8/16/2012 Fresh Fruit



A Night of Film & Theater, August 16, 2012

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Guests: Craig Johnson, Pam Colby, Aura Marie


Craig Johnson, director

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Athens and Sparta have been at war for years when heroine Lysistrata decides to force peace -- by persuading women on both sides to withhold sex until their husbands and lovers stop the fighting. From ribald puns to outrageous physical comedy, this bawdy satire has had audiences laughing since it was first performed in 411 B.C

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP), September 7 - 30, 2012



Pam Colby, filmmaker

Fertile Ashes

Fertile Ashes is inspired by a true story told by Caroline Gilbert to Fertile Ashes writer/director Pam Colby. Caroline and her then partner, Eleanor "Honey" Harold, managed a series of lesbian bars beginning in the mid-1960's. Fertile Ashes is based on Caroline's memories of Honey's Barn, and the hate crime fire that destroyed the bar.  After the fire, Honey went on to manage a series of lesbian bars, including the Castle Royal and Foxy's Bar. 

MN Made, Various Shorts, Saturday Aug. 18, 4:15 pm

Minneapolis Underground Film Festival 2012, 

August 17-19, 2012

St Anthony Main Theater




Aura Marie, character actress

A Tribute to Chaplin

Presented by A.M. Productions

This show captures the pantomime and vaudeville of humor found in Charlie Chaplin's movies. Written and directed by Aura Marie, who stars as Chaplin's character, "The Tramp" and with Richie Z, who plays a Keystone Cop. This unique show is full of comedy and music from the era of Chaplin.

Bryant Lake Bowl

September 6 & 7, 2012 - 7:00pm

www.bryantlakebowl.com, 612-825-8949



Allan Spear LGBT Equality Colonnade Memorial Fundraiser

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 5:00pm until 7:00pm

at the home of Junjiro Tsuji, 2429 Colfax Avenue South, Minneapolis


Join the Impact-Twin Cities (JTI) has been working for over a year to establish an Allan Spear LGBT Equality Memorial on the colonnade in Mueller Park, in the Wedge neighborhood, just one block from Allan and his partner Junjiro Tsuji’s home. This spring, they succeeded in obtaining Minneapolis Park Board approval for the project. Phase I will be installation of a commemorative plaque, and a second phase will provide for landscaping and stewardship. 

Honoring a trailblazing politician BY RAYA ZIMMERMAN







Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed, DDC, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky & Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit 3rd Thursday Theme
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self-elease
Phranc - Bulldagger Swagger
Album: Goofy Foot EP; Label: single
Ari Gold - More Than Enough
Album: Space Under Sun; Label: Gold 18 Records
Ari Gold - Intimate
Album: Space Under Sun; Label: Gold 18 Records
Lojo Russo - Full Moon Morning
Album: Fridays In The Park; Label: Arts On Superior
Josh Zuckerman - Got Love?
Album: Got Love?; Label: PLH Records
Craig Johnson - Director
Topics: Lysistrata at Theatre In The Round Players
Pam Colby - Filmmaker
Topics: Fertile Ashes at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
Aura Marie - Character Actress
Topics: A Tribute to Chaplin at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater