Uprising is proud to announce their 2019 season!
It seems that every day brings news of another mass shooting. Gun violence is everywhere. Which is why we need to talk with each other about this issue.
For the first time Uprising will spend an entire season on one issue, with each production looking at it from a different perspective and lens. We’ll bring our complicated, nuanced, and conversation provoking style to this important issue.
As always we’ll partner with community organizations who are doing work on the issue so you can get involved before you even leave the theatre.
This season features all women and transgender playwrights, all women directors, and all new work.
All shows will be at The Off Leash Art Box: 4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417
Line of Sight by Shannon TL Kearns
Directed by Ashley Hovell & Anthony Neuman
Alex hates everything. He hates school. He hates being bullied by his classmates and teachers. He hates that his parents don’t accept him and keep trying to fix him. He hates how alone he feels. But what if Alex is more powerful than he thinks? In the midst of a tragic event, Alex discovers something supernatural inside of him that he didn’t know was there. But will it be enough to change what needs to change?
Show runs 15 Feb-2 March
The Gun Show by EM Lewis
Directed by Emily England
From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in “The Gun Show.” An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were his own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”
Show runs 3 May-18 May
Friends with Guns by Stephanie Alison Walker
*Part of a rolling World Premiere*
Directed by Shalee Coleman
Two sleep-deprived moms meet at a West LA park, and it’s instant sisterhood. Their husbands hit it off, too, and it seems as though they’ve found their urban family — until guns enter the conversation. Friends With Guns is a dark comedy that pulls the curtain back on liberals with guns. It explores what happens when suddenly one person in a marriage does a 180 on the gun issue and it asks what we can compartmentalize and what we can’t.
Show runs: 20 September-5 October
Show Four: In A Stand Of Dying Trees by Shannon TL Kearns
In this new play big city idealism and small town realities intersect. Ben and Amanda love their town. They love their neighbors. Sure, they sometimes disagree, but they are comfortable. When Liam, Ben’s former college friend, comes to town on a campaign to get people to “vote blue” their idyllic life is threatened. Can people remain friends even when they disagree? How is it for transgender folks who live in rural areas? And who has the right to defend themselves?
Directed by Emily England
Show runs 8 November- 23 November
Season Ticket Information:
For the first time we’re selling season ticket bundles! 2019 will feature four shows and at least one special event. You’ll get your choice of which night to see the show. Once you purchase you’ll be sent a coupon code that you can use to get your tickets on the date/time of your choosing.
If you order before December 31st you can get in on our super early bird Season Ticket Deals.
Solo Season: Get one ticket for each of the 2019 shows for $60 (an $80 value)
Duo Season: Get two tickets for each of the 2019 shows for $120 (a $160 value) You’ll get a coupon code that you can use to choose which performance of each show you’d like to attend.
Friend Season: Get four tickets for each of the 2019 shows for $240 (a $320 value)
Prices go up January 1, 2019!!