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7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun., Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., $14-$21, 612-206-3600 or www.thecowlescenter.org.
A collective of young theater professionals, 7th House Theater Collective opens the musical “Hair” this weekend at a small space in the warehouse district. Michael Brindisi, who directed a big version of the show at the Pantages in 2004, will mount this production. Dancer Emily King does the choreography.
7th House is a new endeavor spearheaded by actors David Darrow and Cat Brindisi, who starred in last year’s “Spring Awakening.” They will be part of a 13-person cast that includes Caroline Innerbichler, Derek Prestly, Grant Sorenson, Katie Bradley and Matt Riehle, playing the key role of Claude, the martyred hero.
“ ‘Hair’ is possibly the American musical theater’s best argument against hate and violence,” said Brindisi.
To launch this inaugural effort, 7th House found some love on Kickstarter, where they surpassed their fundraising goal of $7,000. In the spirit of “Hair,” Darrow and Brindisi wrote that they wanted audiences to pay as much or as little as they wished. “This is what we feel our theater community needs from us,” they said.
8 p.m. Fri.-Mon., Thu., ends July 1, 514 N. 3rd St., Mpls., freewill donations, reserve tickets through www.brownpapertickets.com.
Graydon Royce • 612-673-7299