2005-2006 Season PR

A NEW SEASON DAWNS
nimbus announces 2005-2006 season at the Minneapolis Theater Garage

August 17, 2005

Saint Paul, MN (August 17, 2005) – nimbus, the nomadic Twin Cities theater company known for producing innovative and expirimental work, has settled down: at least for a year. The company has booked time for all four of the plays in its coming season at the Minneapolis Theater Garage, on the corner of Lydale and Franklin Avenues in Minneapolis. The exciting new season features three new works, including the season opener Minnehaha Avenue, conceived and directed by nimbus Artistic Director Liz Neerland. Minnehaha Avenue examines the nature of experiencing time and place by examining the stories of four generations growing up and growing old in Minneapolis. This exciting workshopped production will open September 9th and close September 25th. In October, nimbus brings another new and innovative piece of theater to the Twin Cities when it presents Propaganda for the Converted by Philadelphia playwright David Spolum and directed by nimbus Artistic Director Josh Cragun. Propaganda for the Converted combines texts by Bertolt Brecht and TS Eliot to explore the role of the individual versus the power of the collective. Propaganda for the Converted will open October 27th and run through November 20th. In Febuary, nimbus will produce Madmen and Specialists, by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. This bizare tale of cults and cannibalism is a parable about the dangers of the abandonment of work that helps others for the persuit of power. Madmen and the Specialists will be directed by Josh Cragun and will run from February 24th through March 12th. A new collaborative work entitled TV Men will conclude nimbus' 2005-2006 season. TV makes people larger. Before this age of mass-media, however, there were large people. TV Men will examine history through the lens of a TV camera, mixing Oprah with Thucydides and John Stewart with the Marquis de Sade. TV Men will run June 2nd through June 18th. More information on each of these productions is available on our website, www.nimbustheatre.com. Artwork and cast a crew interviews are available by contacting nimbus Artistic Director Josh Cragun at 612-237-9810. nimbus has been producing interesting, experimental, and challenging theatre in the Twin Cities since 2001. We strive to present an engaging mix of under-appreciated works by established playwrights, new plays by emerging playwrights and innovative company-created productions.