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Animation from the area's most talented animators. Satire from your favorite actors. Noise from 1776.
nimbus presents a new multimedia experience exploring the American Dream.
February 20, 2007: The American Dream: for more than two hundred years this sacred cliché has attracted the huddled masses, created unprecedented personal wealth and kept treatment centers open for business. <cite>American Noise: The Savage Re-Birth of the American Dream</cite> is an irreverent interactive spectacle that explores how each generation tries to live the dream, live up to the dream or, at the very least, keep the dream on life support while the lawyers battle it out.
Did you ever think you'd come back from your splendid life and find you had no life left?
nimbus presents the regional premier of Edward Albee's award winning play <cite>The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?</cite>
October 21, 2006: On the eve of his 50th birthday, architect Martin Gray has reached a new pinnacle in his life. He’s won the Pritzker Prize. He’s landed a mega-bucks development contract. He’s found new love. So what’s wrong with this picture? Well, the problem with reaching the top is that there’s usually only one direction to go.
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: William Shakespeare’s classic tragicomedy <cite>The Winter’s Tale</cite> is reborn as a gripping modern fable about the redeeming power of love and forgiveness in the nimbus original production <cite>You Burn Me</cite>. 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.
A Season of Premiers
nimbus announces its 2006-2007 season.
August 17, 2006: nimbus, a local theatre group dedicated to producing thought-provoking, artistically challenging contemporary theatre, today formally announced its exciting 2006-2007 season, which will feature four works previously unseen by Twin Cities audiences. The season will begin and end with new adaptations of classic work, and feature a regional premiere of a Tony-Award winning play and a world premier of a new work by a local author in between.
The Raptus Will Set You Free
nimbus closes its 2005-2006 season with Dario Fo’s <cite>Accidental Death of an Anarchist</cite>.
May 3, 2006: When an anarchist accused of bombing a bank “accidentally” falls out of 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.
THE END SHALL JUSTIFY THE MEANNESS
nimbus presents a macabre fairy tale about the unchecked pursuit of power.
January 19, 2006: What happens when a society trades its values for power? When the need to fight an enemy of inhuman brutality causes a man to become more despicable than those he has fought? In savage times such questions must be asked, as they are in Madmen and Specialists by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, presented by nimbus at the Minneapolis Theater Garage.
IT IS GOOD TO USE THE WORD AS A WEAPON
nimbus brings the Revolution and the Resurrection to the Minneapolis Theater Garage.
October 14, 2005: Seeing that workers are on the verge of revolution, two agitators enter a foreign country to sow the seeds of dissent. Caught in the center of the rebellion is a young woman torn between faithfulness to her cause and compassion for her people. This is Propaganda for the Converted, a challenging and provocative original play written by Philadelphia poet and playwright David Spolum and presented by nimbus.
EVERY CITY, EVERY STREET, EVERY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY TO TELL
nimbus' 2005-2006 season opens with Minnehaha Avenue at the Theater Garage.
August 25, 2005: Take a trip down Minnehaha Avenue, a street that, in it’s own diagonal way, has woven itself into the fabric of our lives. An original work crafted from memoirs, 8mm family film footage, diary entries and neighborhood lore, Minnehaha Avenue spins a yarn that spans 4 generations of growing up and growing old in Southern Minneapolis.
A NEW SEASON DAWNS
nimbus announces 2005-2006 season at the Minneapolis Theater Garage
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.
DECENCY, CHARITY AND HIGH EXPLOSIVES
nimbus 2004-2005 season ends with <cite>The Firebugs</cite> at 4th Street Theater
January 20, 2005: This dark comedy explores self-deception and moral flaccidity in the face of impending disaster. In a town wracked by a string of arson attacks, the bourgeois socialites Christian and Babette Betterman allow two shady vagabonds to move into their attic. As it becomes increasingly obvious their guests are really firebugs, the spineless protagonists exhibit a political cluelessness and comic human despair that is strikingly relevant to our times.