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Answers are impossible to pin down, but the struggle to find them makes for a fascinating journey.
Answers are impossible to pin down, but the struggle to find them makes for a fascinating journey.
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SHOW SYNOPSIS

Can the Pakistani engineer accused of terrorist ties convince you he’s innocent? Will you drink the Elixir of Enlightenment offered by Loreleii’s radical free-market Leader? Is the Iraq vet suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or completely insane? And did that poet make the whole show up or is she just a creation herself?

A series of character monologues, spoken word, dance, and live music explore faith, ideology, and loss of certainty in contemporary America. Answers are impossible to pin down, but the struggle to find them makes for a fascinating journey.

WHEN & WHERE

Venue: Bryant-Lake Bowl (Minneapolis, MN)

Dates: Thursday Nov. 3rd, Thursday Nov. 10, Thursday, Nov. 17. Doors at 6, Show at 7pm.

WHO 

Written and directed by: Jeff Nichols
Musical Direction/piano/voice: Karen Elaine Massey
Lighting Design: Miles Bard

Ahmed Kahlil Khan: Lijesh Krishnan
The Initiated One: Alex Cotant
Alex Dobson: Christian DeMarais
The Author: Aly Westberg

COMPANY

Ghostbridge Theatre is a new Minneapolis-based company dedicated to the performance of original work. Challenging audiences to transcend societal, personal, and spiritual boundaries, we illuminate connections and obscure certainties. Creating landscapes of imagination, our work utilizes ambiguity to empower audiences to make their own personal decisions – sparking debate and revealing the validity of multiple perspectives. www.ghostbridgetheatre.org

JEFF NICHOLS - Artistic Director

Jeff’s performing roles have included actor, singer, and trumpet player. He co-founded the Minneapolis bands Black Market Traders, sunyata, and Dance of Glass, and spent time with the Fresh Squeez collective.

Following the production of his solo show Ask the Question at the Marsh in San Francisco, he earned his MFA in Theater from Southern Illinois University, specializing in playwriting. His plays Drowning and Everywhere You Look were invited productions at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and Red Delicious was a co-finalist in the one-act competition there.

He is the proud best friend of a pug named Ravi.

KAREN ELAINE MASSEY - Artistic Associate

Karen is an actress, singer, and musician originally from rural northeast Texas. She studied music and theatre at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan followed by a BA in Music with a Theatre minor from Centenary College of Louisiana.

Her education culminated in a Master of Music in Opera and Musical Theatre from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She has most recently performed in musical theatre and touring children’s theatre with Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre as well as Theatre IV, both out of Virginia. While with these companies, she served as Company Manager for BRDT and Road Manager for Theatre IV.

Favorite credits include: Yum-Yum (The Mikado); Alice (Alice in Wonderland); and Jenny (Company).

HERE IS WHERE YOU COME IN!

We cannot succeed in this Kickstarter project without your help. We want this to be a great first production and introduction into the Minneapolis theatre community. Because we are a new company, we are including some of the startup costs for the publicity and marketing of the company - such as website and logo - in this project. For this first show, "Ask the Question," we need financial support to help pay our actors and lighting designer and for publicity for the show including ads, publicity postcards, and programs. These things will all come together to help this show reach its highest potential and be a success! Any extra money we make from Kickstarter, as well as the profit that we make from the show, will go directly back into the company and used to aid in future artistic endeavors. Please support Ghostbridge Theatre and help us succeed from the start! Thank you!

**Kickstarter works on an all or nothing system. So, what this means is that if we don't reach our specified goal within the specified amount of time, we don't receive any of the funding that has already been donated. It's very important that if you feel inclined to donate and you are able to do so, that you do it right away. So many projects on Kickstarter go above and beyond their goals; if we've already reached our goal, and you'd still like to donate, go ahead! All of the money will be used for the advancement and good of art!

Again, thank you!!

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Funding period

- (30 days)