Emerald PR

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.

Hot off last year's Seattle premiere, Emerald and the Love Song of the Dead Fishermen is a modern maritime odyssey combining mythology, music, and poetry with a modern take on those who make their lives from the sea. Directed by co-Artistic Director Liz Neerland, the ensemble cast of nimbus regulars and newcomers create a multi-layered production full of whimsy, sea chanteys, old superstition, mermaids and even a lovelorn lumberjack.

Emerald and the Love Song of the Dead Fishermen will be presented May 21st through June 13th at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage, 711 W. Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis.

Friday, May 21st - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 22nd - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 23rd - 3:00 pm
Friday, May 28th - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 29th - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 30th - 3:00 pm
Thursday, June 3rd - 8:00 pm
Friday, June 4th- 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 5th - 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 6th - 3:00 pm
Monday, June 7th - 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 10th - 8:00 pm
Friday, June 11th- 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 12th - 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 13th - 3:00 pm

Tickets are $10 on Thursdays and Sundays, $15 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $18 for the opening night performance and gala. A special pay-what-you-can performance will be held on Monday, June 7. Join us after the Sunday, May 30 performance for a BBQ in the parking lot! 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.

nimbus has been producing bold, challenging and just plain odd theatre in the Twin Cities since 2001. In that time, we have entertained and baffled thousands of Twin Citians with an engaging mix of under-appreciated works by established playwrights, new plays by emerging playwrights and innovative company-created productions. We're dedicated to creating theatre that crosses
boundaries, promotes imagination, and creates new conversations.