You Burn Me PR

If This Be Magic, Let It Be an Art as Lawful as Eating
nimbus presents Shakespeare’s <cite>The Winter’s Tale</cite>, Remade.

August 23, 2006

Saint Paul, MN (August 23, 2006) – William Shakespeare’s classic tragicomedy The Winter’s Tale is reborn as a gripping modern fable about the redeeming power of love and forgiveness in the nimbus original production You Burn Me. Created through an innovative workshop process, the play draws from the poetry of Sappho, the drama of Charles Mee, Hmong folk tales, Vaudeville, and many other sources to create a unique performance filled with music, laughter, sorrow and joy. Two men, both kings of their own domain, risk losing everything they hold dear through the destructive power of their inconsolable rage. The first, Leon, is a Hollywood movie magnate with legion of doting employees, a sweet young daughter, and a beautiful, loving wife named Helen. But Leon’s empire crumbles when he becomes convinced that the unborn child Helen carries is really that of his boyhood friend. The second man, Paul, is a Las Vegas pastor with a burgeoning flock of faithful. He finds his daughter Flora cavorting in a burlesque house and, to his horror, discovers that she has begun a passionate romance with a beguiling female performer. Both men must somehow learn that love can be ruined when possessed and controlled, and how through forgiveness and acceptance, it can be gracefully restored – as if by magic. You Burn Me will be presented September 8th – 24th at the Minneapolis Theater Garage, 711 West Franklin Avenue, in Minneapolis. Friday, September 8th – 8:00 pm Saturday, September 9th – 8:00 pm Sunday, September 10th – 3:00 pm Thursday, September 14th – 8:00 pm Friday, September 15th – 8:00 pm Saturday, September 16th – 8:00 pm Sunday, September 17th – 3:00 pm Monday, September 18th – 8:00 pm Thursday, September 21st – 8:00 pm Friday, September 22nd – 8:00 pm Saturday, September 23rd – 8:00 pm Sunday, September 24th – 3:00 pm Tickets are $10 on Thursdays and Sundays, $14 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $16 for the opening night performance and gala. A special pay-what-you-can performance will be held on Monday, September 18th. Tickets are available by calling nimbus at (651) 229-3122 or online at www.nimbustheatre.com. Cast and crew interviews and preview arrangements can be made by contacting Josh Cragun at (612) 237-9810 or via e-mail at josh@nimbustheatre.com. Above the maddening din of pat answers, advertising chatter, and pop culture jingles, nimbus asks our audiences, collaborators, and conspirators to question ideas, emotions, and easy answers. We present work that entertains, provokes, challenges, and sometimes just plain baffles.