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Thomas Tallis

by Jessica Swale

Thomas Tallis follows one of Britain's most successful composers through the reign of four monarchs. Jessica Swale's vivid drama follows the contrasting fates of Tallis and a young priest, from the dissolution of the monasteries through Mary I's reign.

Directed by Anna Leverett

At Calvary Baptist Church | 2608 Blaisdell Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Preview: April 19

Opens: April 20

Performances: April 21, 27, 28, 30 and May 3-5 @ 7:30

VIDEOS

ENSEMBLE

Damian Leverett

Ben Shaw

Emily Garst

Elizabeth Efteland

Kayla Peters

Joe Allen

Grace Warren 

Jim Ahrens

Naomi Karstad

CREATIVE TEAM

Director: Anna Leverett

Music Director: Mike Donley

Stage Manager: Sarah Perron

Lighting Designer: Phillip Uttech

Costume Designer: Kathy Kohl 

Props Designer: Diana Jurand

Trailer video/poster photo: Matt Muroya

Production photos: Bradley Hildebrandt

Thomas Tallis on MPR

Check out our interview with MPR! Click the box to the right for the full article.

REVIEWS

 "Presented with gentle mastery...Thomas Tallis is an engrossing experience. This young theater company is pairing a very intentional setting with a captivating piece."  

-Read Minnesota Playlist's Review

 

 

 "Thomas Tallis's gorgeous music sung by the choir, and a strong, endearing cast, this is a unique, gorgeous, compelling show. See it, support it, love it."

-Read Minnesota Theater Love's Review

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"A lovely and haunting production at Calvary Baptist Church...Both the music and the silence are gorgeous in that space, as is the spoken dialogue, unamplified but echoing off the high ceilings."

-Read Cherry and Spoon's review

 

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"Thomas Tallis may be an imagined telling of his life and the historical times, but the themes and emotions portrayed ring true. The Orchard Theater Collective presents a beautiful story of suffering as well as hope and, of course, the stunning power of music."

 -Read Say Entirely's review

 

 

 

"A beautiful and balanced piece of theater."

 

                                      

 -Read Twin Cities Stages' Review


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A Doll's House 

 

by Henrik Ibsen

     Set in a Norwegian town towards the end of the 19th century, this theatrical phenomenon by Henrik Ibsen follows the fate of Nora Helmer, a married woman with limited opportunities for self fulfillment in a male dominated society.  It explores the relevant themes of identity, femininity, marriage, parenthood, and selfishness. We're thrilled to be presenting this somewhat twisted, yet funny and poignant drama this coming holiday season. 

Directed by Craig R. Johnson

At the James J. Hill House | 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102

Dates: December 1st, 3rd, 4th, 8th, and 10th @ 7:30pm

VIDEOS

See what Craig and the cast has to say about "A Doll's House!" Dec 1-10 at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul, MN. Tickets onsale at www.orchardtheatercollective.org
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen gets a refreshing new take by The Orchard Theater Collective! Adapted and directed by Craig Johnson and performed at the historic James J. Hill in St. Paul, MN, this exciting drama opens December 1st. For tickets and info, visit www.orchardtheatercollective.org.

ENSEMBLE

NORA HELMER.....................Mackenzie Shaw

TORVALD HELMER...............Damian Leverett

HELENE..................................Diana Jurand

CHRISTINE LINDE................Anna Leverett

DR. RANK...............................Antonio Gonzalez-Luna

NILS KROGSTAD..................Ben Shaw

CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTOR............................Craig Johnson

CHOREOGRAPHER..............Meredith Casey

STAGE MANAGER............... Ben Swenson-Klatt

LIGHTING DESIGNER......... Dietrich Poppen

COSTUME DESIGN............. Carolann Winther

REVIEWS

"If you're looking for an anti-holiday show in this busy #TCTheater holiday* month, a little bitter to balance out the sometimes overwhelming sweet of the season, look no further than Ibsen's masterpiece A Doll's House."

            Read Cherry and Spoon's review

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"What a tremendous selection for the Orchard’s first public venture, and a stellar adaptation at that. I can’t wait to see what they do next." 

 

 

 

            Read Aisle Say--Twin Cities review