Theoroi Schedule of Events 2019-2020
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Thursday, September 12
Theoroi Kick-off Event at Landmark Center, St. Paul
6pm – 8pm
Thursday, October 10
Penumbra Theatre presents Pipeline
Omari is caught between two worlds – raised in the city, he attends a private college preparatory school upstate, far from his roots and his family. After a run in with a white teacher, the halls of his elite school turn out to be as unsafe as the city’s streets. Pipeline is the searing story of a mother trying to protect her young son from a world that can’t see the little boy she loves.
Friday, November 1
Schubert Club Mix presents the Danish String Quartet at American Swedish Institute
Schubert Club’s Featured Ensemble for the 2019-2020 Season, the Danish String Quartet, will perform selections from their acclaimed Scandinavian Folk album “Last Leaf” at the American Swedish Institute as part of Schubert Club Mix. The quartet is known as one of the greatest string quartets touring the world, performing classical, contemporary, and Scandinavian folk music with passion and precision.
Friday, December 6
Happy hour at Waldmann Brewing
Located in St. Paul, the building that houses Waldmann was constructed in 1857, and is the oldest surviving commercial building in Minnesota. True to the traditions of its original function as German lager saloon, Waldmann now serves beer and hearty food in a cozy building with wood stoves, whale oil lamps, and a number of period maps and other memorabilia.
Saturday, January 25,
Mark Morris Dance presents Pepperland, Northrop Auditorium
Created for the City of Liverpool to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pepperland is a joyous display of Mark Morris’ choreographic wit and musicality. This is definitely the “can’t miss” dance event of the season at Northrop, and is sure to please lovers of contemporary dance and music buffs alike.
Thursday, February 20, Social event TBD
We will do something fun as a group! Details TBA
Saturday, March 21
Minnesota Opera’s Edward Tulane, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Based on the best-seller by local author Kate DiCamillo, Edward Tulane is the story of a toy rabbit whose world is upturned when he is separated from his loving family. This elegant and whimsical Minnesota original features music by Paola Prestini, and libretto by Minnesota Opera favorite Mark Campbell, whose other works include Silent Night and The Shining.
April, date TBD (mid-month)
Park Square Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of a powerful new musical with a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In The Heights). When a whip-smart, deeply imaginative teenager agrees to take a road trip with her estranged, undocumented, free-spirited Latina mother, neither could imagine where it will take them. We are coordinating with Park Square’s “Pregame the Play” event, which has yet to lock down dates.
Thursday, May 7
BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) at Cedar Cultural Center (a co-presentation with the Walker)
This tsunami of sound and soul from Soweto has blown away audiences around the world since they formed in 2016. BBC Radio raves, “BCUC will come correct with their energetic, unique and magic formula; the voices of their ancestors, mixed with funk, punk-rock vibrations, hip-hop, Fela-inflections and much more in between.”
Week of June 1, exact date TBA
BRKFST Dance Company at The Southern
BRKFST Dance Company is comprised of six dynamic performers, each with distinct backgrounds and specialties. As a collective, BRKFST members converge to create collaborative dance works by teasing the edges of breakin’, martial arts, burlesque, and contemporary dance vernacular, bringing the many voices and backgrounds of the dancers into a new movement expression.
Sunday, June 21
Season Closing Party, details TBD