Who Says Theater and Science Don't Mix?

by KelsiDayle on Jul. 30th, 2010

The Guthrie Theater: Come visit this state-of-the-art theater right here in Minneapolis!  This weekend, see Macondo, a play about the BP oil spill for only $10/ticket.
The Guthrie Theater: Come visit this state-of-the-art theater right here in Minneapolis! This weekend, see Macondo, a play about the BP oil spill for only $10/ticket.Courtesy stevelyon

Whether you've been following the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill or not, if you like theater, have I got a show for you!

A friend turned me on to Macondo playing at the Guthrie theater through this weekend (last show is Sunday, Aug. 1st at 1:00pm). The play is A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training production, so tickets are only $10/each. I've posted the Guthrie's description of the play below, but if you want more information or to reserve your tickets, click here.

"Macondo is a place of myth, a place where oil spills under and over water, creating a chain reaction that devastates human lives and animal habitats. It is also the name of the ruptured BP undersea oil field and oil well responsible for the current Gulf of Mexico spill. The gods awake from their slumber and intervene in this dramatically unfolding story that currently weaves itself through the fabric of our lives."

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KelsiDayle says:

Woah! Another science-related play is coming to the Cities this month:

"The Arboretum will provide the setting when TigerLion Arts theater troupe presents Nature, a mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau's mutual love affair with the natural world, Thursdays through Sundays, Aug. 19-Sept. 5."

What makes this play extra special? Besides the fact that bagpipes will provide some of the music??

"Nature will be performed outdoors as a 'walking play,' taking the audience on a journey through the Johanna Frerichs Garden for Wildlife at the Arboretum. This family-friendly story features poignant excerpts from the writings of Emerson and Thoreau."

Awesomeness! Tickets are free with admission to the Arboretum. Check out details here.

posted on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 3:31pm

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