Jay Owen Eisenberg Presents


December 15 - 23, 2017

Created and Performed by Jay Owen Eisenberg
Directed by Katherine Pardue
Sound Design by Dan Dukich
Lighting Design by Katie Deutsch
Stage Managed by Brian Hirt

The rock cycle, as we know it, takes a long time. A really, really long time. None of us will live to see a single, complete rock cycle, unless we’re planning on sticking around for hundreds of thousands of years. But somewhere in Minnesota, an intrepid geologist has been subjecting himself to hours of isolation, rigorous calisthenics, and countless cups of coffee with one idea in mind: it is possible to speed up the rock cycle.


And he’s going to be the one to do it.

His research methods might be unconventional, but he’s so close to his breakthrough that he can almost taste it. Sometimes literally.

BIG OLD ROCK is inspired by greater Minnesota’s rich geological history, the formation of transgender identity and community in the Twin Cities, and a little bit of actual science.

Jay Eisenberg is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

$15 General
$10 Student
A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online. Pay as able at the door.
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Performance Schedule
December 15, 7:30pm Opening
December 16, 7:30pm
December 17, 4pm
December 18, 7:30PM Industry Night
December 20, 7:30pm
December 21, 7:30pm
December 22, 7:30pm
December 23, 7:30pm

Run time: 70 min. 
Recommended for all ages.

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