Mary Cathryn Ricker, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Before school lets out for summer, meet Minnesota’s new Education Commissioner. A longtime teacher herself, Ricker has some big challenges in front of her, from closing one of the worst achievement gaps in the country to dealing with approximately sixty snow days this past winter.
Cast: Carmen O’Halloran, Heather Meyer, Jim Robinson, Red Cheng, Duck Washington, Brandon Boat, Tane Danger, Dennis Curley
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm
What is the show?
Described “As if C-SPAN were suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL,” The Theater of Public Policy has garnered national media attention and fans for its unique blend of serious issues and improv comedy.
Shows open with a lively conversation with a newsmaker or policy wonk.
That conversation inspires a team of Minnesota’s most sharpest improvisers, who create entirely spontaneous sketches based on the interview.
The expert guest(s) then answers questions from the audience.
The show wraps with one last round of improv from the cast.
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