In "The Longest Night", Bradley Greenwald celebrates winter, the holidays and "hell-idays", seasonal affective disorder, friends, family, Christians and Pagans with pianist Sonja Thompson. Rodgers & Hart, Leonard Cohen, Purcell, J. S. Bach and Sting, Peter Mayer, Dar Williams and more get their songs sung, with a little Margaret Atwood, Joseph Campbell, and Ogden Nash thrown in for good measure.|
Celebrating the longest night of the year goes back to Stonehenge and Machu Picchu, Roman Saturnalia and the Viking Yule, and its traditions defined when, and how, Christians celebrate Christmas. Bradley celebrates winter, the holiday blues, excess, and the soul's need for rebirth in an eclectic program of text and music as kaleidoscopic as the season. Open Eye welcomes Bradley to the stage with this evening of his favorite music and poems embracing the longest night when we long for the sun.
Bradley Greenwald has performed on every major stage in the city, most recently in Steerage Song with Theater Latté Da. A versatile performer both as singer and professional actor, his work has been seen in Urinetown, In the Next Room, Hamlet, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and his Ivey Award-winning performance of I Am My Own Wife at the Jungle; in the roles of Frog, Bert, the Grinch, Tin Man and more at The Children's Theatre Company; and a regular on the stage of the former Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Additionally he has performed opera, theater, music-theater, concert and recital repertoire with several Twin Cities' arts organizations, including the Guthrie Theater, Nautilus Music-Theater, Minnesota Dance Theatre, James Sewell Ballet, VocalEssence, Minnesota Orchestra, Lyra Baroque Orchestra, A Prairie Home Companion, 10,000 Things, Skylark Opera and Ballet of the Dolls. He adapted the novel A Wrinkle in Time into a libretto for Libby Larsen's opera, premiering at Fort Worth Opera in 2015; and wrote the book and lyrics for C., an adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, with Robert Elhai, music.
Appropriate for ages 12 and up
There is one story with quick use of 2 expletives.
Open Eye Figure Theatre (View)
506 E 24th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|