Whenever I book theatre tickets, I tend to aim for a date when some form of post-show discussion will occur. I love the opportunity to gain more insight from those involved in the play as well as audience members. These discussions are also wonderful because we get to talk, not only on a variety of topics, but also face-to-face.
As an usher for student groups during the school year, I have also seen firsthand how post-show discussions give the scholars that extra bit of understanding or chance to satiate their curiosity. I have seen how cast members light up in their interactions with students, eager and honored to learn from each other.
For audience members of any age, these post-show dialogues make our experience at the theatre just that much more meaningful. Park Square Theatre knows this and has been offering an unprecedented number of opportunities to connect with each other after seeing Calendar Girls. A few cast Q&As have already occurred, including one with Twin Cities theatre bloggers, but still to come are two more events not to miss:
Musing: Saturday, July 9, after the 2 pm show
You are invited to gather with fellow audience members for an open discussion about Calendar Girls. Artistic Programming Assistant Jamil Jude will be your host in a conversation that will focus on the importance of seeing a diversity of women on stage.
Salon: Saturday, July 16, after the 2 pm show
After the Saturday matinee join community leaders and experts to discuss how women are portrayed onstage and the effects of seeing so many powerful roles played by women. You choose where the discussion leads! Moderated by Alicia Wiesneth.
Come and sit down. Talk much. Listen. Learn. Laugh. Enjoy!