Presented by Umbrella Collective

Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater

810 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55408

Tickets are sliding scale $5 - $20 in advance and at the door. You pick your own price!

Call (612) 825-8949
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80 minutes

Without intermission

Past performances

Friday, April 5 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 6 7:00 pm
  • Pre-show discussion
Friday, April 12 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 7:00 pm
  • Pre-show discussion
Thursday, April 18 7:00 pm
Friday, April 19 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 20 7:00 pm
  • Pre-show discussion
Thursday, April 25 7:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Friday, April 26 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 27 7:00 pm
  • Pre-show discussion
Cabaret/variety Experimental New work Minnesota premiere

VELVET SWING tells the true story of Evelyn Nesbit, the original 19th Century supermodel and leading lady of the “Crime of The Century!" Imagine: your favorite true crime podcast meets a wild vaudevillian circus with a pinch of postmodern narratives. Expect daring feats of self discovery, compelling choices in complex circumstances, delightful musical accompaniment, multiple narratives, and one very large snake named Baby. 

Content note: This production deals with topics of violence, consent, sexual assault, alcohol, and trauma. It also contains humor, agency, and rad womxn. VELVET SWING is based on Umbrella Collective’s August 2017 workshop presentation. Order a drink, tip your server, and get ready to take a ride of a lifetime!​

Michelle Hernick Performer, Musician
Meredith Kind Performer
Natavia Lewis Performer
Megan Clark Story Designer
Alana Horton Story Designer
Stage Manager