Brave New Workshop:The Rainbow Election Mommies, Mormons, and Gays - Oh My!

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.

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  • Paulette

    Excellent!

    September 24, 2012

  • Toni J

    These guys are really good at political satire. This show was great fun!

    September 23, 2012

  • Carol Ann J

    Super-fun evening with a relaxed and easy-going group of folks.

    September 23, 2012

  • Ellen H

    Loved the show!!!

    September 22, 2012

  • Deb

    Totally loved this one! Also enjoyed the company of those I've know for awhile and those I'd just met! I'm glad Gary planned this one - thanks Gary!

    September 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun conversation, great show, and delicious food.

    September 22, 2012

  • Donna N.

    Excellent! Laugh-out-loud funny constantly... lots of great material w/the Presidential election season in full gear. Lively political discussion afterwards during dinner.

    September 22, 2012

  • Paulette

    Thanks for the info on parking, Gary.

    September 21, 2012

  • Gary

    I was asked about parking. Here's everything you need to know about meters.
    http://www.mplsparking.com/Curr...­
    mplsparking.com also had info on lots as well. I park down around Lasalle and 10th. It's free on Sat.

    September 21, 2012

  • Toni J

    Will be there by 4:30 or so. Seats are reserved, right?
    Did we ever decide on a place to eat? Lots of options near the theatre. Rosa Mexicano, Solera, Tom Pham's Asian place, etc.

    September 20, 2012

    • Gary

      We don't have specific seats reserved, but we have seats. Last time I did this, Saturday at 5 was not a busy time, but if it looks busy, we can certainly grab our seats early. I'll be there between 4 and 4:30.

      September 20, 2012

  • Gary

    Got it. Reservations for 12 people at Tom Pham's Wondrous Asian Kitchen at 7. http://www.wondrousmpls.com/­

    Thanks Toni.

    September 20, 2012

  • Gary

    Show at 5. Seating at 4:30. Bar opens at 4. We'll meet upstairs in the bar area before the show.

    September 19, 2012

  • Gary

    I have paid for this, but I talked to BNW and they said we can add more at $15 each (plus tax).

    September 19, 2012

  • Gary

    Well it won't be 112 Eatery. They can't take a group our size until 10. I'm going to look around for something close by that a group of 10 or 12 can get into on a Saturday night. I'll let you know what I find.

    September 19, 2012

  • Gary

    I like Sarah's suggestion. Not that I didn't like the Butcher and Boar idea, but Sarah's suggestion has the added bonus of being about 2 blocks from Bev's Wine bar which I've never been to and would like to check out. This is a Comedy AND Wine Meetup after all.

    September 18, 2012

  • Gary

    So, we're closing in on this. Does anyone have any suggestions for dinner? Someone suggested The Butcher and the Boar. http://butcherandtheboar.com/di...­ I'm open to other options too.

    September 18, 2012

    • Sarah Anne

      112 Eatery is supposed to be yummy...

      September 18, 2012

  • Carol Ann J

    Gary, Can you confirm you received my prepayment please? Thanks!

    August 10, 2012

    • Gary

      I did not. How did you pay? Paypal? Check?

      August 10, 2012

  • Gary

    I reserved 15 spots. BNW asked me to pay 1/2 now and 1/2 later.

    July 26, 2012

  • Gary

    Angel, KC, and Ellen, are you in for sure? I'm going to have to get money to BNW pretty soon and you three have not prepaid. This is possible because you signed up before I had a firm commitment from BNW on the price and I therefore hadn't set up the payment yet. Probably the easiest way to confirm, is to change your RSVP to no, then back to yes. When you change back to yes, it'll take you to Paypal. Email me if you have any questions.

    July 22, 2012

  • Gary

    I just got confirmation on the price and we do get it 1/2 price. I've updated the meetup to require prepayment (I have to prepay them). Right now we have 15 spots at $15 each, but I'm pretty sure if more people want to go they'll be ok with it.
    For those of you who already signed up, please prepay to confirm. You may need to change your RSVP from yes to no and back to yes to do this automatically.

    June 18, 2012

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