Münsterspiel is in ROLLING STONE!
"... all your punk rock hopes and dreams are bursting into brilliant flame in the German city of Münster..."
--ROLLING STONE, "Real Life Rock Top Ten"
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Munsterspiel encourages its audience to think differently...in Dadaist/Surrealist style, it pokes fun at its own "truthiness" with anachronisms, time travel, intersection of different space/time realities and characters, and an ominous, unseen, hegemonic force that exists to squelch all variation, revolt, or alternative to its overwielding power --Windy City Times
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the anachronistic elements not just the time travel, but the visions of future inventions and words that plague multiple characters contribute to a heightened, satirical, and almost Brechtian feel that works quite well. --PerformInk
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What if enough people decided to disagree about the rules of the universe?
From the untethered mind of artistic director Gregory Peters comes Münsterspiel: a true-ish tragicomedy about the Anabaptist takeover of the city of Münster in 1534. Pushing the Protestant Reformation to full-on revolution, their communist theocracy held out against a year-and-a-half long siege. Inspired in part by Greil Marcuss Lipstick Traces, Munsterspiel is a dadaist romp through the Reformation Alamo, a time travel odyssey through what-could-have-been and what-could-come, and a prayer for the end of the world.
JOE - Tony Kaehny*
JOHN - Sean McGill
BERNIE - Joe Feliciano
NIPS - Stephen McClure*
ARTEMIS - Jessica Saxvik*
JANE - Elaine Small*
HENRY/ABBOT/ULRICH - Rae Hamilton-Vargo
DIVARA - Amy Jean Johnson
WALDECK - Patrick Zielinski
ALFRED/HILLE/GIRL - Grace Hutchings
PRIEST/GRAES - Zach Gossett
Director: Jack Dugan Carpenter*
Assistant Director: Wyatt Kent
Stage Manager: Becky Bishop*
Production Managers: Emma Cullimore*/Sara Jean McCarthy*
Set/Props Designer: Erin Gautille
Costume Designer: Emma Cullimore*
Sound Designer: Stephen Gawrit
Lighting Designer: John Jacobsen
Violence/Intimacy Designer: Tristin Hall
Jack Dugan Carpenter
Sara Jean McCarthy
Image by Elissa Shortridge Jacobsen
* - is the mark of a Plagiarist
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