Brave New Workshop to Present WOLF OF WALMART, Begin. 7/2

Brave New Workshop to Present WOLF OF WALMART, Begin. 7/2

The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) is pleased to announce the title and cast of its fall show, "The Wolf of Walmart." Previews for the show run July 2 - 10, with opening night on Friday, July 11. "The Wolf of Walmart" runs through November 1. All performances are at the Brave New Workshop Theatre main stage at 824 Hennepin Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for "The Wolf of Walmart" are on sale now at (612) 332-6620 or

Never content to follow the pack, the cast of "The Wolf of Walmart" shows its cunning as it hunts down humor in all areas of pop culture, politics, and everyday life, mining it for this all-new collection of sketches and songs. "The Wolf of Walmart" brilliantly showcases the high-risk, high-reward approach to satire that has made BNW famous.

In contrast to other recent BNW shows, "The Wolf of Walmart" will not limit itself to a particular theme. "This show will be a sampler platter of what's crazy in America," says BNW artistic director Caleb McEwen. "No one can agree on the cause, but everyone can agree that things have gotten weird."

"The Wolf of Walmart" will feature BNW cast members Lauren Anderson, Matt Erkel, Bobby Gardner, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler. 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 ("Parks and Rec," "Arrested Development," "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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