The picnic operetta will take it’s final bow this Saturday, October 17th at the Mill City Farmers’ Market (in the shadow of the Guthrie Theatre, stepping distance from the Mississippi River)
Thanks for your support of the Orpheus and Eurydice: A Picnic Operetta!
We have wrapped up our community garden tour, and we are planting
seeds for next season! Please let us know if you’d like to be
We will be closing the curtain on Orpheus and Eurydice with an
informal performance at the Mill City Farmer’s Market at 11:30.
We’ll be in the train station, near the food demo area).
We’ll be serving a few small courses and dishing up some musical
delights with Roland Hawkins II, Meredith Cain-Nielsen and others from
our fabulous company. As usual the food will be prepared by Nick
Schneider of Cafe Brenda. Tell your friends and come say hello!
(you can also see a food demo by Tim McKee and dance with the Wild
Goose Chase Cloggers)
This opera was the project of a small, emerging performance company,
Mixed Precipitation. Our mission is to explore text, space and
dramatic form. With this project we sought to bring ancient myth and
a cornucopia of musical styles to bring classical traditions to the
dirt and grim and sweat of urban farms and gardens.
We hope that “picnic operetta” created opportunities for music to come
alive in beautiful natural settings, we hope that these important
gardens and sites of urban agriculture can grow relationships and
stories as well as flowers and vegetables.
(if you have pictures from a performance, I would love to share them
with the cast)
For directions to the Mill City Farmers’ Market, check their web-site.
–Scotty Reynolds (for all)