With opening night getting closer and closer (Friday, July 5th -- buy your tickets now!), the team is getting deeper and deeper into the story and characters of RAIN FOLLOWS THE PLOW. To give you a sneak peek of these intriguing voices, we asked the actors to write six-word memoirs of their characters. Enjoy! /Tanner
It's our sweet music-maeven's birthday and we love her so much we wanna SING IT SO LOUD SHE CAN HEAR IT ALL THE WAY IN LA...oh that'st not working? Well a blog post it is. - Heidi
Part of our upcoming production Rain Follows the Plow takes place in the Dust Bowl, so we've spent a lot of time looking at pictures from that time. And man, some of these shots are incredible. For your edification, here are some of them in no particular order, with links to where we found them on the interwebs. If you know of other images or stories from the Dust Bowl, comment or email with the link.
And after you check out these pics, be sure to reserve your tickets to Rain Follows the Plow, playing July 5-20 at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis! /Tanner
Dust storm outside of Stratford, TX. No matter how many times you see an iconic shot like this, it still scares the bejesus out of you.
It was Heidi's idea to start the ol' birthday wish blog series, and now we get to honor the honor-er. Here are just a few of the reasons we love that ball of sparkles and energy. Happy birthday, Heidi!
HEIDI. Omg wtf she is the absolute sweetest person. She juggles a million projects and a zillion details, and goddamn it if she doesn't make it look easy/cute. The only thing bigger than her ability to accessorize/get things done is her heart. I can't even say how many grumpy moments have been saved for me by her sweet smile and kind words. I hope that her birthday brings her nothing but joy/relaxation. - Rachel
Heidi. Smart. Fun. Sassy. Organized. Great brainstormer. She has an amazing singing voice (Love Me or Die, ya'll), great comedic timing. and is overall, the coolest. She brings so much to SU through savvy, sparkle, and the best mix of business slash creative. Also, I love the way she says, "Obvi." No one else makes Twitspeak and modern language so fun!! - Amber
Heidi be fierce! She has fabulously wonderful ideas, and the drive to see those ideas put into action. I love her ability to make the most of whatever life throws her way, and to do it with style. If anyone could make fetch happen, it's Heidi. Thanks for being my Prairie Haze soul mate! - Mason
Heidi is a sass machine -- in the sweetest, smartest, and most stylish way. She knows how to have a good (okay... AWESOME) time... and when to 'tell it like it is'. We are better in so many different ways because she's around. She inspires us to updraft. - Hannah
If you're ever in a crisis - spiritual, artistic or fashion-related - Heidi's your go-to fix. If nothing else, she'll yell indignantly at the problem and make it slink away, and then offer you drinks and solace. She's a cosmopolitan force of nature, a girl who will GET SHIT DONE and with the sweetest smile tell you that you are full of it. I'm so happy that I get to call her my friend, because I would hate to be her enemy. Bless her for that. DAJE HEIDI! - Carl
Girl can WERK IT! Heidi is the kind of person everyone wants on their team. When productivity gets a little slow you can bet she'll be one of the first to sound the trumpet to get everyone back in gear. And when there has been nothing but work she reminds us all that we could use a little party-time. Heidi keeps us honest with what needs to get done whether it's being non-profit rawk-stars or just good old fashioned party-till-it-hurts rawk-stars. Also you can't ask for a more fun scene-partner! Happy Birthday Heidi! - Russ
Heidi is smart, bold, funny, loyal, beautiful and a great listener. She is also incredibly glamorous and the best noraebang singer I know. Basically, she is amazing, and I am lucky to call her my friend. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LADY! - Blake
Heidi is a fierce, passionate woman. She knows how to punch life in the face and take what she wants from it, and doesn't waste time on bullshit. Basically, I want to be part Heidi when I grow up. Happy Birthday, Heidi! - Candy
Heidi is sassy, energetic, creative, thoughtful, and very funny! I love her sense of style and her innate knowledge of pop culture! She is mega organized and when given a task... gets it all done and then some! I love all the little emails and tweets she sends out daily... (sometimes hourly)... Heidi is a wonderfully loyal friend and is always so excited about everyone's projects and triumphs! She is everyone's number one fan! - Christina
Heidi enjoys many things I don't: glitter, bright colors, abbrevs, sensitivity to the feelings of others, Joe Halvarson, general happiness, blog posts where we have to say nice things about each other, and the list goes on. With this in mind, I am loathe to admit that on more than one occasion, her cheerful demeanor and bright spirit have forced this old grinch to (sigh) smile. I'm very fortunate to know her. Obvi. - Tanner
Her twitter profile says “like kettle corn: a little salty, a little sweet,” and I only mention that here because of how very true it is. She can be the most crass, profane, hilarious sass-master out there, but then will spin 180 on you and be the most compassionate, thoughtful, lovely appreciator of beauty you’re lucky enough to know. And perhaps most amazing of all, she wrote that twitter profile (duh) which shows a level of self-awareness and self-honesty that I think anyone celebrating the 7th anniversary of their 21st birthday can be proud of. Happy Bday, beautiful! - Laura