Jun 5

Twin Cities Club "Choice(s)" Production and Talk Back

Come participate in a pre-show talk back with new playwright Sophie Siegel-Warren ('13) before the opening performance of "Choice(s)"!

Friday, June 5th, 2015
6:00 – 9:30 pm / Minnesota Opera Center
map of Twin Cities Club "Choice(s)" Production and Talk Back

620 1st St N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Come participate in a pre-show talk back with new playwright Sophie Siegel-Warren '13 before the opening performance of Choice(s). Choice(s) started as Sophie's senior comps project at Carleton and is now making its professional debut!

The pre-show talk back will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are free, but you must reserve your spot online here.

Tickets are available to print at home or pick up at will call.

Questions? Contact Sophie Siegel-Warren '13.

More information about the show (and its controversial nature):

Abortion is a political battleground, but who are the casualties? Choice(s) tries to humanize both sides of this debate and expose it for what it is not: right vs. left, right vs. wrong, black vs. white, moral vs. immoral. Using real life narrative and Greek chorus inspired movement, Choice(s) will breathe, swell, and reflect on this topic of contention. 

This play was started as Sophie's comps project at Carleton and over the past two years it has continued to grow and develop, undergoing multiple readings and exhaustive revisions. Inspired by the work done by Anna Deavere Smith and Moises Kaufman, she reached out to over 50 people in the Northfield area and ended up conducting almost thirty interviews. The voices she collected for this project include a Catholic priest, a Methodist pastor, an Evangelical pastor, and the wife of a conservative Rabbi, student religious leaders of multiple Muslim and Catholic student organizations, an employee of a Crisis Pregnancy Center, a nurse who worked at an HIV clinic and a Planned Parenthood, an ethics professor, and a reproductive biologist. As she listened and transcribed, an incredibly rich conversation emerged from the words of each interviewee, who, without knowing it, responded directly to each other and engaged in a conversation that is long over due. 

Theater has the capacity to inspire, connect, and remind people. Political debate has the capacity to inflame, disappoint, and silence people. Nothing inspires more content and vitriol than the topic of abortion. By combining the fire of politics and the humanity of theatre, Choice(s) has the potential to shake us to our core.

Sponsored by Carleton Clubs. Contact: Emily Muirhead McAdam