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Local playwright Harrison David Rivers closes Playwrights’ Center season April 9 and 10


Jon-Michael Reese and Megan Burns in The Sea & The Stars by Harrison David Rivers, part of the 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series. Photo by Paula Keller.

The 2017-18 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights’ Center closes April 9 and 10 with Core Writer Harrison David Rivers’ new play the bandaged place. The readings begin at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights’ Center, located at 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. They are free, but reservations are recommended. Reserve your free tickets now »

Rivers is a St. Paul-based writer who moved to the Twin Cities in 2014 for a Many Voices Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center and decided to stay. He then received a prestigious McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting and is currently a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center. Locally, his plays that are receiving (or have recently received) premieres include A Crack in the Sky (History Theatre), Five Points (Theater Latté Da), and This Bitter Earth (Penumbra Theatre). Twin Cities audiences won’t want to miss this opportunity to be part of the evolution of his new play, the bandaged place.

the bandaged place is a brutal and lyrical play about the things we hang on to and the price of moving forward. It is the story of Jonah, whose former lover resurfaces, reopening a painful wound. Jonah is forced to turn to his precocious daughter and his tough love grandmother for support.

Rivers will be collaborating with director Saheem Ali** and a cast including Brandon Gill*, Faye Price*, Awazi Jaafaru, Bradley Hildebrandt and James Rodriguez* (*Member of Actors’ Equity Association; **Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society).



Following successful projects by Andrea Carlson and Aaron Dysart to illuminate the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock + Dam last year, Northern in partnership with Mississippi Park Connection and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area request proposals for a new Illuminate the Lock project to take place in September 2018. Entries are due April 23, 2018.

Three finalists will receive $400 to create full proposals. The winning Illuminate the Lock proposal will receive a $16,000 budget for artist fees and production to execute the project.

For more information click HERE


Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A Wine & Beer Tasting

When: Saturday, April 21, 5:00p-7:30p
Where: The Hook and Ladder (3010 Minnehaha Avenue).

Sample beer and wine, enjoy treats from local restaurants, bid on the silent auction, and listen to music. A guaranteed fun time in support of a good cause whether you choose to sample wine and beer or not!

Tickets now available at Zipp’s Liquors, Welna II Hardware (2201 E. Franklin) and on-line: RJ fundraiser tickets. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

All proceeds benefit Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership

For more information about SLRJP contact Michele Braley at or 612-338-6205 x108