The student organization, METRO THEATER UNDERGROUND can help you to meet other students who are interested in theater and may be working on individual projects. THEATER UNDERGROUND will also help you to get the "news" first regarding special trips to theaters around town or other opportunities here at Metropolitan State. For more information or to participate in the next meeting of THEATER UNDERGROUND call Gail Smogard 651-659-7156.
Keely and Du
Performances: March 21–24, 2013 at Historic Mounds Theatre
Keely and Du, by Jane Martin, will run at on March 21, 22, and 23, at 7 p.m. and matinees on March 23 and 24 at 1:30 p.m. Performances will be at the Historic Mounds Theatre, located at 1029 Hudson Road in St. Paul. The theater is ten blocks from the Metropolitan State University main campus. On-street parking is available.
Keely and Du takes place in the basement where Walter and Du of the Christian fundamentalist group Operation Retrieval have taken a woman named Keely after kidnapping her from outside an abortion clinic. As Walter and Du explain to Keely, they intend to keep her until her seventh month, too late for her to obtain a legal abortion. Scott M. Rubsam directs.
Keely and Du was a Best New Play winner and a 1994 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama. It is a mind probing issue play with a gripping human face. Who is accountable? What is the extent of individual freedom? What are a rape victim's rights? What is a Christian's reality of procreation? Their passionate stories exist on the extreme edge of everyday reality. The author of Talking With and Vital Signs, Martin is careful never to paint either side as completely right or wrong, good or evil, allowing the audience an opportunity to form their own conclusions.
General admission is $10. To order your tickets online, please go to www.moundstheatre.org. Students are free with ID. Keely and Du is produced by Theater Underground and Metropolitan State University's Theater Program which offers the final two years of a theater major for transferring students from MCTC and other Minnesota community colleges. For more information, contact Gail Smogard at 612-659-7156. Persons with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should call Disability Services at 651-793-1549 or 651-772-7687 (TTY).
Theater Program Address: 1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403