Sam's Son

Presented by Bucket Brigade

"If It Feels So Good How Can It Be Bad," from the musical, Sam's Son

Art House North

793 Armstrong Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

$22 - $27

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90 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Friday, October 6 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 7 7:30 pm
Thursday, October 12 7:30 pm
Friday, October 13 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 14 7:30 pm
Monday, October 16 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Thursday, October 19 7:30 pm
Friday, October 20 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 21 7:30 pm
Thursday, October 26 7:30 pm
Friday, October 27 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 28 7:30 pm
Musical New work Minnesota premiere

Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, the creative team behind Kingdom Undone, and ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, present their newest labor of love, Sam’s Son, a Prohibition-era Americana musical loosely inspired by the biblical story of Samson.  While this musical is not that story specifically, it is inspired by themes in the original story– purity, hypocrisy, judgment, and liberation. Jeremiah says, “I saw that the Prohibition era echoed those same themes and has striking parallels with our country today.”

St. Paul’s tainted bootlegging history is not lost on the authors.  Their unique performance venue is Art House North, a 100+ year old church in the West 7th neighborhood of St. Paul, and home to their theater company, Bucket Brigade. The show will take place on both levels of the church, the upper level holding much of the action, while the downstairs lobby is transformed into a speakeasy serving German pretzels from Brake Bread and draft root beer from Vine Park Brewery.

SYNOPSIS:  Gifted with unnatural strength, Sam Jr. wants to accomplish great things, but his reverend father seeks to shelter him from the wide world.  When a Prohibition agent comes digging for secrets in the town of Goode, Sam and his father get caught up in a tangled mission of truth, where lies get revealed at great cost.

Bonni Allen Actor/Alice Johnson
Trevor Bunce Actor/Sam Judge Jr.
Actor/Howard Carlson
Jeremiah Gamble Writer/Actor - Reverend Sam Judge
Writer/Actor - Federal Agent Miriam Rosenberg
Gail Ottmar Actor/Gertrude Anderson
Actor/Municipal Officer Charlie Peterson
Seth Tychon Actor/Fritz Wolff
Sean Byrd Director
Michael Pearce Donley Music Director, Music Arranger
Jay Carlson Stage Manager
Brian Lenz Musician
Nadine Grant Daley Costume Designer
Katie Phillips Scenic Designer
Courtney Schmitz Lighting Designer
Betsy Mills Choreographer
Nate Farley Properties
Joy Donley Publicist