This Monday and Tuesday! Pillsbury House Theater! CHICAGO AVENUE PROJECT!!!
a) What is the Chicago Avenue Project?
A fabulous program that takes at-risk kids and pairs them with professional dramaturgs, directors and actors to produce original works - as written by the kids.
b) Why is it more fun than fun?
Not only are you watching plays about talking waterfalls and steak-loving guinea pigs, you're watching some amazing talent perform plays about waterfalls and steak-loving guinea pigs. (Gratuitous name drop: this year's performance features Taj Ruler, Christina Baldwin, Zoe Pappas, Simone Perin, George Keller, Patrick Boyle and more... The talent!)
The feel of each performance is one of a pep rally - - encouraging, supporting, thrilled, silly. It's great. And honestly, some of the most surprising and heartfelt stuff around.
I'm doing the music for Chicago Avenue Project again - - Come listen to some amazing singers do incredible stuff with my very very simple songs. (I never met a downbeat I didn't like.)
Monday, 7 p.m. performance, FREE
Tuesday, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. performance, FREE
Pillsbury House Theater, 3501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis.