Mixed Precipitation performance company has taken their show on the road this summer with the Pickup Truck Opera!
This action-packed outdoor opera adventure is all packed onto a pickup truck. The show is an adaption of Homer’s Odyssey and uses selections from the opera Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, told with the spirit of a country carnival.
They describe it as “Italian Baroque, Dolly Parton tunes, and ancient epic mythology.” The performance runs approximately 75 – 90 minutes and is family-friendly. There is a suggested donation of $10 – $25 per person to help with expenses, but all are welcome.
A few dates have already taken place, but there are lots of dates still coming up:
- Saturday, August 14 – East Mayo Park in Rochester
- Sunday, August 15 – Caponi Art Park in Eagan
- Wednesday, August 18 – City Park Bandshell in Detroit Lakes
- Friday, August 20 – Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul
- Thursday, August 26 – Central Park Bandshell in Faribault
- Friday, August 27 – Tony Schmidt Park in Arden Hills
- Saturday, August 28 – Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park
- Sunday, August 29 – Cedar Lake East Beach in Minneapolis
- Saturday, September 4 – Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings
- Sunday, September 5 – Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings
- Saturday, September 11 – Swede Hollow Park in St. Paul
- Sunday, September 12 – Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis
Visit the individual links above for more information about time and place, and to get your tickets/donate in advance. You will need to bring your own folding chairs and blankets for comfort. Beverages and picnics are welcome, too.
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