Tuesday, February 16, 2021

(All day)

21 Extremely Bad Breakups

(All day)
Runs 100 minutes

online

Pay What You Can, minimum $10
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Comedy

Imagine the worst breakup ever. No: even worse than that. Revel in the absurd fears, tender hopes, and unrealized fantasies that make us act like idiots. This charming show about love and its many catastrophes is probably appropriate for a date. Or not. It depends on the date.

Walking Shadow produced 21 Extremely Bad Breakups in 2018.

Available Online: February 1 – 28, 2021
Watch Party: Friday, February 12 at 7:30pm

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Content Warnings: This production contains adult language and situations.

The majority of ticket sales go directly to the artists.

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8 pm

Meet the Artists: Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal

8:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Virtual event

Presented by The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

A special, rebroadcast encore presentation – available On Demand from Feb. 13-21, 2021

Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal, from the original cast of iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Rent,” appeared in one of the Ordway’s first and most popular livestreamed Meet the Artists events last fall. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Rent” on Feb. 13, a special rebroadcast encore presentation of this conversation will be available On Demand starting on Feb. 13 through Feb. 21, 2021. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to hear these artists talk about the early days of the beloved landmark musical and how it changed their lives forever. Special appearance by Martha Banta, Associate Director of the original production of “Rent.” 

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The Not-So-Silent Planet: Animal

8:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Zoom Meeting Room

$5-10 recommended donation, though nobody is turned away from watching!
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Presented by Word Sprout
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
- George Orwell

ABOUT THE SHOW

Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differed from our own? In our current dystopian future, the Not-So-Silent Planet is entering cyberspace. Listen to some of the most frequent contributors to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, or supernatural horror!

It's the season of love...but love of what? This is the time for stories of everything not quite human: of fantastical, chimerical beasts, or of beings sprung from wholly other evolutionary trees. Featuring original fiction by regulars Vu Dang, Michael Merriam, Margo Prescott, and Damian Sheridan, with up-and-coming playwright Nissa Nordland as our special guest teller! Tune in, and hear about places of which you've never dreamt.

WARNING: while we appreciate the importance of safe spaces, we also appreciate the importance of unsafe spaces, in which writers can experiment with edgier material. None of the stories are screened, and performers may present adult content. We’re free-speech absolutists, and recognize that that occasionally comes at an uncomfortable price.

Growing poetry and storytelling one word at a time, Word Sprout is based in Minneapolis and specializes in producing and capturing Live Literature at its finest. We are committed to providing both open forums and curated stages for people to embrace and share the words that are most important to them in storytelling, poetry, and genre bending verbal explosions.

PRAISE FOR THE NOT-SO-SILENT PLANET

"It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to...sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin."
- Hitara, Secrets of the City

"...that was some delightfully trippy shit...mind-bendingly strange and fun...they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done."
- Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

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