The Final Frontier Festival
Going where few LGBQTIA* and feminist artists have gone before, The Final Frontier Festival takes recent conversations about the way marginalized people are treated in geek culture and puts a progressive but still wildly entertaining response on stage.
The six shows featured are:
-Who Killed Captain Kirk? by Paco Madden; a murder mystery set at a Star Trek convention.
-A play about a nearly perfectly designed fembot becoming self aware entitled The Wolves Above by Alyssa Zaczek.
-Love Bot by local playwright Matthew A. Everett, in which a gay and a lesbian astronaut are charged with repopulating the world.
-A one-woman show about returning home chock full of magical realism and steeped in Christian mythology called Honest to God by J.C. Pankratz.
-Falling Awake by Alexis Scheer, where the characters are grappling with grief in a way that transcends space and time.
-A hilarious and spot-on takedown of platonic ideals and various geek mythologies--the show is Gargle McFury Slays Gender Essentialism by Alex Reed.
The Final Frontier Festival is broken into two sets that run in repertory June 13th-22nd at Nimbus Theatre in Northeast Minneapolis.
Set A Contains "Honest to God", "Who Killed Captain Kirk" and "The Wolves Above" and plays June 13, 15, 19, and 21.
Set B Contains "Love Bot", "Falling Awake", and
Gargle McFury Slays Gender Essentialism" and plays June 14, 16, 20, and 22.
Featuring the work of over 30 queer, feminist, and allied directors, playwrights, actors, and technicians, Gadfly's dedication to inclusive and relatable--or "uniquely universal" work continues with this festival. While set in other worlds, laced with magic, or taking place far, far in the future, these six shows still contain characters and materials our regular audience will love--namely likeable queer and feminist characters and messaging that is progressive, PLUS a fun exploration of the growing crossover between geek, queer, and feminist cultures.
Nimbus Theatre (View)
1517 Central Ave NE
MInneapolis, MN 55454