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ThinkSelf Presents

WELCOME TO HELL

June 7 - 10, 2018

Written by Janet Preus
With prose poems by Jane Sanderson and contributions by Josh Will
Directed by Scotty Reynolds
Featuring Canae Weiss, Shawn Vriezen, Erin Gardner, James Gardner, Sarah Houge, Patty Gordon

Showcasing an innovative cast of talented deaf and hearing actors, WELCOME TO HELL spins a surreal tale of a couple waging an endless battle with language and emotion as their weapons … until one of them becomes determined to break the cycle.

This new play by Minneapolis playwright Janet Preus cleverly shifts between absurd comedy and chilling drama, immersing the audience in the rollercoaster of emotions often experienced in an abusive relationship. Produced by ThinkSelf and directed by Scotty Reynolds, this production is designed to be fully accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences and is co-performed in American Sign Language and spoken English.

Interpreters will be provided upon request for DeafBlind patrons. WELCOME TO HELL features Canae Weiss and Erin Gardner co-playing “She,” with Shawn Vriezen and James Gardner co-playing “He.” These four actors also play all the Voices, presented as audio and video recordings. The role of the Telephone Voice, also audio/video recorded, is co-played by Sarah Houge and Patty Gordon.

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Tickets
$20 — General Admission
$10 — Economic Accessibility
Pay as able at the door
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$10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online. Pay as able at the door.
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Performance Schedule
June 7, 7pm
June 8, 7pm
June 9, 7pm
June 10, 3pm

Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Accessibility
This production is designed to be fully accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences and is co-performed in American Sign Language and spoken English. To request Pro-Tactile ASL interpreting or other accommodations, contact Steph Ritenour at steph@thinkself.org or VP 612-284-7138.

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.