Isabella Dawis as Edith. Photo by Michal Daniel.
It has been an amazing adventure, but this day had to arrive: the final opening night in the Rolling World Premiere of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them is being presented by Mu Performing Arts at Mixed Blood in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This plucky bunch of kids (by which I mean the actors, not the characters, natch) have been working their bums off, and after an awesome preview last night I know you’re going to love what you see if you join us tonight.
City Pages has given us this lovely bit of advanced press. And, if you’re still not convinced, tune in to All Things Considered on NPR from 4 – 7 EST (3 – 6 CST) to hear a piece by Elizabeth Blair on Edith at the Humana Festival and across America, which will include interviews of May Adrales and me, plus scenes performed by the Humana cast (Teresa Avia Lim, Jon Norman Schneider, and Cory Michael Smith). You can stream the show live online here.
Matthew Cerar as Benji and Alex Galick as Kenny. Photo by Michal Daniel.
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them
by A. Rey Pamatmat
directed by Randy Reyes
starring Matthew Cerar, Isabella Dawis, and Alex Galick
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Three kids — Kenny (Alex Galick), his sister Edith (Isabella Dawis), and their friend Benji (Matthew Cerar) — are all but abandoned on a farm in remote Middle America. With little adult supervision, they feed and care for each other, making up the rules as they go. But when Kenny’s relationship with Benji becomes more than friendship, and Edith shoots something she really shouldn’t shoot, the formerly indifferent outside world comes barging in whether they want it to or not.
Contains strong language and sexual content. Recommended for ages 13+.
Special programs and events for Edith include:
• Sunday, March 18 – 2:00 pm performance will be ASL interpreted and Audio-Described. Special discounts available for patrons utilizing ADA services. Contact the Mixed Blood Theatre Box office for details. 612-338-6131
• Lavender Magazine’s “Night at the Theater”– March 22 at 7:30 pm. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided beginning at 6:30 pm in the Mixed Blood Theatre lobby.
• Post-show discussions will be held after the 2:00 pm performances on Sunday afternoons March 18 and 25.