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Open Eye Figure Theatre Presents

SWEET SONGS AND FLYING OBJECTS

June 22 - July 21, 2018


Join us for three weekends of eclectic object and figure work, live music, and cocktails in the garden. Come see inspired madness in the theater, then party on our patio! A different line-up each weekend!
 

June 22 - 23 Line-up

SHE TOOK TO THE SEA
By Chelsea Masteller Warren
Creative collaborators: ABC Collaborations, Chelsea M. Warren, Ann Boyd, and Brett Masteller with Josephine Everett

From the depths of her bathtub, a woman on the edge of elderhood recounts a life she sees largely as a failure. In her journey as an OceAviator all she did was come eye to eye with octopi, stand in the belly of a whale, fly into unknown depths to the songs of the sea in search of what she never found...or did she?

RUDE LOVE AND WONDER DOLLS
With "man in a Movie: Art World Part 1"
By Stacey Davidson
Creative collaborators: A narrator (TBD)

Stacey Davidson, a painter who makes dolls, former Minnesotan and now a Southerner, will attempt to place before you the White Lie, the Innocence which Constitutes the Crime. Also, her stop-motion animation man in a Movie: Art World Part 1, will make its Minnesota debut, in which man (the doll) takes off his clothes only to face the retail realities of the Art World (bring your Kleenex!).

 
July 6 - 7 Line-up

MIGRACIONES
By Paradox Teatro - Sofia Padilla (Mexico City), Davey T Steinman (Pittsburgh), and Kalen Keir (Minneapolis)

In light of expanding border walls around the globe, MIGRACIONES follows the voyage of refugees as they travel on legs, wings, and dreams in search of a new home. Paradox Teatro is a collaboration between artists from México and the United States, communicating across cultures through puppetry, shadows, and music in English and Spanish.

SHORT STORIES IN MINIATURE
Solo Show by Liz Howls

Liz Howls performs 3 short fables for all ages (that’s you too mom and dad!). Using miniature handmade puppets and her odd yet silly sense of humor, she makes the whole family laugh. This show is fun and sentimental and reminds us of ancient lessons that we can still apply today. Guess along, clap along, sing along, and laugh along with SHORT STORIES IN MINIATURE.
 

JULY 20-21

SEARCH AND DESTROY
By Steve Ackerman

Ackerman is back with another surprise — will it be motorcycles or tornadoes or unseasonal snowstorms in July? Chaos and hilarity will be sure to reign.

THE STARS BEGAN TO BURN
By Alison Tobi Daniels
Creative collaborators: Tobi J Daniel and Olli Johnson

With a deep spirit of wonder we take you on a journey of a tiny man in a world of ever shifting reality and perspective. A tale as deep as heartwood and as light as an elephant made of cloud. Pin your heart to your sleeve, close your eyes and take a leap.

Tickets
$15 —  General Admission
$12  —  Students/Seniors
A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online. Pay as able at the door.
View our ticketing policy

Performance Schedule
June 22, 7:30pm
June 23, 7:30pm
July 6, 7:30pm
July 7, 7:30pm
July 20, 7:30pm
July 21, 7:30pm

Accessibility
Contact Open Eye at audienceservices@openeyetheatre.org or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information, including ASL reservation.

Construction
Please be aware that ongoing construction on 35W and surrounding streets and bridges will affect your route to Open Eye. Please allow extra time getting to the theatre. We recommend using map apps to navigate to the theatre, following posted detour signs, and consulting MNDOT for current projects at dot.state.mn.us/35w94.