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Philemon and Baucis - Planet in Peril: A Picnic Operetta AUGUST 26th
Summit Hill Community Garden
St. Paul, MN
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The Picnic Operetta is an accessible performance because of your generous contributions.

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A new adaptation of Haydns rarely performed 1773 marionette opera, featuring the music of Queen!

Returning from space exploration in a far off galaxy, space cadets Jupiter and Mercury return to earth to find humanity decimated by plague. Surviving citizens are cold, suspicious, and hooked on banality. Our gods-in-disguise prowl about town looking for someplace to unveil their gender-bending extravaganza. No one will give these gods a chance but the down-trodden tavern of Philemon and Baucis.  

This production explores fear, displacement, and hospitality to strangers from another world. We celebrate the natural human yearning to heal the planet  while gazing into the great beyond. This space-age, romantic adventure features the beloved melodies of Haydns The Creation and the defiant rock n roll of Queen! That means German opera and oratorio with the music of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon.

This one-of-a-kind show is written and directed by Elizabeth Windnagel and Scotty Reynolds with music director Gary Ruschman.
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Online reservations for this performance are closed BUT we always save a number of tickets for walkups. Walkups are given out on a first come first serve basis so please arrive early! If you have a ticket already Please arrive early. All unclaimed reservations will be released to Waiting List Patrons 5 minutes prior to performance start time.Our food count is based on our best estimate of the audience and the current number of reservations. Please be patient and help us spread the food among the audience.

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Summit Hill Community Garden (View)
860 St. Clair Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
United States

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Categories

Arts > Opera
Music > All Ages
Music > Classical
Other > Green
Social > LGBT

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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