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There’s Oil in Them…Prairies?

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There’s Oil in Them…Prairies?

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

Maya Rao, Author of GREAT AMERICAN OUTPOST: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier

Star Tribune journalist Maya Rao spent a year traveling across the North Dakota oil fields and boom towns. In her new book, she takes us to those towns that doubled or tripled in population in a matter of months, introduces us to migrant workers (mostly men) who came from near and far to work the oil fields, and what life was really like in the closest thing to a gold rush (and bust) in 21st Century America.

TICKETS: $12 IN ADVANCE, OR AT THE DOOR WITH A FRINGE BUTTON · $15 AT THE DOOR WITH NO DISCOUNT.

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm

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   “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.”

“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.”

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.