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“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.”
nimbus presents the 10th show in their new performance space, an original workshopped production: "Tesla"
April 29, 2013: nimbus presents "Tesla," written and directed by Josh Cragun. Opening May 11 and performing through June 9, 2013.
nimbus to present a neglected piece of Minneapolis history
nimbus presents Bohemian Flats, written and directed by Liz Neerland, playing March 16 - April 7, 2013
February 28, 2013: Minneapolis in 1869 was already a fast growing metropolis. In ten years, the population grew from 40,000 to more than 200,000 people. The huge ﬂour mills stood at the center of it all, driven by the energy of the river and St. Anthony Falls, but all manner of commerce and industry was beginning to thrive, and with it came the opportunity for work, the opportunity for a new life in America. Using mud scooped from the river itself, immigrants from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Ireland and elsewhere built houses at the river’s edge, and staked a claim right at the center of it all.
More fun than staring at cows.
nimbus to stage "The Cripple of Inishmaan"
November 19, 2012: nimbus presents "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Kari Hammer, opening December 1 and performing through December 16, 2012.
Hero returns home. Now what?
nimbus presents "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Directed by Josh Cragun, opening October 6 and performing through October 28.
September 20, 2012: First produced in 1971, "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" is Vonnegut’s wry and provocative retelling of the epic tale of Ulysses. Set in America in the 1970's, the story centers around Harold Ryan, an Ernest Hemmingway type 'man’s man' with a house full of hunting trophies and a lust for adventure. He has been missing for eight years after setting out to find diamonds in the jungle. Penelope is his third wife, and was only eighteen years old when they married. She and young son Paul have tried to adjust to life without Harold, while two suitors, a conservative wrestler-turned-vacuum-cleaner-salesman and a peacenik doctor, have been vying for Penelope’s affections. Harold’s return forces a number of confrontations, and not all the reunions are welcome. The Wanda June of the title is a little girl who was killed by an ice cream truck, and now lives in heaven where she comments on the action and plays shuffleboard with (among others) Jesus, Hitler and Judas Iscariot. Her birthday cake, which was never claimed, is bought by one of the suitors as part of an ill-conceived plan to commemorate Harold’s birthday in absentia.
Before Shakespeare’s Bottom, there was...The Golden Ass.
nimbus invites you to experience transformation - the hard way. As Lucius learns, you hear a lot with long ass ears.
April 10, 2012: The Golden Ass weaves together a deliciously ribald collection of stories at the expense of the unfortunate Lucius, who dabbled in witchcraft and experienced transformation the hard way.
The Words Will Show Us the Way
nimbus presents Babel, a new play written and directed by Josh Cragun, running March 3-25, 2012.
February 14, 2012: An infinite library, tended by a reclusive order of librarians. Since the biblical tower fell, they have labored to rediscover lost secrets. One man searches for the key to the greatest secret of all. Written and Directed by Josh Cragun, Babel imagines the story of the brilliant architect of the biblical tower that would reach to heaven.
What is it in us that lies, murders, steals?
nimbus presents Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck
November 5, 2011: nimbus continues its first full season in its new permanent home with a searing tale of paranoia, jealousy, and institutionalization in Georg Buchner’s play Woyzeck, opening December 2, 2011, and running through December 17, 2011.
The Raptus Will Set you Free
Nimbus Opens its First Full Season in New Theater With Dario Fo Masterpiece
September 18, 2011: When an anarchist accused of bombing a bank "accidentally" falls out a fourth floor window, the police are quick to cover their tracks. But the arrival of a maniac in disguise and a shrewd reporter soon have the authorities scrambling to retract their amendments and amend their retractions.
History Was Lived So That a Glorious Page Might Be Written, Then Read.
Nimbus Inaugurates New Theater with Genet's The Balcony
February 19, 2011: nimbus will christen their new permanent home on Central Avenue with a production of Jean Genet's The Balcony, considered one of the colorful and controversial French dramatist's masterworks. The production opens February 11th, and performs through March 6th, 2011. Winner of an Obie Award in 1960, this provocative and complex piece will be directed by nimbus Artistic Director Josh Cragun.
We have the ocean all the other days, let the dead have this one.
nimbus is proud to present the Twin Cities premiere of Emerald and the Love Song of the Dead Fishermen, directed by nimbus co-Artistic Director Liz Neerland.
April 27, 2010: Emerald's father, a fisherman, was lost at sea the night she was born. Now, on the eve of her 25th birthday, Emerald learns of the Day of the Dead Fishermen - a time when the dead awake from their slumber for one day only. Emerald is determined to travel to the mysterious island where the dead walk, even though to do so means certain death. Joined by barista-in-crime Jason and an unlikely boat captain, they face many foes - on land and at sea - in their quest to reunite Emerald with her father.