OPEN FLAME THEATRE PRESENTS:
A NEW INTIMATE REIMAGINING OF ‘THE GARDEN’
May 19-21st and 26-28th 2023 @ The Southern Theater
UPDATES FROM OPEN FLAME THEATRE FALL 2022
What the hell have we been up to this past year? In 2021, we premiered The Garden at Philadelphia Community Farm in Osceola, WI, where Open Flame Theatre has been in residence since 2017. We finished making that show during the beginning of the pandemic, and so we did an outdoor premiere for what was supposed to be our first ever indoor performance. That premiere was 4 years in the making, and we are so proud of what our 13 person cast and crew was able to pull off. It was truly one of the most exciting and heart-wrenching experiences we’ve had with our company.
After a successful presentation of excerpts of a two-person version of The Garden at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, MA as part of a Magdalena Festival celebrating Double Edge’s 40th Anniversary, we decided we were not done with The Garden. This past summer, we dove back into the script. We are so grateful for those of you who came to see it. If you missed it, well, never fear because in true Walken & Katie fashion, we have decided to reimagine The Garden and remount it at the Southern Theater in May of 2023!
With Richard Newman from The Hinterlands in Detroit, MI back on board to direct this version of The Garden, and Silen Wellington added to the musical team, we are back hard at work on staging and scoring. We will be in rehearsals all winter, to be ready to share this new version of The Garden with you all May 19th-21th, and 26th-28th 2023 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, MN. SAVE THE DATE and keep checking back to our website for updates, events, and early ticket sales!