March 3 - 18, 2017
Sundays through Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S
Written and directed by Laura Leffler
Music by Candy Emberley
Created with Umbrella Collective and the ensembles
Edna Pontellier has zero effs left to give. Nothing is really wrong, at all, except for the inconvenient fact that she's slowly dying inside. Here we have one woman's struggle to become her most authentic self, amidst a society unwilling to see her for who she is. Music, waves, and sexual tension thick as the humid New Orleans air. Adapted freely from Kate Chopin's landmark feminist novel.
Critic Jay Gabler said of the 2010 production, “The Awakening is an amazing show: it had me on the edge of my seat, and on multiple occasions wanting to jump out of it with cheers.”
To further engage and unpack the themes of the production, audience members are invited to join Umbrella Collective collaborators in the lobby 30 minutes before each performance for a short conversation that offers thematic insight, historical background, and a brief overview of Umbrella Collective’s creation methods.
Presented as part of the Southern Theater’s ARTshare.
ARTshare members attend for free ($18/mo. for all-you-can-theater all year long)! Single tickets can be purchased for $20 in advance, $24 at the door.
Not a member of ARTshare? Head over to the Southern Theater's website to see what it's all about! (Spoiler alert: it's totally awesome.)
Performance Schedule and Events
Friday, March 3, 7:30 PM (Opening Night, AE Gallery Opening Reception 5:00-7:00 PM)
Saturday, March 4, 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 4, 7:30 PM (ARTshare Happy Hour 5:30-7:00 PM)
Sunday, March 5, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 PM (Pay-What-You-Want)
Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 9, 7:30 PM (ASL and Audio Description)
Friday, March 10, 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 11, 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 16, 7:30 PM
Friday, March 17, 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 18, 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 18, 7:30 PM (Closing Night)
Emily Dussault as "Edna Pontellier" with Nayely Becerra, Alexis Clarksean, Amber Davis, Lauren Diesch, Russ Dugger, Thomas Ferguson, Nathan Gebhard, Seth K. Hale, Aaron Henry, Rachel Kuhnle, Eric Marinus, Tinne Rosenmeier, Daniel Rovinsky, Mike Swan, Nick Wolf
At the March 16, 17, and 18 performances, the role of Robert Lebrun will be played by Kevin Fanshaw.
Piano . . . Nic Delcambre
Clarinet . . . Carley Olson
Violin . . . Alissa Ona Jacobsen
Violin Substitutes: Derick Rehurek (3/8), David Gerald Sutton (3/11)
Director . . . Laura Leffler
Music Director . . . Nic Delcambre
Stage Manager . . . Hannah K. Holman
Set Design & Construction . . . MJ Leffler
Lighting Design . . . Adam Raine
Original Costume Design and Construction . . . Sarah French
Costume Assistance and Construction . . . Ali Gould
Costume Styling . . . Laura Leffler
Scenic Painting . . . Hannah K. Holman
Graphic Design & Marketing . . . Alana Horton
Dramaturg . . . Megan Clark
Production Interns . . . Alyssa Davis, Helena Mueller
Thank you, Minnesota! This activity is the recipient of a generous grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund.