The Crown of the Holly Queen by Eli Effinger-Weintraub
Quirk keeps getting sick, but she and would-be girlfriend Alex get more than they bargained for when they start looking for answers in this sweet, funny & queer reimagining of the Holly King and Oak King myths. Gadfly Theatre Productions takes on our first ever holiday play inspired by Pagan themes and myths with the same holiday warmth you expect this time of year. Quirk and Alex are joined by Gwin, their coven leader with a heart of gold and too much knowledge about, well, everything, and Gavin, a transgender youth with rock star dreams. Their serene life as Druids comes to a screeching halt as Morgan, a higher up at a nearby clean energy company, wants to tear apart their sacred grove to lay down pipelines. Morgans intentions arent as straightforward as they seem though, and before long real life, past life, and mysticism all start bleeding together.
"The Crown of the Holly Queen" has a lot to say about the power of belief and the strength of chosen family, and is a great alternative to classic holiday fare going around without bringing the audience down. Gadfly Alums G. Zachariah White and Kate Kunkel Bailey star as Gwin and Morgan, respectively. They are joined by Piper Quinn, fresh off 20% Theatre Companys "Ballast", Jada Pulley and Logan Gilbert-Guy, both of whom just ended runs at the Twin Cities Horror Festival.. Allison Knauss is stage managing, with Ben Harvey and Sabrina Diehl taking on the shows other tech roles. Gadfly artistic director Cassandra Snow directs.
The Crane Theater LGM Studio (View)
2303 Kennedy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
|Minimum Age: 16
|Kid Friendly: No
|Dog Friendly: No