The Theater of Public Policy is in the Minnesota Fringe Festival this year! However, we're going to be exploring big ideas in a slightly different way.
Minnesota has a reputation for being a nice place. But one peek into state history reveals 10,000 tales of intrigue not fit for a church basement supper. This summer five historians will take the stage to tell some of the best TRUE tales of state history you've never heard.
The twist? A cast of improvisers will bring the historical stories to life through completely unscripted comedy theater.
What happens when Minnesota’s historical characters—gangsters, madams, movie stars, and politicians—go through the improv comedy machine? Find out at Minnesota History, Unscripted!
What is the show?
Our interview based show is a powerful medium for exploring issues and bringing them to life using theater. All of the ideas and challenges brought up in this conversation serve as the inspiration for the improvised scenes to follow. The improvisers tasks are not to make light of the issues or mock the players involved. Instead, scenes make the previous conversation come to life with living, breathing characters in the situations described. It’s a show unlike any other.
Watch this video to learn more.