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Who Needs Friends?! Diplomacy in 2017

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Who Needs Friends?! Diplomacy in 2017

  • The Bryant Lake Bowl 810 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States

Mary Curtin, Diplomat in Residence, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

One area where a president has wide latitude is in foreign policy. In just the first few weeks of the Trump administration, the president has thrown diplomatic norms and historical precedent to the wind. Does it matter? Are international affairs really affected by the personalities driving them? We’ll ask longtime Foreign Service officer and current Diplomat-in-Residence, Mary Curtin that and if Canada might need a resident policy improv comedy troupe.

Tickets: $12 in advance, or at the door with a Fringe Button · $15 at the door with no discount.

Doors at 6:00 - Show at 7:00

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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.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.