February 9 - March 3, 2018
at The X Lab at Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Written by Laura Leffler and Blake E. Bolan
Directed by Hannah K. Holman
Created with Umbrella Collective and the ensembles
50 daughters. 50 sons. And a wedding night to remember.
Loosely based on the ancient Greek play THE SUPPLIANTS by Aeschylus, THE RAVAGERS explores what happens when one daughter discovers herself at the precipice between obedience and resistance. This site-specific production weaves together themes of family strength and political power with the true stories of forbidden love under oppressive regimes. Lavender Magazine called the 2011 production, “ingenious and hauntingly evocative.”
The X Lab at Can Can Wonderland is right down the hall from Can Can Wonderland in the basement of the American Can Building. Once you find the entrance to Can Can Wonderland, you'll be directed to the X Lab by a trail of Xs on the floor! Plan a little extra time to find your way (and have a drink at Can Can before the show!) More information about parking, accessibility, and location below.
Pay-What-You-Want tickets are available at the door for every performance, as space allows.
ASL/Deaf Interpretation will be offered at the February 23 and March 1 performances by Deaf and hearing interpretation team of Asher Edes, Ico Ahyicodae, and Robyn Lehmann-Doane, in consultation with Ron Harmount, Jr.
As part of Umbrella Collective's ongoing "Accessibility as an Attitude" initiative, sign language users are invited to join the interpretation team and Umbrella Collective's creative leadership for a brief conversation following performances on February 23 and March 1.
CONTENT WARNING: The Ravagers explores complicated themes of manipulation, cults, and political power. The production also contains simulated acts of violence and sex. Recommended for audiences 16+.
Audiences will be invited to move about the space for a brief series of scenes following intermission. Most of the performance is seated. Moving about the space during these scenes is not required, but encouraged, if possible.
HOW TO GET THERE
Can Can Wonderland is nestled perfectly between Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood — in the heart of the Creative Enterprise Zone.
Parking galore! There are many parking options available near Can Can Wonderland:
One great place. Three amazing ways in. The building we are in is enormous, and there are three entrances that will get you to our location in the building:
More information available on Can Can Wonderland's website.
*Please note that Metro Mobility will not fit down the ramp to the underground lot so the Water Tower parking lot is the best option for Metro Mobility.
Photos by Anna Schultz | Editing by Hannah K. Holman & Alana Horton
Erato . . . Gracie Anderson
Hyale . . . Fernanda Badeo
Polyxena . . . Emily Carlson
Amymone . . . Morgen Chang
Aegyptus . . . David Coral
Cleo . . . Lauren Diesch
Itonomus/Hero . . . Peyton Dixon
Midanus/Oeme . . . Matthew Englund
Hecabe . . . Erin Farsté
Asterius/Pyrante . . . Michael Johnson
Hypermnestra . . . Laura Leffler
Arcadia . . . Natavia Lewis
Danaus . . . Eric Marinus
Lykia . . . Antonia Perez
Lynceus . . . Eli Purdom
Eudaemon/Itea . . . Cameron Reeves
Proteus/Electra . . . Daniel Sakamoto-Wengel
Perius/Polybe . . . Courtney Stirn
Traekus/Hipparete . . . Patrick Webster
Xanthus/Phila . . . Nick Wolf
Writers . . . Blake E. Bolan, Laura Leffler
Director . . . Hannah K. Holman
Assistant Director . . . Meghan Gunderson
Stage Manager / Production Assistant . . . Helena Mueller
Costume Design . . . Sonya Berlovitz
Set / Props Design . . . Abbee Warmboe
Lighting Design . . . Jim Eischen
Fight Choreography . . . Meredith Kind
Sound Collaborator . . . Nissa Nordland
Voice Consultant . . . Foster Johns
ASL/Deaf Interpretation . . . Asher Edes, Ico Ahyicodae, Robyn Lehmann-Doane, in consultation with Ron Harmount, Jr.
Friday, February 9 at 7:30pm * Opening Night
Saturday, February 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 11 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 15 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 16 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 17 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Monday, February 19 at 7:30pm * Industry Night
Thursday, February 22 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm * ASL/Deaf Interpreted
Saturday, February 24 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 25 at 7:30pm
Thursday, March 1 at 7:30pm * ASL/Deaf Interpreted
Friday, March 2 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 3 at 7:30pm * Closing Night