A Talking Penguin, A Polyamorous Wolf, and a Whole Lot of Queer Theatre
From: Gadfly Theatre (gadflytheatregmail.com)
Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 13:26:21 -0700 (PDT)

Gadfly Theatre Productions Presents


APRIL 26, 2017 (Minneapolis/St. Paul) -- Gadfly Theatre Productions, your
local queer & feminist theatre company is ecstatic to bring you their
FOURTH annual One-Act Geek Festival. The Final Frontier Festival has
presented more queer robots, feminist gods, and outspoken horror movie
monsters in the past three years than previously were thought to even
exist. This year, don’t be fooled by the Fairy Tale theme: these are not
the stories you fell asleep listening to as a kid. We’ve got polyamorous
wolves, lesbian led fantastical countries, and a talking penguin named
Algernon--and that’s just to get you warmed up. We’ve got six fantastic
shows, six of our strongest directors to date, and as much whimsy as we can
get crammed into the Fox Egg Gallery. For complete show list, please see
attached list.

Gadfly believes, among many other things, that LGBTQ+ artists, people of
color, and marginalized women are underrepresented in nerdy entertainment
and are often mistreated when speaking out about this inequity. Gadfly
provides not only a platform for works by those affected by this
marginalization to thrive in the genre they love but goes a step further by
focusing on the stories and experiences of the underheard within geek
subculture. This festival takes what we think we know about fairy tales and
spins it on it’s head with both content and theme. Never fear though! These
six carefully vetted pieces are clearly inspired by the rich world of fairy
tales where you’re cautioned against venturing into the woods while looking
for true love’s kiss to break your curse. It’s a stunning intersection of
subcultures that brings a community of queer nerds and geeky feminists
together within a community that so often wants to shut them out.

Tickets to The Final Frontier Festival are sliding scale at the door, or
$15 to guarantee your seat through Brown Paper Tickets
<http://finalfrontierhandv.brownpapertickets.com/>. Pending availability,
no one is turned away for lack of funds. Group rates are available and
encouraged for groups of more than 10. Please e-mail gadflytheatre [at] 
for more ticket information.

About Gadfly Theatre Productions:

Gadfly Theatre Productions is currently in their seventh season of
producing groundbreaking 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 LGBTQQIAP+ 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.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                CONTACT: gadflytheatre [at] gmail.com

Gadfly Theatre Productions Press Release: Final Frontier: Fairy Tales

Set A performs at 7:30 on June 9th & 17th and at 3:00 on June 11th
Out of the Woods: A Tale of Red, the Wolf, and the Woodcutter

by Michael Merriam

directed by Immanuel Elliott
Out of the Woods is a bisexual, polyamorous retelling of Little Red Riding
Hood starring a queer grandma who may also be a magical watch. Come laugh
along as Little Red tries to get out of her village by seducing a very gay
Woodcutter. The solution is equally cute and hilarious. Darrin Stewart,
Morgen Chang, Joey Schad, Christine Sweet, and Kjertina Whiting star.

Eaten Voices

by Lavinia Roberts

directed by Ian Donahue

A child who may or may not be of the moon, a forest full of animals (played
by humans), and a Mother who may or may not be a wolf navigate issues of
family and identity in Eaten Voices. Natasha Fangmeier,, Casey Johnson,
Siri Hammond, Darrin Stewart, and Caspian Werth-Petrik star.

Knights of Glenderdale

by Karen Rind-Siegel

directed by D.L. Fitzwater

In an all female society, two Knights are called on to fight a dragon while
the Queen and Vice Queen deal with an issue from a sorceress who isn’t as
happy in their queer, femme utopia as one would hope. Starring TJ Jacobs
and Siri Hammond as the title Knights. Kelly DeHaut, Christy Johnson, and
Morgen Chang round out this ensemble cast.

Set B performs at 7:30 on June 10th & 16th and at 3:00 on June 18th

The Sitayana (or "How to Make an Exit")

by Lavina Jadhwani

directed by Chava Curland
The Sitayana  is a feminist re-telling of The Ramayana from Sita’s point of
view. Sita transitions from a place of fear and compliance to a resurgent
strength that all women can learn from while recounting the magic and
horror she has been through. Khadija Siddiqui fresh from 5 Weeks at Pangea
World Theatre stars in this show.

Sky's the Limit

by Alice Stanley

directed by Cassandra Snow

Sky is a non-binary knight determined to save the Princess from...whatever
the #princesschallenge is about. They just have two big problems: a
 penguin “sidekick” named Algernon who creates more problems than she
solves and the princess? She’s not exactly looking for a savior. Ming Hsu,
Hannah Jo Stein, and Camille Valentino star in this modern fairy tale.

And the Lights of the Borealis Were Shining

by Lizz Mangan

directed by Kat Purcell

The agreement was simple: Bee would live with Al, a talking polar bear, for
a year. In exchange her family would be blessed with incredible wealth. All
this comes with a contract, however, and when Bee unknowingly breaks the
terms, she is left alone and determined. With the help of strangers, and a
bit of magic, Bee embarks on a journey to rediscover the person she thought
she knew, and maybe even discover what her own worth is. Zealot Hamm,
Addison Sharpe, Caspian Wirth-Petrik, and Lexie Modica make up this all
star cast of Twin Cities talent.

Performance Dates:

June 9th, Set A, 7:30 P.M.
June 10th, Set B, 7:30 P.M.
June 11th, Set A, 3:00 P.M.
June 16th, Set B, 7:30 P.M.
June 17th, Set A, 7:30 P.M.
June 18th, Set B, 3:00 P.M.
Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased here:



The Fox Egg Gallery (informally “The Gadfly Space”)

3730 Chicago Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Free street parking and a small free parking lot available.

More Information:

Official Website:http://gadflytheatre.org

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gadflytheatreproductions
Instagram: instagram.com/gadflytheatre
Ticket Sales: FFFairytales.brownpapertickets.com

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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