The Mail Order Bride

by Charles Mee

Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 West Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

November 2, 2007 - November 18, 2007

In this adaptation of Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, aging, control-obsessed Argan orders a young Asian bride much to the outrage and indignation of his family and friends. But when a handsome young dress-maker arrives on the scene, the bride must choose between loyalty and love, and Argan is forced to learn that love is the opposite of control.

nimbus is proud to present the regional premiere of Charles Mee's The Mail Order Bride, directed by co-Artistic director, Josh Cragun. True to Mee's "collage theater" stylings, this farce is a 2 ½ ring circus of Tai Chi exercises, nunchuck demonstrations, urban dance numbers and even a singing castrato. Along the way, both sincere and satiric observations are made about marriage, race, love and Gnarls Barkley.

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Dramatis Personae

Directory Josh Cragun
Stage Manager Andrea Krist
Costume Design Deanne McDonald
Lighting Design Mitchell Frazier
Set Design Ursula K. Bowden
Musical Director Gail Ottmar
Angie Kari Hammer
Tina Megan Engeseth
Susanne Shannon Jankowski
June Rose Le Tran
Cleante Brian O'Neal
Vladimir Brian O'Neal
Fed Ernest Briggs