From the playwright of THE ROAD WEEPS, THE WELL RUNS DRY comes an equally powerful and poetic contemporary drama inspired be true events. Two young men growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Manny’s life is on track, and Noel’s life is derailing. Manny just sang at the White House; Noel just got kicked off the basketball team. When their paths cross, they risk everything for their dreams, leaving behind two grieving mothers and a city on the verge.
On our Mainstage, you can experience contemporary scripts unlike any you will see elsewhere in Minnesota, bringing you closer than any other theater to the Twin Cities’ best actors and directors. The Chicago Avenue Project pairs star professional artists with neighborhood kids and reminds us all of the joy and power that imaginations unleashed create.
All our programs inspire people to strive for choice, change, and connection in their lives. We instigate powerful, effective dialogues around bias in corporations and nonprofits with Breaking Ice. The Hennepin County Home School Project and Power of Our Voices will alter what you think you know about teens.
We’re also supporting the next great American voices. The Late Nite Series give you an early taste of what’s cooking with the best underground artists in Minnesota and New York. Naked Stages is a seven month mentoring program that nurtures the voices of performance artists who invent new disciplines and know no boundaries.