The Labyrinth and the Minotaur: The Incarceration Play Project
Once upon a time,
A monster was born, and we built a maze to lock it away.
But its cries from deep underground disturbed our sleep …
This epic new play dramatically reimagines the ancient myth of Theseus and his quest to kill the Minotaur, a half-man, half-beast trapped in a maze. The play layers stories from people who have spent their lives working and living inside a modern-day labyrinth—the Minnesota incarceration system, a place where lawyers, officers, educators, nurses and people who have broken laws and their families are trapped in a civilization all its own.
Performed by a mix of people with experience in the incarceration system and professional artists, the play is based on the true stories Wonderlust Productions gathered from more than 230 diverse stakeholders in the Minnesota Corrections system—from inmates and their families, to corrections officers, prosecutors, public defenders, probation officers, policy makers, and many others.
Playing May 13-22 at Mixed Blood Theater, 1501 S. 4th St., Minneapolis. The performance on Sunday, May 15 will be ASL Interpreted and Audio Described.
Mixed Blood Theater is entirely physically accessible.
Tickets are pay what you can.
Attendees will be asked to wear a mask at all times while inside the theater.
The show will run approximately two and a half hours with one intermission.