Northfield Artists Storm the Twin Cities

I met with Bob Gregory-Bjorklund on Friday, to discuss Third Thursday programming at the Grand, and he tipped me off to some Northfielders participating in the Fringe Festival. It was exciting to hear about local artists taking the stage on a regional level.

No doubt their efforts will contribute to Northfield’s reputation as an Art Town.

He sent me more details later. I share them (without editing) below:

(So, after checking out all the offerings of ArtSwirl, consider catching some of what might be described as “Northfielders Do the Bryant Lake Bowl”…)

Northfield joins the Minnesota Fringe Festival with:

Hot Springs, Cold Sex . . Good God!

In and out of water, bodies, bed: Will three women bare it all? Is it breaking and entering if you leave your body behind? If Barbie is 50, do the parts still work?

Four Northfield playwrights present three short plays.

Created by Susan Dunhaupt, Ann Gregory, Christine Kallman, and Marc Robinson
at Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 Lake St. W., Minneapolis, Thursday 8/3 at 6:00 PM, Saturday 8/5 at 12:00 PM, Monday 8/7 at 8:00 PM, Tuesday 8/8 at 8:00 PM, and Wednesday 8/9 at 10:00 PM.

Get a load of this line-up:

The Bath by Susan Dunhaupt and Christine Kallman. Three female relatives (played by Patsy Dew, Marion Hvistendahl, and Una Tilson) struggle to find themselves and understand each other in the thermal hot springs of an Alaskan bath.

Let’s Get Metaphysical by Marc Robinson. The daily news sends one unemployed college graduate off the deep end and out of his body. Where some roommates leave their socks around the apartment, this one leaves his body. Paige Becker, Mike Pender, Nick Sahli and Andy Thompson.

Barbie and Ken: Sex After 50? by Ann Gregory. Join Barbie and Ken in their middle-aged quest to find out if love is still a many splendored thing. Directed by Bob Gregory-Bjorklund. Cast: Brendon Etter, Ann Gregory, Pauline Jennings, Cindy Robinson, and Christina Schwietz. Sound recorded by Dominic Fucci.

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