Pequana Playhouse planning two productions for November

By Vicki Morrison Goble President

“I always try to act normal but my normal isn’t normal.”
Mixed Blood Theatre of Minneapolis is bringing its production of Theory of Mind to the Lake of the Woods School Auditorium on Friday, November 2, at 7:00 pm. This sensitive yet unsentimental story presents a portrait of a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Bill is a college-bound seventeen year-old, equipped with scholastic brilliance but low emotional intelligence; a keen self-awareness yet, an inability to read social cues, and a charming directness yet prone to taking everything he hears literally. His outing with a young woman becomes a memorable, insightful look at the tugs, shifts, and about-faces found on the autism spectrum.
Theory of Mind is written by Ken LaZebnik, a veteran Mixed Blood company member whose other writing credits include Touched by an Angel and the Mixed Blood-produced plays Calvinisms, League of Nations, Vestibular Sense, and On The Sprectrum, the latter two also autism-themed.
First toured by Mixed Blood in 2009, Theory of Mind again features Skyler Nowinski as Bill in a cast that also includes Thallis Santesteban and Warren C. Bowles. The production is again staged by Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler.
The show is one of four culturally-specific productions toured this season by Mixed Blood, a professional, multi-racial theatre company based in Minneapolis that promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence. The other touring productions include the Martin Luther King biography Dr. King’s Dream; Daughters of Africa, a music-driven history of African American women; and African America, a look at the modern African diaspora in Minnesota. African America will be coming to Baudette in 2013.
Theory of Mind begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 2 at the school auditorium in Baudette. Tickets for the play are available at the door.
Pequana Playhouse’s activities are funded in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008.
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
The Foreigner
Pequana Playhouse proudly presents The Foreigner, a two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue.
Pequana will present this as a dinner theater at Lake of the Woods School in Baudette on Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10 (dining at 6:00 PM, play at 7:00 PM) and Sunday, November 11 (dining at 1:00 PM, play at 2:00 PM).
Please join us for food, farce and fun! This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.