Runs 90 minutes
2605 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55408
Presented by Kit Bix Productions
ONE THIRD OF A NATION – benefit reading for Puerto Rico relief
Monday, Nov. 6 – 7:00 p.m.
2605 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Tickets available at the door
All proceeds from this event will be donated to Unidos Por Puerto Rico.
SOCIAL JUSTICE TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT IN “ONE THIRD OF A NATION” BENEFIT FOR PUERTO RICO RELIEF
Kit Bix Productions brings a reading of the social justice play “One Third of a Nation” to the Phoenix Theatre for one night only on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The reading of a Living Newspaper play was produced by the Federal Theatre Project in 1938.
"One Third of a Nation" was the most successful of the Federal Theatre Project’s “Living Newspaper” series, highlighting timely topics related to social justice concerns. Written by Arthur Arent, along with FTP researchers, the witty and farcical “One Third of a Nation” focused on the problem of housing in the United States, tracing the history of exploitive practices in the US from the colonial era to the dawn of the New Deal. The informal reading of the play follows Phoenix's "Monday Night Mingles" Artists Salon and features some of the actors from last summer's production of "It Can't Happen Here" at Minnesota Fringe as well as Foster Johns, Sheila Regan, Eric Cohen, and other talents.
Written in the same heightened, Frank-Capra-movie period style as FTP play “It Can’t Happen Here”, it shines a light on an important neglected history through a progressive lens. When the FTP came under investigation from Congress for producing politically subversive work, “One Third of a Nation” was one of the shows targeted by the hearing panel. FTP lost its federal funding as a result of the hearings. An example of New Deal propaganda, it's a fascinating glimpse into the period's progressive perspective and its message is still timely. All proceeds from this event are being donated to Unidos Por Puerto Rico.
The title of the play is a quote from one of FDR's State of the Union speeches: "It is our duty now to begin to lay the plans and determine the strategy for the winning of a lasting peace and the establishment of an American standard of living higher than ever before known. We cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth—is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure."
Admission is free, but donations for Puerto Rico relief are encouraged. Donations can be made at the door, or at:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN
$15/$12 in advance or with Fringe button/$70 for season pass over the phone only
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Presented by Danger Boat Productions
The nationally renowned and locally tolerated thinky improv show returns to the Bryant Lake Bowl. Described by the the Star Tribune as “what would happen if C-SPAN were suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL,” each show features an interview with an expert guest or newsmaker. Then their cast brings everything they said to life through improv sketches. It’s like civics class, but with comedy and beer.
Tickets and season passes will be available for purchase beginning September 5th. Season passes are $70 for all 8 shows. Tickets must be picked up at least 5 minutes before show time or will be released to public. Purchase over the phone only. Box officers will take emails when selling season passes. Season passes will not be a physical item, but names will be included on a will call list for all shows.
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave. White Bear Lake, MN
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
Active Voice, our new Staged Reading Series, is a chance for you to hear a play that is new or rarely seen in the Twin Cities. It is all about the words, so there is minimal set and props as the actors perform with scripts in hand.
Runs 120 minutes
Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3
2601 2nd Ave S
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Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Moby Dick, a new original adaptation from the novel by Herman Melville, performing November 3 - 20, 7:30pm at Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS – Herman Melville’s Moby Dick has been called the “greatest American novel”. This adaptation illustrates what truly makes America great - diversity, inclusion, and hard work. Coup d’Etat’s Moby Dick is the story of a diverse crew of sailors working during the height of the whaling industry, as told through the eyes of a callow narrator, Ishmael. The hunt this time, however, is for the leviathan that took the leg and splintered the mind of Captain Ahab, a man haunted by demons of his own making. Under the wisdom and guidance of the great harpooner Queequeg, Ishmael gives us a lens into a world of cultural unity, moral and ethical conflict, and what it means to depend on the person next to you in a dangerous world where each day could be your last.
Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this world premier in the Twin Cities. Combining actor-driven movement, live sound-scaping and music, and the intimate seating of Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Moby Dick is another can’t-miss experience.
Moby Dick preview (pay-what-you-can):
Thursday, November 2, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
Moby Dick performances (sliding scale): $18-$40
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
November 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 (Monday, November 6 is a pay-what-you-can performance)
ISHMAEL - Eva Gemlo, FLASK - Craig James Hostetler, STUBB - Meagan Kedrowski, QUEEQUEG - Antonia Perez, STARBUCK - Kayla McCarthy, "CAPTAIN" PELEG - David Wasserman, TASHTEKOVA - Jacleen Olson, DAGGOO - Michael Terrell Brown, CAPTAIN AHAB - Adam Scarpello, PETER COFFIN - Sue Gerver, CAPTAIN GARDINER - Siddeeqah Shabazz, WHALERS - Kelly Nelson, Mikey Johnson, Lauren Diesch
MUSIC DIRECTOR - Jamie White Jachimiec, MUSICIANS - Alison Keller, Anna Leverett, Ze'ev O'Rourke DIRECTOR - James Napoleon Stone, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Kevin Fanshaw, STAGE MANAGER - Quinn Forrest Masterson, DIALECT COACH - Jim Ahrens, DRAMATURGIST - Lanny Langston, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Lauren Diesch and Anne Brown
The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available. Following the show, audience members are encouraged to stay for a brief talkback with the the cast.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.