Conceived and Directed by Jon Ferguson
Created by the company
Text by Dominic Orlando
Sound/Score by Tim Cameron
June 7 - 30, 2013
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Or at the door (cash, check or credit card).
The Brutes, a new tragic comedy conceived and directed by Jon Ferguson, created with the ensemble, with text by Dominic Orlando, beginning June 7th at a machine shop, 2204 Minnehaha Ave, in Minneapolis.
The venue is a found industrial space taken over and transformed by Theatre Forever and The Brutes artistic team. Beginning June 7th it will be the bunker-nation of an unnamed war-ravaged country where the last remnant of a citizens’ army awaits the end of a long and drawn out war. Centuries of brutal boundary disputes have shrunk their country to its bitter nub—this bunker, this scattered remnant, is all that’s left of a once proud nation.
From within their shrinking, one-room no man’s land, surrounded by endless war and warlords, they eagerly await news from the front, seek international recognition from anyone who will listen, and cling desperately to the physical remnants and fragmented memories of their country. Highly physical and poetic, The Brutes explores the lengths to which we will go to survive, to retain hope, and to protect ourselves and those we cherish from the poisons of war.
The Brutes ensemble includes Theatre Forever company members Dario Tangleson and Allison Witham, along with Charlotte Calvert, Robbie Hayek, Miriam Schwartz, Mitchell Seymour, and Susanna Stahlmann. Sound and original score by Tim Cameron. Lighting by Wu Chen Khoo. With production assistance from McKenna Kelly-Eiding and Ryan Patrick. Illustrated publicity image created by Theatre Forever company member, John Catron.
Friday, June 7, 2013 8:00pm
Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:00pm
a machine shop
2204 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Single Tickets priced at $20
Fringe Button Holders: $15
PAY WHAT YOU CAN:
All Thursdays, June 13, 20, 27 at 8:00 p.m
Thursday, June 13, 20, 27 at 8:00 p.m. (all pay what you can)
Friday, June: 7, 14, 21, 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June: 8, 15, 22, 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June: 9, 16, 23, 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Dominic Orlando is a two-time Jerome Fellow and McKnight Fellow, both through The Playwrights’ Center. He is a founding producer of The Workhaus Playwrights’ Collective,
which has produced over 15 world premieres as The Playwright Center’s Company-in-Residence, including Dominic’s “Short Play About Globalization” (2007), “The Sense of What Should Be”
(2009) and “A Short Play About 9/11” (2011). Dominic has worked locally with The Guthrie (commission), The History Theatre (commissions), The Jungle, The Illusion, Off-Leash Area (commission), The Red-Eye (commission), Nautilus Music-Theater (commission), Teatro Del Pueblo (commissions), Thirst Theatre, The U of M, The Fringe—he is a co-creator of “Fissures (lost & found)” with Dominique Serrand & Steve Epp, commissioned by Actor’s Theatre of Louisville & PWC, which premiered at The 2010 Humana Festival of New American Plays and is published by Dramatics Publishing. Dominic is currently working on an adaptation of Don Delillo’s fiction for ArtsEmerson, a musical for Berkeley Rep, a musical for The History Theatre, and a screenplay based on his “Danny Casolaro Died For You” which has been optioned by Caliber Media/Aviation Films.