May 15-30, 2015
Park Square Theatre in the Historic Hamm Building
Andy Boss Thrust Stage
St Paul, MN
Sandbox brings rich, visual storytelling to an all new ensemble-created exploration of Karel Čapek’s 1936 sociopolitical sci-fi tale of corruption, selfishness and absurdism. Told with Sandbox’s signature stylized design, movement and language, War With the Newts promises a sprawling, sharp-witted commentary on profit-first economies, the dangers of pride and nationalism, and a stern warning of our self-destructive nature.
A part of the producing partnership project with Sandbox Theatre, Girl Friday Productions, Theatre Pro Rata and Park Square Theatre.
MARIE-JEANNE VALET, WHO DEFEATED LA BETE DU GEVAUDAN
February 15-20, 2015
Along with a special preview screening of June of Arc
France, 1764. In the waning days of the golden age of the French kings, an unearthly monster begins hunting the people of the tiny province of Gevaudan. King Louis sends his personal bodyguard, Francois Antoine, with a small army to kill the beast before public outrage over the killings can undermine the monarchy. However, Antoine finds himself upstaged by a 20-year-old peasant girl with more resourcefulness than all the King’s army.
Based on true events
Created by the ensemble
Directed by Amber Bjork
Megan Campbell Lagas
Derek Lee Miller
Costumes and stage design by Kristina Fjellman
Marie-Jeanne Valet, Who Defeated La Bête du Gevaudan opened at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival on August 1st, and closed on August 10th at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis.
The show won both audience and critical acclaim, and earned itself a place in the list of the Fringe’s top ten selling shows, finishing ninth overall.