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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


A poet of science, Nikola Tesla’s ideas belonged in the 21st century: neon light, alternating current, wireless power transmission, radio remote control. He designed vacuum tubes, took some of the earliest X-ray photographs, produced artificial lightning. He also dug ditches, feared germs, was fixated on the number three. Friends included Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt, and a pigeon whose name is lost to history. Enemies included Thomas Edison, overweight people and pearls.


Yet he predicted the creation of mobile phones, robotics and the EPA, all while compiling nearly 300 patents and laying the foundation of 21st century infrastructure. To this day, the electrical systems used around the world for generation and transmission of power use his designs. nimbus invites you on a journey exploring the life of this legendary eccentric: a chance to experience a time when electricity was new and a world of possibilities collided in one man: Tesla.


nimbus continues to grow into its new home on Central Avenue. Since moving into the new space, they have presented works by Jean Genet (The Balcony), Joan Didion (The Year of Magical Thinking), Kurt Vonnegut (Happy Birthday, Wanda June) and have created three original productions – The Golden Ass, Babel, and Bohemian Flats.



Written and directed by Josh Cragun

Featuring Heidi Berg, Jesse Corder, Zach Morgan, Nissa Nordland, Brian O’Neal, and Heather Stone

Designed by Ursula K. Bowden, Jacob M. Davis, Mitchell Frazier, Andrea M. Gross, Jenny Moeller, and Liz Neerland



Performances at Nimbus Theatre

1517 Central Ave NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413








nimbus has been producing interesting, experimental, and challenging theatre in the Twin Cities since 2001. Presenting an engaging mix of under-appreciated works by established playwrights, new plays by emerging playwrights, and innovative company-created productions, nimbus asks audiences, collaborators, and conspirators to question ideas, emotions, and easy answers. In February of 2011, they took up residence in their new permanent home at 1517 Central Ave NE.