By popular demand: Brave New Workshop. The question I get asked most by non law enforcement is: "when are you going to do Brave New Workshop again?" Well, wonder no more. The answer is: Sept. 22nd. The next BNW show is (surprise!) an election comedy. The title says it all: Mommies, Mormons, and Gays. Oh My!
I've picked a 5 PM Sat. show so we could go out to eat and drink afterwards. It worked really well last time. Plus I was able to get a better deal on that show. Tickets are normally $30 but we get them for $15 plus tax. You're very welcome.
Here is the preview write-up
The BNW extends the theatre's long tradition of devoting its creative muscle to satirizing all things political, especially during the Summer and Fall of a Presidential election year.
Never shying away from election year hot-buttons, past BNW election year reviews have included: "The Lion, the Witch and the War Hero: or, Is McCain Able?" (2008); "The Recession Follies: BUSHwhacked (1992); and "Dull Man Running: or, The Bush Little Gore House in Texas." (2000) In 1972, the BNW cast mounted "The Future Lies Just Ahead" (featuring Nixon on the poster), an odd foreshadowing to the President's demise shortly thereafter. In 1996, Dudley Riggs himself registered as a candidate for President and the cast mounted the show "Campaign in the Neck: The Election is Riggsed." (Dudley lost that election to Bill Clinton, but somehow managed to get more votes than Dole and Perot; at least in Uptown).
"The Rainbow Election" will feature returning BNW cast members Josh Eakright, Bobby Gardner, Andy Hilbrands and Taj Ruler. Also returning to the stage (after a one-show break) is Lauren Anderson, who will make her 27th BNW-show appearance, and who started her BNW stage career with the 2004 election show, "Electile Dysfunction: or, Two Johns, a Dick and a Bush." Joining the cast for his first show is Matt Erkel, who appeared in both stagings of "Dudley: Rigged for Laughter" (2010 at the History Theatre, and 2011 at the opening of the new BNW Theatre in downtown Minneapolis). Additional writing support will be provided by Heather Meyer. The show is directed by Caleb McEwen, with assistant direction by Katy McEwen. Peter Guertin returns as music director, and James Roop will provide technical direction.
This needs to be prepaid as I have to prepay. If you sign-up and later find that you can't make it, I'll refund your money if we can get someone to take your place. Gotta do that 'cause I will have already paid and they aren't refunding me.
Price per ticket is $16.62 with tax (10.775% on tickets). If you are paying via Paypal, the price will be $17.45 due to Paypal fees. If you don't want to use Paypal, email me and I'll give you my address. You'll save 83 cents in Paypal fees - but will have to spend 45 cents on a stamp. Plus the cost of the envelope, the time and labor to address it, the gas to the Post Office, and the horrible possibility of a paper cut on your tongue while licking the envelope. But hey, it's your choice. I'll bring band-aids just in case.