Stages Theatre Company presents Stone Soup

Stone Soup

Apr 21 – May 21, 2017  •  ALL AGES  •  World Premiere

Script & Lyrics by Jeannine Coulombe, Music by Michael Gruber

An original musical adaptation based on the European folktale.

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Stone Soup - Apr 21 - May 21, 2017

The classic folktale of the feared strangers who inspire a whole community through the use of one little stone charms its way onto our main stage this spring in a world premiere musical. When war-weary foreigners arrive in the village square, fear and suspicion reign. But as the outsiders start to make soup out of a stone, each of the locals is prompted to contribute to the ever-growing, communal meal. Come share this ageless story with us as it serves up a delightfully poignant reminder that community is built one ingredient at a time.

MUSICAL   |   RUNNING TIME: TBA

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

  • Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm – Pay What You Can performance
  • Saturday, April 29 at 1 pm Captioned performance
  • Saturday, May 6 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Wednesday, May 10 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Saturday, May 13 at 1 pm – ASL & Audio Described performance

 

This production is sponsored byStages Theatre Company's 2017/2018 Season Sponsor JERRY'S FOODS

Illustrations © 1998 by Susan Gaber. Published 1998 by August House LittleFolk. Used by permission of August House LittleFolk. All rights reserved.
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In an effort to build a feast for the whole community, we invite you to bring a non-perishable food or non food item for our community to the performance of Stone Soup you are attending.

 

All donations will be collected in the theatre during the performance. In addition, monetary donations for ICA can be made at the Box Office.

ALL DONATIONS BENEFIT OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED THROUGH ICA FOOD SHELF! ICA Food Shelf provides food, job coach support, and resources to our neighbords in need in Hopkins, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Deephaven, Greenwood, Shorewood and Woodland.

 

CAST

in Alphabetical Order

CAST

in Alphabetical Order

NOVUS – Akinbemi Hernández Abreu
PINTER – Celia Birgy
FIRST JOB IN THE ARTS INTERN – Rose Birgy
LECTOR – Taylor Breimhorst
NATI – Eli Cambridge
LAYERS – Lucy Daniels
PRIND – Lynnea Doublette
APURI – Hailey  Felt
TORUN – Clea Gaïtas Sur
ANTIGO – Reginald D Haney
WHEELS – Katie Johnson
JOKER – Avital Keeley
DECKS – Sayer Keeley
CHAPEAU – Hannah Paulsen
JIDU – Bruce Rowan
AXEL – Lucas Schutz
JOVANA – Giada Strom
TRUCKS – Tiahna Wolfe-Shields


CREATIVE TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett
DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson
CHOREOGRAPHER – Dorian Brooke
MUSIC DIRECTOR – Sarah Hohenstein Burk
RESIDENT COSTUMER – Josette Elstad
SET DESIGNER – Tiffany Fier
COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Samantha Fromm Haddow
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Gretchen Katt
LIGHTING  DESIGNER – Mike Kittel
SOUND DESIGNER – Alan Pagel

 

JeannineBio for JEANNINE COULOMBE (SCRIPT & LYRICS) – Jeannine Coulombe is a Minnesota native, playwright and theatre artist. Her original full-length plays include Homegrown, The Mill, Hummingbirds, The Vacant Lot, Planting Shelly Anne, The Road to Santiago and Broken Peaces. She has also written numerous shorter works, including Special Talents, Picture.Cigarette. Rose Beds, Mike and Ned, With A Baby Carriage, and Fish. Her adaptations of children’s literature include Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky (both based on books by Grace Lin), Zen Shorts and Zen Ties (based on books by Jon J. Muth) and One Dog Canoe and I Love You, Stinky Face, both musical adaptations in which she wrote both the book and lyrics. Her plays have been seen at Upright Citizens Brigade, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Manhattan Repertory, Producer’s Theatre, Stage Left, History Theatre, Stages Theatre Company, Synchronicity Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, Harwich Junior Theatre, Workhaus Collective, Theatre Unbound, Thirst Theatre, Minnesota Fringe, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota-Duluth, and A Theatre Group. Her work has been published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, and Heinemann. Ms. Coulombe won the University of Iowa’s IRAM Award for Best New Play (Hummingbirds), the Maebaum Award (The Mill) and the National AIDS Fund CFDA-Vogue Initiative Award from the Kennedy Center (The Vacant Lot) Ms. Coulombe received her MFA from the University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop and her BFA in Theatre and BA in History from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. In addition to playwriting, Ms. Coulombe is a founding member of the Workhaus Playwrights Collective in Minneapolis. She was also a founding member of the Twin Cities’ company Theatre Unbound. Currently, she is the Manager of New Play Development at Stages Theatre Company. In addition to playwriting, she works as a director and dramaturg.

Michael GruberBio for MICHAEL GRUBER (MUSIC) –  Michael is a founding member and resident composer of The Catalysts Theater Co.,  having written such works as: Fruit Fly, Shelly Bachberg presents: How Helen Keller and Anne Frank Freed the Slaves and Orange is the New POTUS. Other musical works include: The Old Dead Five, Hit it, Mike! and the following song cycles: The Not So Peaceable Kingdom, The Tennessee Cycle, Loved Returned and Songs for Two Women. He is currently in development of a new musical- Vegas Organic- with collaborator Whitney Rhodes.

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Fri 4/21 7pm
Sat 4/22 1pm
Sun 4/23 2 pm – Pay What You Can performance & 4:30pm

Wed 4/26 10am & 12:30pm
Thu 4/27 10am & 12:30pm
Fri 4/28 10am
Sat 4/29 10am & 1 pm Captioned performance
Sun 4/30 2 & 4:30pm

Wed 5/3 10am & 12:30pm
Thu 5/4 10am & 12:30pm
Fri 5/5 7pm
Sat 5/6 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
Sun 5/7 2 & 4:30pm

Wed 5/10 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance & 12:30pm
Thu 5/11 10am & 12:30pm
Fri 5/12 7pm
Sat 5/13 10am & 1 pm – ASL & Audio Described performance
Sun 5/14 2 & 4:30pm

Wed 5/17 10am & 12:30pm
Thu 5/18 10am & 12:30pm
Fri 5/19 7pm
Sat 5/20 10am & 1pm
Sun 5/21 2pm

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