Kevin Kling, nationally known storyteller and Artist-in-Residence at Minnesota Public Radio, returns this August to the Open Eye stage for the seventh consecutive year. Since 2007, Mr. Kling has delighted Open Eye audiences with work exploring themes of politics (Politico, 2012), religion (Joice Rejoice, 2011), fairy tale (Folks and Heroes, 2010), trauma recovery (Flight, 2009) and more.|
This year he brings us Humanimal - a work that explores the lives of humans with their animals (or is it the lives of animals with their humans?). He will be joined by perennial collaborators Michael Sommers, Simone Perrin, Jacqueline Ultan, and Michelle Kinney to create an evening of story, song, and imagery.
Mr. Kling draws inspiration for Humanimal from the work of Jack London's "White Fang" and "Call of the Wild", knowing we are both drawn to the wild and repelled by it. Humanimal follows the journey of the human/animal connection beginning with its rough start, then moving through a period of mutual understanding and respect until finally, as so often happens, it comes down to "Who-Done-Who-Wrong" or "I will always love you".
This limited run is not to be missed. For those who know Mr. Kling's work through MPR broadcasts or Fitzgerald Theater performances, Open Eye's intimate 90-seat venue provides a rare opportunity to hear his stories up close, as if he were sitting in your own living room. Kevin Kling is a superb storyteller whose tales can revive a soul. In these tales, it just may be the animal that revives the human soul.
NOTE: This production contains adult language - some of the animals in these stories swear. Consider this show to have the equivalent of a PG-13 rating.
Open Eye Figure Theatre (View)
506 E 24th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|