MINNEAPOLIS: Pillsbury House Theatre has announced its 2017 mainstage season, including the world premiere of a collection of short plays, an area premiere of a one-woman show, and a Swedish dark comedy.
The season will begin with the world premiere of The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation (April 19-30), five short plays by Benjamin Benne, Alan Berks, Christina M. Ham, Katie Ka Vang, and James A. Williams. These 10-minute pieces address the state of our country post-election, the partisan split, and how we as a nation are responding. Ellen Fenster will direct, and DJ Chamun will write music for the show.
Next up will be the area premiere of Pike St. (May 31- June 18), by Obie Award winner Nilaja Sun. Her solo show is about a Puerto Rican family living in Manhattan’s Lower East Side as they prepare for an imminent hurricane. Ron Russell will direct.
The season will close with Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s ≈ [Almost Equal To], about a world overrun by numbers and the economy, tackling the meaning of money in modern life. Noël Raymond will direct.
Pillsbury House Theatre, founded in 1992, aims to bring high quality theatre to the community to inspire connection and positive action.