DENIMWritten by Savannah Reich
Directed by Lisa Channer
Stoll Thrust Theatre
Rarig Center , Minneapolis
November 29 - December 9, 2018
Seating is general admission.
Running time: TBA
ASL/Audio Described performance: December 9, 2018 at 2 PM
Tickets: (prices include all fees)
$17 General public
$12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees
$7 Students (any college or under 18)
About the Performance
Denim, a new play (with music) by BA alum playwright Savannah Reich devised and directed by Lisa Channer. This project will examine and explore the fantasies we tell about American Democracy and the myth of classlessness by weaving through the history of denim jeans. Jeans were created as a sturdy work uniform for gold miners during the CA gold rush by immigrant entrepreneur Levi Strauss and have since become both completely ubiquitous and a universal and international symbol for the myths of classlessness and opportunity that are associated with America. Denim will pull the threads of American democracy and see what unravels and what holds strong.
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.