|A Magical and Deeply Moving Play that features dead languages and a very alive...gorilla?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Gadfly Theatre (gadflytheatregmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:32:18 -0800 (PST)|
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cassandra Snow Email: gadflytheatre [at] gmail.com Gadfly Theatre Productions Presents Precious Little February 17, 2014 (Minneapolis/St. Paul) -- Madeleine George's magical and deeply moving play about communication, commitment, and connection is coming to the People's Center in March. The former 13P playwright's contemporary tale starring Brodie, a gifted linguist and single-mom-to-be-by-choice contemplates tough questions when Brodie finds that the baby she's carrying will never be able to communicate via language. Failing to receive comfort from her young girlfriend, she finds connection in unlikely new friends--namely an ape at her local zoo, and Cleva--the last known speaker of a dying language. Precious Little will be produced at the People's Center Theatre on the West Bank of Minneapolis, and runs March 21st-30th. As a queer and feminist theatre organization, the lesbian identity of both the playwright and the protagonist were a factor in choosing this piece, but what director Immanuel Elliott was really drawn to was the play's theme of finding ways to communicate when words aren't enough or won't suffice. This play will grab the attention and hearts of many regardless of gender or sexual identity due to the organization's dedication to "uniquely universal" work. Gadfly is proud to welcome Sondra Glynn back to Gadfly in the lead role, as well as first time Gadflies Alana LaBissoniere and Joann Oudekerk, who play multiple characters each. Gadfly Theatre Productions hosts a FREE salon for the public for each of it's productions. This one will be held at Boneshaker Books on Wednesday, March 12th at 6:00 P.M. This event is free, and features complimentary food and beverage from local vendors, guest speakers who are experts on the topics presented in the play, and face time with the Gadfly artists and company members themselves. Tickets to Precious Little are sliding scale starting at $12 for a regular show, and features three Pay-What-You-Can performances where advance purchase through Brown Paper Tickets will be possible. Please e-mail gadflytheatre [at] gmail.com for more ticket information. Precious Little is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. About Gadfly Theatre Productions: Gadfly Theatre Productions is currently in their fourth season of queer and feminist art. The company provides an artistic haven for audiences and artists alike; a place to explore, create, and open safe dialogues about LGBTQIA* and feminist issues. Gadfly breaks binaries and establishes community, seeking to prove that all persons on the spectrum deserve a voice, a stage, and a story they can relate to. Gadfly Theatre Productions produces three-four shows per year, with audiences coming from all walks of life to see the company's work. PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cassandra Snow Email: gadflytheatre [at] gmail.com Gadfly Theatre Productions Presents Precious Little(Continued) Performance Dates: Friday, March 21st at 7:30 pm* Saturday, March 22nd at 7:30 pm+ Sunday, March 23rd at 3:00 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance) Monday, March 24th at 7:30 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance) Friday, March 28th at 7:30 pm* Saturday, March 29th at 7:30 pm Sunday, March 30th at 3:00 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance) *Friday nights feature a post-show discussion with the cast & Gadfly company members +Saturday night of opening weekend features an opening weekend party at the venue FREE for audiences and artists alike. Location: The People's Center 425 20th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404 There are several public pay garages in the area, as well as street parking. Tickets: Sliding Scale $12-27 in advance, or cash or check at the door. Pay-What-You-Can: Sunday, March 23rd and 30th and Monday, March 24th. CHANGE BEFORE SENDING OUT Tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/587335 or you can reserve an unpaid reservation by e-mailing gadflytheatre [at] gmail.com. Group organizers can contact Cassandra Snow at 612-607-3791 to inquire about tickets. More Information: Official Website:http://gadflytheatre.org<http://gadflytheatre.wix.com/gadfly> Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gadflytheatre Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gadflytheatreproductions Instagram: instagram.com/gadflytheatre
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