Part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series.
Eden Prairie, 1971
by Playwrights' Center Core Writer Mat Smart
On the night Apollo 15 lands on the moon, a draft dodger steals home to Eden Prairie, Minnesota from Canada. He risks arrest to deliver a message to a young woman from his high school class. This beautifully etched play challenges notions of our own bravery and the true cost of freedom.
Director: Henry Wishcamper**
Dramaturg: John Olive
Cast: Billy Mullaney, Meredith Casey, Christina Baldwin*
*Member of Actors' Equity Association; **Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
FROM MAT: “The inspiration for Eden Prairie, 1971 is rooted in the three years I spent living in Minneapolis—from reading old war letters at the Minnesota Historical Society to kayaking at Tofte Lake Center to shopping at Lunds. It will be a joy to workshop this play in the place that sparked it.” Read an interview with Mat Smart about the play »
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