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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Horse, the Bird, the Monkey and the Dancer opens Friday

As you may know, HowWasTheShow has been covering a great deal more theater in 2008 than in previous years. (Check here for a list of recent reviews.)

Here's an upcoming show that opens Friday, November 7th we'd like to tell you about.

You may be familiar with Anna Lee from her role as producer of Voltage Fashion Amplified. In her most recent newsletter she shares some information about a Sandbox Theatre production she's been involved with.

"I have been working with a talented ensemble of designers on the latest production by Sandbox Theatre- Kerry Riley, Laura Fulk and Andrew Lawrence Schiff- and I have to say that I am pretty excited about what this collaboration has produced. Sculptural costumes with a flavor of our four distinct styles- quite a feat in itself."
And from the press release:

Two dozen of the Twin Cities' most talented emerging and established artists are collaborating on a powerful original story inspired by Edgar Alan Poe's Masque of the Red Death.

As the Red Death scorches the countryside, a stubborn girl - Prospera - starts on a journey to find her missing family. Along the way, she stumbles through a strange world, discovering uncommon friendships and confronting forces determined to undermine her discovery.

HBMD is another collective creation between Sandbox Theatre and local artists. Outstanding, surprising designs will mingle with the best ensemble performers in the Twin Cities to tell a story of searching for self-reliance in a society dominated by the institutions of Government, Academia, Entertainment, Religion and Commerce.

The Horse, the Bird, the Monkey and the Dancer is directed by Ryan Hill and Lisa Moreira

Featuring performances by: Mark Benzel, Helen Buron, Kristina Fjellman, Peter Heeringa, Katie Kaufmann, Stacy Lee King, Katie Melby, Derek Miller, Sara Richardson, Valerie Rigsbee, Eric Sharp and Heather Stone.

Sets/Scenic Artwork by: Michael Carina, Ryan Hill

Costumes by: Laura Fulk, Anna Lee, Kerry Riley, Andrew Lawrence Schiff

Original Music by: Tim Donahue

Lighting by: Heidi Eckwall

Management: Lisa Smith, Lydia Bolder, David Hanzal

Performance details:

Opening night party on November 7th:
$25 tickets include the show, appetizers and drinks.

There is a special Pay What You Can night on Monday, November 10th.

All other nights, tickets are $18

For all show dates and times, check out the website at

All performances are at The Red Eye Theater
15 West 14th Street, Minneapolis

612.554.1302 for reservations