The Good Person of Szechwan
by Ten Thousand Things Theater and Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative
Directed by Michelle Hensley
Wykoff Community Hall
FREE! All are welcome!
Light refreshments provided! Come one come all!
Best for ages 14 and up.
A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same time.
Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sun Mee Chomet, Joy Dolo, Tyson Forbes, Elise Langer,
Harry Waters Jr, Karen Wiese-Thompson and Max Wojtanowicz.
This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board
through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people on November 4, 2008
Ten Thousand Things brings lively, intelligent, professional theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts - who in turn help our artists and traditional audiences re-imagine what theater can be.
Ten Thousand Things will continue to be a significant force in the American theater, inspiring its audiences and the field with its unique model of high quality, low cost, accessible theater and transformative outreach. We aim to brighten the future of theater through our successes in Minnesota and across the country because we know that theater is richer when everyone is in the audience.
Audiences of ALL life experiences and backgrounds
Artistic excellence in all we do
Investment in artists as our greatest asset
Honesty, depth and imagination in our work and our relationships
Diversity at all levels - in our performances, our audiences, our staff and our leadership
Bold universal stories - full of hard questions, complicated and hopeful - that speak to the human experience and help us to discover all that we share in common
A working environment that offers trust, room for creativity and equal participation, and that fosters laughter, play and joy
OUR PERFORMANCE MODEL
At our performances, audiences experience theater in its most vital, elemental form. We don't use a stage; rather, we perform on the floor inside a circle of chairs, with the lights on so everyone can see each other, with minimal sets and live music. The result is a performance that engages the imagination of our audiences. Through this dynamic exchange, artists and audience breathe new life into theater together reminding us that theater is essential to all of our lives. We do not preach easy answers to life's difficulties and seek to transcend the perceptions of class, race, education and life experience that often divide us.
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“TEN THOUSAND THINGS IS ABOUT WHAT MATTERS MOST: KINDNESS TO OTHERS, PARTICULARLY THE MARGINALIZED, AND INSPIRING ART.” — DONOR