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Savage Umbrella’s THE RAVAGERS
February 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
One event on February 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
One event on March 1, 2018 at 7:30pm
Savage Umbrella presents THE RAVAGERS
ASL Interpretation will be offered at the February 23 and March 1 performances by Deaf and hearing interpretation team of Robyn Lehmann-Doane, Asher Edes, and Ico Ahyicodae, in consultation with Ron Harmount, Jr.
As part of Savage Umbrella's ongoing "Accessibility as an Attitude" initiative, patrons using ASL Interpretation services are invited to join the interpretation team and Savage Umbrella's creative leadership for a brief conversation following performances on February 23 and March 1. Sign language users are welcome to use the code ASL to purchase discounted tickets ($5).
ABOUT THE PLAY: 50 daughters. 50 sons. And a wedding night to remember. Loosely based on the ancient Greek play THE SUPPLIANTS by Aeschylus, THE RAVAGERS explores what happens when one daughter discovers herself at the precipice between obedience and resistance. This site-specific production weaves together themes of family strength and political power with the true stories of forbidden love under oppressive regimes. Lavender Magazine called the 2011 production, “ingenious and hauntingly evocative.”
Audiences will be invited to move about the space for a brief series of scenes following intermission. Most of the performance is seated. Moving about the space during these scenes is not required, but encouraged, if possible.
CONTENT WARNING: The Ravagers explores complicated themes of manipulation, cults, and political power. The production also contains simulated acts of violence and sex. Recommended for audiences 16+.
The X Lab at Can Can Wonderland is right down the hall from Can Can Wonderland in the basement of the American Can Building. Once you find the entrance to Can Can Wonderland, you'll be directed to the X Lab by a trail of Xs on the floor! Plan a little extra time to find your way (and have a drink at Can Can before the show!) More information about parking, accessibility, and location below.
Full run: February 9 - March 3, 2018
ASL dates: February 23 & March 1, 2018
at The X Lab at Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
The 2018 production of The Ravagers is being reimagined in the warehouse setting of the American Can building and features a cast of 20 including Gracie Anderson, Fernanda Badeo, Emily Carlson, Morgen Chang, David Coral, Lauren Diesch, Peyton Dixon, Matthew Englund, Erin Farsté, Michael Johnson, Laura Leffler, Natavia Lewis, Eric Marinus, Antonia Perez, Eli Purdom, Cameron Reeves, Daniel Sakamoto-Wengel, Courtney Stirn, Patrick Webster, and Nick Wolf.
The production team includes Sonya Berlovitz (costume designer), Jim Eischen (lighting designer), Meghan Gunderson (assistant director), Hannah K. Holman (director), Meredith Kind (fight choreography), Helena Mueller (stage manager/production assistant), Nissa Nordland (sound collaborator), and Abbee Warmboe (set designer).
February 9 at 7:30 PM
February 10 at 7:30 PM
February 11 at 7:30 PM
February 15 at 7:30 PM
February 16 at 7:30 PM
February 17 at 7:30 PM
February 18 at 7:30PM
February 19 at 7:30 PM
February 22 at 7:30 PM
February 23 at 7:30 PM *
February 24 at 7:30 PM
February 25 at 7:30 PM
March 1 at 7:30 PM *
March 2 at 7:30 PM
March 3 at 7:30 PM
* ASL/Deaf Interpretation will be offered at these two performances. Details above.
$15 - $25, pick you own price \ ravagers.brownpapertickets.com
$5 with code ASL
Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available at the door for every performance, only as space allows.
***** Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today! *****
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
ABOUT SAVAGE UMBRELLA:
Savage Umbrella collaboratively creates new works of theater striving to engage artists and audiences in critical conversation. With lust for the uncharted and the unknown; we embrace and dissect the familiar. Savage Umbrella believes that theater is a vehicle for important and complex conversations about who we are, how we are, where we come from, and how we connect with each other. Together is better. Get under the umbrella.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Can Can Wonderland is nestled perfectly between Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood — in the heart of the Creative Enterprise Zone.
Parking galore! There are many parking options available near Can Can Wonderland:
. . . 1. Smokestack parking lot (above ground and below ground through automated door) located right near the entrance of Black Stack Brewery.
. . . 2. Higher Ground parking lot (above ground) - located just north of the smokestack parking lot.
. . . 3. Water tower parking lot (above ground) located just south of Black Stack Brewery/smokestack parking lot on Prior Avenue.
. . . 4. Across the street lot (above ground) located on the east side of Prior Avenue, across the street from the water tower parking lot.
. . . 5. Street parking on Prior Avenue and nearby neighborhoods (watch out for snow emergency parking restrictions when applicable!)
One great place. Three amazing ways in. The building we are in is enormous, and there are three entrances that will get you to our location in the building:
. . . 1. Drive or walk into the smokestack parking lot and park anywhere. Enter through the super-secret red door to the left of BlackStack Brewery. Please note that while this is an ADA entrance for Blackstack Brewery, it is not an ADA entrance for our location. However, there are two more entrances that both ARE ADA accessible;
. . . 2. ADA entrance #1: drive into the smokestack parking lot and pull in to the end of the lot to see the entrance to the underground parking lot on your left. Park anywhere underground, and you can easily access our space.
. . . 3. ADA entrance #2: drive into the water tower parking lot, park anywhere, and enter the building. A short ramp will lead you to a passenger elevator. Take the elevator down one level (to basement level), and follow the winding hallway to our space.
*Please note that Metro Mobility will not fit down the ramp to the underground lot so the Water Tower parking lot is the best option for Metro Mobility.