Gadfly Theatre Productions' Final Frontier Festival to Run 6/13-22
SIX Sci-Fi and Fantasy one-act plays that fit Gadfly Theatre Productions' queer and feminist mission take over Nimbus Theatre this June! Going where few LGBQTIA* and feminist artists have gone before, The Final Frontier Festival takes recent conversations about the way marginalized people are treated in geek culture and puts a progressive but still wildly entertaining response on stage. The six shows featured are:
Who Killed Captain Kirk? by Paco Madden; a murder mystery set at a Star Trek convention.
A play about a nearly perfectly designed fembot becoming self aware entitled The Wolves Above by Alyssa Zaczek.
Love Bot by local playwright Matthew A. Everett, in which a gay and a lesbian astronaut are charged with repopulating the world.
A one-woman show about returning home chock full of magical realism and steeped in Christian mythology called Honest to God by J.C. Pankratz.
Falling Awake by Alexis Scheer, where the characters are grappling with grief in a way that transcends space and time.
A hilarious and spot-on takedown of platonic ideals and various geek mythologies--the show is Gargle McFury Slays Gender Essentialism by Alex Reed.
The Final Frontier Festival is broken into two sets that run in repertory June 13th-22nd at Nimbus Theatre in Northeast Minneapolis.
Featuring the work of over 30 queer, feminist, and allied directors, playwrights, actors, and technicians, Gadfly's dedication to inclusive and relatable--or "uniquely universal" work continues with this festival. While set in other worlds, laced with magic, or taking place far, far in the future, these six shows still contain characters and materials our regular audience will love--namely likeable queer and feminist characters and messaging that is progressive, PLUS a fun exploration of the growing crossover between geek, queer, and feminist cultures.
Gadfly Theatre Productions hosts a FREE salon for the public for each of it's productions. This one will be held at Boneshaker Books on Wednesday, June 4th at 6:00 P.M. This event is free, features complimentary refreshments from local vendors, guest speakers,, and face time with Gadfly artists and company members themselves.
Tickets to The Final Frontier Festival are $15 per show, $20 per night, or $40 for the Festival. Sliding scale starting at $15 per night is available at the door only, and the festival features four Pay-What-You-Can performances where advance purchase through Brown Paper Tickets will be possible in $5 increments. Tickets are available here. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more ticket information.
Friday, June 13th at 7:30 pm*
Saturday, June 14th at 7:30 pm+
Sunday, June 15th at 3:00 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance)
Monday, June 16th at 7:30 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance)
Thursday, June 19th at 7:30 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance
Friday, June 20th at 7:30 pm*
Saturday, June 21st at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 22nd at 3:00 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance)
*Friday nights feature a post-show discussion with the cast & Gadfly company members
+Saturday night of opening weekend features an opening weekend party at the venue FREE for audiences and artists alike.