:00 pm
  • Post-show party
Wednesday, November 15 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 5 6:00 pm
  • Post-show party
Wednesday, December 6 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 7 6:00 pm
  • Post-show party
Sunday, December 10 6:00 pm
  • Post-show party
Wednesday, December 13 7:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Thursday, December 21 7:00 pm
  • Post-show party
Musical Storytelling New work Minnesota premiere

Wise One follows a young woman seeking welcome on the darkest night of the year, inspired by the Norwegian folk tale "The Seventh Father of the House." Her journey will introduce her to Nordic and Romanian folk characters and customs--nissertomte, fierce animals, and maybe even trolls! Impossible Salt's wild, inimitable style blends drama and with beloved folk songs sung in their original language, as well as new music composed for the production by MMC artistic director, Mischa Santora.

  • Director: Emilia Seay Allen
  • Composer & Music Director: Mischa Santora
  • Assistant Music Director & Instrumentalist: Joshua Weinberg
  • Designers: Ashley Burdash, Amber Lee Olivier & Allison Osberg 
  • Ensemble: Parker Genné, Sean Hansberry, Amber Lee Olivier, Allison Osberg, Gregory Parks


Join us in the ballroom on the third floor of the Turnblad Mansion. Performances are free with the price of admission--but seating is very limited!

  • Saturday Nov. 11, 1 p.m., as part of Family Day
  • Wednesday Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday Dec. 13, 7 p.m. as part of Neighborhood Open House. Free admission.
  • Wednesday Dec. 21, 7 p.m. as part of Winter Solstice.


For these sexy and exclusive after-hours performances, we'll be performing in the beautiful Grand Hall, the very heart of Turnblad Mansion. Admission is very limited and includes a tour of the holiday exhibits, as well as holiday appetizers and drinks created by Fika.
Tour begins at 6; performance is at 7pm. Purchase tickets by clicking on the date you'd like, then proceeding through checkout.

Emilia Seay Allen Artistic Director, Director
Parker Genné Artistic Director, Ensemble Member
Sean Hansberry Ensemble Member
Allison Osberg Designer, Ensemble Member
Amber Lee Olivier Designer, Ensemble Member
Gregory Parks Ensemble Member
Joshua Weinberg Assistant Music Director, Composer, Instrumentalist
Mischa Santora Composer, Music Director