A new take on Sophocles' "Antigone," from Theatre Coup d'Etat and director/designer Meagan Kedrowski, is part of the next season at St. Paul's Park Square Theatre.
Park Square Theatre's 44th season features a lot of music and a lot of women.
"Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant," a musical satire set for its world premiere in summer 2019, has both. Originated at the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival by writer composer Keith Hovis, it reunites beauty pageant contestants 20 years after an on-stage death ended their shot at at a crown.
Also featured are "Heaven," a musical by Chan Poling that debuted in 2011 at the Guthrie and a pair of dual bioplays: "Marie and Rosetta," about a collaboration between gospel/blues legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe and singer Marie Knight and "The Agitators," which chronicles the surprising friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.
Rounding out the season are Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool's comic "Sometimes There's Wine," a new take on the classic "Antigone," a Girl Friday production of Thornton Wilder's rarely-staged "The Skin of Our Teeth" and "Rule of Thumb," a trio of short Agatha Christie plays that concludes the season in August 2019.