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Bone Mother
The Museum of Russian Art
Minneapolis, MN
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Bone Mother
A world premiere show in a one of a kind venue, Bone Mother is folklore come to life in the air above you. A new play created from scratch by Sandboxs aerial wing The Swingset, Bone Mother is an examination of femininitys untamable perseverance, its kinship with nature, and its expression through a spectrum of genders -- all in the face of societys history to deny, ignore, repress and vilify its progress.

In the depths of a dark Russian forest, in a house perched atop chicken legs and surrounded by a fence of flaming skulls, lives a hideous old crone named Baba Yaga. Do you dare enter? In the forest there are wild things  ostracized, forgotten, shadow things. And you. Who will you be in the moonlight?

In mythology, as in our society, women who dont fit in have long been dismissed as witches and reviled as evil. But can naming it evil really be fear of its power? Its influence? Its wisdom? Why must women cultivate fear to be seen and heard?

A post-show reception will follow on September 20th and 27th
ASL Interpreted performances on September 21 and 26
A post-show discussion with the music-makers of Bone Mother will follow the performance on September 22nd
A post-show discussion with the makers of Bone Mother and museum staff will follow the performance on September 26th
September 25th is a Pay-What-You-Will-Performance starting at $5

Carolina Gwinn
Chasya Hill
Megan Campbell Lagas
Henry Ellen Sansone
Heather Stone

With Live Music Composed and Performed by:
Emily Kastrul
Anna Johnson
Sarah Larsson
Willow Waters

Production Staff:
Evelyn Digiloramo - Co-Director, Project Lead
Danielle Siver - Co-Director, Project Lead
Isabel Patt - Stage Manager
Mandi Johnson - Costume Designer
Bryon Gunsch - Lighting Designer
Rehema Mertinez - Creation Assistant
Matthew Glover - Marketing & Graphic Designer, Photographer
Michelle Massey  Event Manager, TMORA

Sandbox Theatre is a collective ensemble based in Minneapolis. Since 2005, the company has created over 20 new plays and performance artworks, garnering acclaim from audiences and critics alike. In 2017 they were named Best Theatre Troupe in the Twin Cities by City Pages (April 2017), as well as Company of the Year for letoile Magazine in 2014. Sandbox Theatre is driven by the collaborative spirit to create new and newly-imagined performance artworks, and to foster the development of artists.

Bone Mother is the third production by Sandboxs aerial wing, The Swingset, which is led by Sandbox company member Evelyn Digirolamo. Previous Swingset productions were 2015s The Little Pilot, produced for The Southern Theaters ARTshare program, and 2018s Houdini.

Since 2002, The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) has served as the Twin Cities window to Russian art, history, and culture. Their mission: Education, Enlightenment and Engagement through the Art of Russia. It is a member-supported 501(c)3 non-profit since 2002, and is dedicated to introducing museum goers to various Russian art, history, and culture.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


The Museum of Russian Art (View)
5500 Stevens Ave S (Located at the corner of Diamond Lake Road and 35W)
Minneapolis, MN 55419
United States


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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