12/15/2011 Fresh Fruit


Heading towards the Solstice: Drama, Politics & Cabaret

Happy Solstice!

Carla Steen, Guthrie Theater Dramaturg
Andy Birkey, MN LGBT Political Journalist
Maren Ward, Co-Artistic Director Bedlam Theatre, performer, director

Carla Steen, Dramaturg

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams,
directed by Lisa Peterson

Carla discusses issues around Brick's sexuality & Williams' script

It's the 65th birthday of wealthy southern patriarch Big Daddy Pollitt, who is unknowingly dying of cancer, and his sons Gooper and Brick have arrived on the scene of the family's Mississippi plantation in hopes of inching closer to their $10 million inheritance. Yet as Brick descends into alcoholism following the death of a college friend, his fragile relationship with his wife Maggie continues to crumble, and the lies and illusion become too much for the family to bear.

January 14 - February 26, 2012
The Guthrie Theater

Andy Birkey, Journalist

The Colu.mn
TC Dailey Planet

Discussing his newest articles & current LGBT issues
including his story
At Anoka Hennepin, proposed policy changes prompt protest by anti-gay parents group

Maren Ward, Co-Artistic Director Bedlam Theatre, performer, director

HOT CORN: The Longest Cabaret of the Year
(It's a cabaret within a play within a cabaret with a party, bands, and lanterns!)

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
Wed 12/21, 7:00pm

Wed 12/28, 9:30pm

with Steve Ackerman, Christopher Allen, Andi Cheney, Jon Cole, Ian Knodel, Tom Lloyd, Don Mabley-Allen, Kait Sergenian, Madonna Smith, Molly Van Avery, Maren Ward, and more!

Special Guests on the 21st: JAZZ DADZ, Soozin Hirschmugl, Hijack, Molly Van Avery and Zoe Sommers-Haas.
Special Guests on the 28th: Trevor Adams, Carly Wicks and the Winter Dreamers!

following the cabaret/play on the 21st at about 9pm

International Novelty Gamelan
Psycick Slutz
Kristi Ternes SANTA MOVIE
Transitional Species
Nona Marie and the Choir
Jon Zuma St Pelven

Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed,DD/C, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky & Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit Theme 3rd Thursdays
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self released
Romanovsky & Phillips - Homophobia
Album: Trouble In Paradise; Label: Fresh Fruit Records
Frightened Cellar - Rather Be There
Album: Destroy The Fear That Forms You; Label: Red Butterfly Records
James Rocco - And the Night Stood Still
Album: It's Between Us; Label: Upper West Side
Carla Steen - Guthrie Theater Dramaturg
Topics: The Guthrie Theater's upcoming production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Maren Ward - Co-Artistic Director Bedlam Theatre, performer, director
Topics: HOT CORN: The Longest Cabaret of the Year
Andy Birkey - MN LGBT Political Journalist
Topics: Andy's newest articles & current LGBT issues