Come hear stories from our guests Penny Peterson, author of Minneapolis Madams and Iric Nathansen, author of Minneapolis in the 20th Century. We’ll talk about the scandalous history of Minneapolis along the waterfront. Former Mayor “Doc” Ames had a corrupt and dangerous administration, but was it fun? What was it like when Madams who once held influence over the Governor? Plus improv comedy!
Doors open at 6:30 pm; program begins at 7 pm.
Cast: Duck Washington, Heather Meyer, Fred Cheng, Keren Gudeman, Brandon Boat, Vanessa Tu
This series is hosted by the Mississippi Watershed Organization, Mississippi Park Connection, Mill City Museum, and the National Park Service at St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center. This series is made possible in part by the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board with sponsorship in part by Pryes Brewing.
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.