Hardcover Theater presents
a defiantly unironic production of
March 28/29/30, April 4/5/6, April 11/12/13
Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights at 7
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
We know: It isn’t the most…obvious idea for a show. For an explanation, go here.
For reservations and tickets, go here.
Hope to see you at the show!
Dawn Krosnowski as Aunt Polly and Bethany Simmons as Pollyanna
Bethany Simmons as Pollyanna
(L-R) Cody Stewart, Leah Isaacson, Jason Kruger, Kelvin Hatle, and Dawn Krosnowski as the Ladies’ Aid Society.
The highly original (in her scariness) Water Ghost menaces the highly unoriginal (in his being scared) Master of Harrowby Hall…
From God Rest Ye Scary Gentlemen, opening Dec. 15 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl.
God Rest Ye Scary Gentlemen
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
* * * FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY * * *
More info here.
Dawn Krosnowski, phillip andrew bennett low, and Tim Uren in The Diamond Lens.
phillip andrew bennett low Linley (microscope guy)
Dawn Krosnowski multiple roles
Tim Uren multiple roles
Kezia Germ Animula
Angela Fox music & choreography
John Adler scenery
Lisa Conley costumes
Ian Knodel lights
Phil Henry props
Dawn Krosnowski makeup
KT Thompson live accompaniment
Tess Kean stage manager
Pam Germ dresser
Steve Schroer adaptation & direction
Microscopic organisms! Live onstage!
Although Fitz-James O’Brien’s “The Diamond Lens” is not well known to the general reading public, scholars and connoisseurs regard it as a classic of 19th-century fantasy/science fiction. James Gunn, editor of The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells, calls it “the first known story in which another world is perceived through a microscope” and suggests that it may be the first “modern” science-fiction story.
Comedy! Music! Strange ideas!
Hardcover Theater’s adaptation takes the themes and incidents of the story and embellishes upon them, adding characters and inventing dialogue, digging deeper and branching out in new directions. The show is often funny, but it’s also serious in the sense that it’ll give you food for thought. There’s music throughout, and dance and other movement – this is a high-energy experience!
Come see The Diamond Lens!
The Diamond Lens is family-friendly, though things do get a little dark and weird toward the end. To Mars with Tesla, the other show on the bill, is slightly racier; if it were a movie, it would probably be rated a mild PG. Visit the show page for more information, or call Steve Schroer at 612.823.0631.
Hardcover is excited to announce that we are teaming up with our longtime collaborators Joshua Scrimshaw and Adrienne English to produce two new shows based on fantasy/science fiction tales from the Victorian era.
Opening at the end of April, Steampunk Delusions will include original productions of Hardcover’s “The Diamond Lens” (based on the 1858 story by Fitz-James O’Brien) and English Scrimshaw Theatrical Novelties’ “To Mars with Tesla” (based on the first part of the title of the 1901 novel by J. Weldon Cobb).
The show runs from April 27 through May 12, 2012, at Open Eye Figure Theater.
Visit the show page for more information…