2016 - 2017 Season
- PUPPET CABARET
- MUSIC ANIMATED
- LA NATIVIDAD
Each year we produce original, company-generated plays for both families and adults. Using visual, musical and movement narratives, in addition to words, In the Heart of the Beast translates complex issues of mind and society into images that breathe with soul and spirit.
September 23 – October 2, 2016
Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild, navigates grief, and retrieves memory - sharing it in a new world run by, loved by, kept whole by a solidarity of grandmothers.
Co-written by Erik Ehn and Junauda Petrus
Directed by Alison Heimstead
Musical Direction by Matt Larson
Created by the Ensemble
Narrated by Laurie Carlos
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Friday, Sept 23 7:30pm (Pay What You Can)
Saturday, Sept 24 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, Sept 25 2:30 pm
Friday, Sept 30 7:30pm
Saturday, Oct 1 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct 2 2:30pm
Show length: 1 hour - no intermission
Recommended for Age 16 +
*Star charts by Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg and released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
December 15 - December 22, 2016
Were taking the Nativity Story to the Streets!
Angels and shepherds. A suspicious king. A time of social distress. A pregnant woman knocks on the doors of the city, seeking shelter. Who is it that gathers to welcome the little one into this world? This is the Christmas Story, the story of the Holy Child born in our midst. This unique event honors the Mexican tradition of La Posada, leading everyone on a journey to four sites in our community. Enacted with beauty, humor, soulful live music, and an ending feast. (Performed in English and Spanish)
Ángeles y pastores. Un rey sospecho. Un momento de angustia social. Una mujer embarazada va de puerta en puerta por la ciudad, pidiendo posada. ¿Quiénes se reunirán para recibir al chiquito que llegará al mundo? Esta es la historia de la Natividad, la historia del niño santo nacido entre nosotros. Presentado en colaboración con la Iglesia Luterana de San Pablo, este evento único honra la tradición mexicana de las posadas. Caminaremos a la luz da las velas a varios lugares de nuestra comunidad. Imbuido de belleza y humor, con música en vivo y una fiesta con comida. (En inglés y español).
Presented in partnership with St. Pauls Lutheran Church
Directed by Sandy Spieler
Musical Direction by Laurie Witzkowski
Children, Seniors, Students or Groups of 10 or more: $17
----No one turned away for Lack of Funds----
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Thursday, December 15 6:30 PM
Friday, December 16 6:30 PM*
Saturday, December 17 6:30 PM
Sunday, December 18 6:30 PM
Tuesday, December 20 6:30 PM
Wednesday, December 21 6:30 PM
Thursday, December 22 6:30 PM
*ASL available on December 16th
Please note: Audiences must be mobile and dressed appropriately for the outdoors. The procession is 2 blocks long, beginning at In the Heart of the Beasts Avalon Theatre (1500 E. Lake St., Mpls) and culminating at St. Pauls Lutheran Church with a fiesta (music and food).
Previous Mainstage Performances
2015, 2013, 2002
2014, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2006
December 2010 & 2001
2006, 2005, 2004