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Kelsey Cramer (left) and Kelsey Cramer (right), in "Good Woman of Setzuan" at Theatre Pro Rata. Photo by Charlie Gorrill.
Two small theaters have recently announced plays they will present in the fall and winter seasons.
Theatre Pro Rata will open Bertolt Brecht's "Good Woman of Setzuan" at Intermedia Arts on October 26. Directed by Carin Bratlie and starring Kelsey Cramer, thee production runs through Nov. 10.
Walking Shadow Theatre reported a four-play season that opens Nov. 22 at the Theater Garage in Minneapolis with "The Sexual Life of Savages," a new play by Ian MacAllister-McDonald to be directed by Amy Rummenie.
Also coming from Walking Shadow is "Schiller's Mary Stuart," an adaptation by Peter Oswald of a drama about Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth (opens Feb. 7, 2014 at Red Eye); "The Odyssey," adapted and performed by Charlie Bethel (opens March 21, 2014 at Open Eye);and a new adaptation by John Heimbuch of the Dumas novel "The Three Musketeers," directed by Rummenie (opens May 9)
POST BY ANDREW WAGAMAN
The Minnesota Fringe Festival opened this weekend, attracting about 7,000 people to 352 performances and selling 17,758 tickets.
Five of the best-reviewed shows so far have been “The Zebra Shirt,” “The Nose,” “Fashion Risk or the Accidental Nudist,” “Hickory Minimum Security Correctional Facility Presents: Hoosiers: The Stage Adaptation” and "The Legend of White Woman Creek." To see when they play next, check out our calendar.
For more Fringe fun, head over to Fringe Central at the Crooked Pint on Monday night for Karaoke and Tuesday night for Trivia. Karaoke begins at 11 p.m.; Trivia sign-up begins at 10:30 p.m., with questions starting at 11:15.
Patrick Scully hopes he'll be marryin' up a storm of same-sex couples the moment it becomes legal on Aug. 1. Photo taken in 2012 by Kyndell Harkness.
Patrick Scully plans to put his sideline as a minister to all-encompassing use when the clock strikes midnight on July 31. Aug.1 marks the first day that gays and lesbians can legally marry in Minnesota, so the performance artist and founder of Patrick's Cabaret is inviting as many same-sex couples who so desire to come on down to the theater at 3010 Minnehaha Av. in Minneapolisand get hitched in a mass ceremony to be held at the crack of at 12:01.
There will be no charge; the only requirement is a pre-obtained official marriage license.
The festivites begin at 10:30 p.m. and will rock on until 1 a.m., with music dancing and of course, a bit of wedding cake. The event is free and open to the public, but if you plan on saying vows, please rsvp to amy@patrickscabaret so they can get a head count.
Jake Gardner as Dr. Bartolo and Heather Johnson as Rosina in "The Barber of Seville."
You can still see "The Barber of Seville" at Mill City Summer Opera. The company has released 20 rush seats for each remaining performance -- this Wednesday, Friday and next Sunday.
The tickets go on sale for $30 at 5:30 each night. The performance is in the courtyard of the Mill City ruins. In case of rain, the show moves inside the Mill City Museum and there will be fewer tickets available. Both spaces are at 704 S. 2nd St., Mpls.
The opera is otherwise sold out. The possibility always exists of tickets being turned back in. Those would be available to the rush line also.
I just got some costumed production photos from the Guthrie, for those of you curious about how Vincent Kartheiser of "Mad Men" fame looks in muttonchops and period costume as Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice."
The play based on the Jane Austen novel opens Friday night at the Minneapolis playhouse, directed by Joe Dowling.
Kristin Tillotson recently profiled Kartheiser, who grew up in Apple Valley and performed as a child at Children's Theatre Company and the Guthrie.
Will Kartheiser's fiancee, actor Alixis Bledel, seen below at a recent Guthrie gala, make it to the opening? Stay tuned.
Star Tribune photo by Anna Reed