A SQUID HAS THREE HEARTS
January 28 & February 25, 2019 *
7:30 PM (Doors open at 7 PM)
at the Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
* Rescheduled from January 29 due to inclement weather. Please note the venue change!
At the edge of parenthood, Quinn examines the environmental consequences of bringing a child into the world. Filled with music and fluid physicality, A SQUID HAS THREE HEARTS swims between fairy tale and hard reality, helplessness and hope. Originally developed as part of Umbrella Collective's Night of New Works, an incubation series for new works of theater and conversation.
Conceived by Mark Sweeney
Directed by Eli Purdom
Created with Umbrella Collective and the ensemble
Tickets: $5 - $20 sliding scale (pick your own price!)
Available online or at the door!
Runtime: Approximately 90 minutes
Includes a brief pause and a post-show conversation.
Reception: Please join Umbrella Collective as we celebrate our outgoing Artistic Director Laura Leffler at a special post-workshop reception from 9:00 - 10:30 PM on February 25, 2019.
WHAT IS A WORKSHOP PRESENTATION?
Umbrella Collective believes the audience (that’s you!) is a vital part of the creation process. That’s why we invite you into the messy parts, the unfinished work. Together, we are so much more, and we can create art that reflects pieces of ourselves: our joys, our fears, our stories. After the work-in-progress showing, we invite you to lend your voice to the new play making process through our signature audience conversations.
All audience members are invited to participate in the conversation, or just listen and write down thoughts on the surveys we provide! If post-show conversations aren't your thing... that's okay, too! We welcome feedback in whatever way is most comfortable to you.
Quinn . . . Gracie Anderson (1/28), Erin Kennedy (2/25)
Dana . . . Amber Davis
Miles . . . Courtney Stirn
Ramona . . . Alexandra Nedved
Squid . . . Cameron Reeves
Project Leader / Composer . . . Mark Sweeney
Director . . . Eli Purdom
Music Director / Composer . . . Keith Hovis
Dramaturg . . . Laura Leffler
Producer . . . Hannah K. Holman
Content Information: This workshop includes themes of pregnancy, environmental existentialism, child neglect/violence, and suicide. It also contains themes of connection, joy, and hope.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS' CENTER
The Playwrights’ Center champions playwrights and new plays to build upon a living theater that demands new and innovative works. The Playwrights' Center features: