On the hounds’ agenda this week: A dramatic exploration of the 1979 Iranian revolution, a literary brawl in Minneapolis and a chunky, sex-obsessed R&B singer who drew his name from a quintessential Roseville shopping experience.
Electronic musician Caly McMorrow is also operations and program manager for Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul. Caly recommends the latest play from Table Salt Productions entitled, “Spring of Freedom, Summer of Fear.” Written by Twin Cities playwright Ali G. Ravi, the play examines how quickly the hopes and dreams of the 1979 Iranian revolution gave way to fear, betrayal and chaos. “Spring of Freedom, Summer of Fear” is on stage at the Lowry Lab Theatre in downtown St. Paul through April 3.
A literary fight to-the-death is going down at Club Jaeger in Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 6, and Allegra Lingo will be there, satisfying her bloodlust. Allega is a writer, performer, musician and co-founder of the Minneapolis-based Rockstar Storytellers. “Literary Death Match” is a nationwide competition sponsored by Opium Magazine which features four local writers who perform their work in front of a panel of three celebrity judges.
Andrew Wilkowske is an opera singer who regularly performs with the Minnesota Opera, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Andy may be a passionate purveyor of Puccini, Verdi and Bizet, but he’s obsessed with the driving disco groove of R&B legend, at least in his own mind, Har Mar Superstar. Har Mar, aka Sean Tillman, is a Minnesota native and former Minneapolis indie rocker who will perform Saturday, April 3, at the Weisman Art Museum at 9:21pm, as part of the Weisman’s WAMplified series.