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.
Set on a juking boat, with blueswomen, queers, deviants, and seers, River See is the prayer before the Great Migration. Using Black American rural southern tradition and an aesthetic steeped in jazz, River See brings people together to witness and create.This production features Sonja Parks and includes some of the Twin Cities most exciting multi-disciplinary performers: Aimee Bryant, Mankwe Ndosi, Leah Nelson, Kenna Cottman, and Truth Maze. Creator Sharon Bridgforth also appears onstage as she choreographs the words, sounds, movement, and singing live in front of the audience.
River See explores blues stories as living arrangements of jazz. The text serves as the score and structure for the improvisational process that births the performance.Through this process, occurring during the event between performers and audience, we become responsible to one another in the art of creating a piece about Love.
All tickets are Pay-What-You-Want. Pick your own price for every performance, every night.
But tickets online or call 612-825-0459.
April 11 – 21, 2013
Previews: April 11 & 12
Opening Night: April 13
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm
Post-Show Discussions with our Community Partner, The Cultural Wellness Center:
Sunday, April 14th and Wednesday, April 17th
Free Child Care: Thursday, April 18th, 7:30 p.m.
ASL Interpreted Performance: Sunday, April 21st, 3:00 p.m.
Audio-Described Performance: Sunday, April 14th, 3:00 p.m.
River See is a NPN Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Links Hall in partnership with Living Arts of Tulsa, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Pillsbury House Theatre, The Theatre Offensive, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: National Performance Network.
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