Minneapolis/St. Paul

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
by Lee Blessing
Venue: 
Playwrights' Center
Cost: 
Free

Part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series.

Minneapolis/St. Paul
by Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Lee Blessing

A celebrated crime novelist leads two different lives, one as Randall, the middle-aged husband and father, and the other as Mandy, the newly-wedded wife and stepmother. In a play that is both poignant and bitingly funny, Mandy/Randall struggles with the complexities and repercussions of an identity too vast to fit within binaries.

Director: Jeremy B. Cohen**
Costume design consultant: Trevor Bowen
Cast: Jeffrey Carlson*, Michael Booth*, Tracey Maloney*, Joseph Bricker, Essence Stiggers
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
**Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m.

Reserved seating and the waitlist are both full for Monday night. The waitlist is open for Tuesday night; add your name using the link below, and show up early. Doors open at 6.

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FROM LEE: “This is a play that explores our individual and collective notions of both gender and sexuality. It questions common assumptions about who we are within our sexual and romantic selves—taking into account the beautiful complexities and contradictions of our humanity—while examining how we’re both limited and freed by our attitudes. This area of contemporary thought is evolving so rapidly that every chance to engage with an audience has the potential to help the play tremendously. I look forward to the Ruth Easton Series experience for just this reason.” Read an interview with Lee about the play »

The Playwrights’ Center is wheelchair-accessible. All readings are accessible to people with vision loss, and large print programs are available upon request. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Alayna Barnes at (612) 332-7481 or alaynab@pwcenter.org.

Lee Blessing