The Mail Order Bride
Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 West Franklin Avenue
November 2, 2007 - November 18, 2007
In this adaptation of Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, aging, control-obsessed Argan orders a young Asian bride much to the outrage and indignation of his family and friends. But when a handsome young dress-maker arrives on the scene, the bride must choose between loyalty and love, and Argan is forced to learn that love is the opposite of control.
nimbus is proud to present the regional premiere of Charles Mee's The Mail Order Bride, directed by co-Artistic director, Josh Cragun. True to Mee's "collage theater" stylings, this farce is a 2 ½ ring circus of Tai Chi exercises, nunchuck demonstrations, urban dance numbers and even a singing castrato. Along the way, both sincere and satiric observations are made about marriage, race, love and Gnarls Barkley.
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Directory Josh Cragun Stage Manager Andrea Krist Costume Design Deanne McDonald Lighting Design Mitchell Frazier Set Design Ursula K. Bowden Musical Director Gail Ottmar Angie Kari Hammer Tina Megan Engeseth Susanne Shannon Jankowski June Rose Le Tran Cleante Brian O'Neal Vladimir Brian O'Neal Fed Ernest Briggs