BNW to Present Spring Reboot of 'A PEDALPUB NAMED DESIRE,' 4/17-6/28

BNW to Present Spring Reboot of 'A PEDALPUB NAMED DESIRE,' 4/17-6/28

The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) is pleased to announce a spring reboot of its current hit winter show. The updated version will be titled "A Pedalpub Named Desire: Love in Minnesota." Previews for the show run April 17-24, with opening night on Friday, April 25. The show runs through June 28. All performances are at the Brave New Workshop Theatre main stage at 824 Hennepin Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for "Pedalpub" are on sale now at (612) 332-6620 or

With spring in the air and summer not far behind, the love bug has hit the cast of the BNW with a double whammy. The ever-innovative theatre company presents "A Pedalpub Named Desire: Love in Minnesota," a seasonal makeover of its popular winter show "A Snowplow Named Desire: Love in Minnesota." "Pedalpub" takes a warmer, sunnier look at love, sex and romance, featuring all of the audience favorites from "Snowplow," along with plenty of new songs and sketches sure to melt even the most frigid Minnesotan.

"A Pedalpub Named Desire" was born out of the Brave New Workshop's unstoppable creativity. Artistic director Caleb McEwen explains, "Since it's such a fun topic, the cast created an enormous amount of great material that just didn't make it into the current show due to running time. Now that the show has been such a huge hit, we decided to release a 'Version 2.0' with all the best sketches from the current show, and some awesome updates for the spring and summer."

"Pedalpub" will feature BNW cast members Lauren Anderson, Matt Erkel, Bobby Gardner, Andy Hilbrands, Tom Reed, Taj Ruler, and Melanie Wehrmacher. The show is directed by Caleb and Katy McEwen. Peter Guertin returns as music director, and Matthew Vichlach will provide technical direction.

The Brave New Workshop has been writing, performing and producing sketch comedy and improvisation since 1958-- longer than any other theatre in the United States. Founded by former circus performer Dudley Riggs and currently owned by husband and wife John Sweeney and Jenni Lilledahl, the BNW has become a legendary comedy institution, where audiences enjoy improv and sketch comedy nearly every night of the week. Alums of the Workshop stage include Louie Anderson, Pat Proft, Al Franken, Tom Davis, Mo Collins ("Mad TV"), Peter MacNichol ("Ally McBeal," "24"), Melissa Peterman ("Reba"), Cedric Yarborough ("Reno 911," "The Boondocks") and Rich Sommer ("Mad Men," "Harvey"). The Brave New Workshop's Creative Outreach business services division trains and entertains Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Hilton/Hampton, General Mills, and Target. Additionally, the Brave New Workshop Student Union boasts the most comprehensive improv training curriculum in the country.

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