Homeless Youth Meet Magical Realism in Upcoming Queer Tragedy
From: Gadfly Theatre (gadflytheatregmail.com)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:23:25 -0800 (PST)

Gadfly Theatre Productions Presents

And Then they Fell

By Tira Palmquist

March 17th, 2017 (Minneapolis/St. Paul) -- An unflinchingly accurate look
at the reality of youth homelessness, sexual abuse, and queer identity,
with an unexpected touch of romance and magical realism. ​Jordan Matthews
would be fine, if her mother could hold down a decent job, or if her mother
hadn't been arrested on another DUI, or if her mother's boyfriend wasn't a
skeevy bastard. But things aren't fine, and Jordan's life is falling apart.
The adults in her life are either impotent or uninterested, and the only
solace comes from out of the blue.

And Then They Fell by Tira Palmquist is a tragic look at the reality that
homeless youth face and how that often directly impacts queer youth and
victims of abuse however, it  does have some quirks and some laughs. This
exceptional cast features Mindy Vang (she/hers) from She Kills Monsters as
Jordan. Adele Bolier (they/theirs) from SPCPA is a relative newcomer to
professional theatre but excited to join us for this show as Jordan’s would
be boyfriend, Cal. Troy Stolp (he/him) who has worked all over the Twin
Cities and surrounding suburbs is making his Gadfly onstage debut as
Dwayne, the skeevy bastard. Rounding out this cast is Kjertina Whiting
(they/theirs) who's most recently been seen performing at Huge Theater and
Starla Larson (she/hers) who read for us in our Crown of the Holly Queen staged
reading this past December. Both Whiting and Larson play multiple roles
that shape how the principal characters see the world they’ve been
unexpectedly thrust into. This incredibly solid cast is the perfect
ensemble to tell this important, sometimes fun, ultimately sad story.

Incorporated with this show, we are so, so beyond excited to welcome
community partners Sexual Violence Center
<https://www.sexualviolencecenter.org/> and Avenues for Homeless Youth
<http://avenuesforyouth.org/>. Reps from both will be at all shows and
talkbacks, and they'll have lots of info about joining them either as a
client or a volunteer. We will also be doing a goods drive for Avenues, so
start rounding up any unused beauty and hygiene products, clean clothes in
good condition, menstrual products, etc.

​Shows will be at the Fox Egg Gallery on March 17-19th and 24th-26th, all
shows at 7:30 PM except Sunday matinees, which are at 3:00 PM. Tickets to And
Then They Fell are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for a regular show,
and features two Pay-What-You-Can performances on Sunday matinees where
advance purchase through Brown Paper Tickets
<http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/881798> will be possible. Please
e-mail gadflytheatre [at] gmail.com for more ticket information.

About Gadfly Theatre Productions:

Gadfly Theatre Productions is currently in their seventh season of
radically 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 LGBTQ+ and feminist issues. Gadfly seeks to break binaries
and establish community, and to prove that all marginalized people deserve
a voice, a stage, and a story they can relate to. Gadfly Theatre
Productions produces two mainstage shows a year, a geeky one-act festival
in the summer, and several special events like their ongoing Drunk Queer
History series and occasional pop-ups of their hit show QUEER!

Gadfly Theatre Productions Presents And Then They Fell By Tira Palmquist

Performance Dates:

Friday, March 17th at 7:30 pm*

Saturday, March 18th at 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 19th at 3:00 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance)

Friday, March 24th at 7:30 pm*

Saturday, Marchr 25th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 26th at 3:00 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance)

*Friday nights feature a post-show discussion with the cast & Gadfly
company members


The Fox Egg Gallery

3730 Chicago Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

There is a free parking lot beside the building as well as ample street


$15 in advance

$20 at the door
Pay-What-You-Can: Sunday, March 19th and 26th

Gadfly accepts cash, check or credit cards

Tickets can be purchased online at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/881798 or you can reserve an unpaid
reservation by e-mailing  gadflytheatre [at] gmail.com.

More Information:

Official Website:http://gadflytheatre.org

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gadflytheatre

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gadflytheatreproductions
Instagram: instagram.com/gadflytheatre

Gadfly Theatre Productions

*Gadfly Theatre is building a PlayGround for the Obscure, the Oppressed,
and the Unapologetically Original. For us this means raising the bar on
representation of queer and female voices in theatre.
To learn more, please visit gadflytheatre.org
To support, click here
<http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Gadfly-Theatre-Productions>where you will be
able to make an easy, tax deductible donation.
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