Park Square Presents
Theatre in Residence Flying Foot Forum

May 31 – Jun 23, 2019

Created and Directed by Joe Chvala
Music by Chan Poling
Drama / Music / Dance on the Proscenium Stage

Wild dancing, heartbreakingly gorgeous music, and a love story. Follow photographer Peter Adamson on a journey with his translator Faruk to save Faruk’s wife during the Bosnian war in the 1990s. Friendship, love and painfully beautiful moments come to life through heart-stopping percussive dance, Balkan party music performed live by members of Okestar Bez Ime, and driving songs by Chan Poling (Glensheen, The Suburbs). 


From the Creator and Director:Heaven is a show of sharp contrasts, filled with beautiful music, love stories and raucous dancing, as it brings us inside the violence of the 1990s Bosnian War. It features members of Orkestar Bez Ime, a Balkan party band, music by Chan Poling, and actors who sing and speak in English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian as they tell this cautionary tale of the need to find common ground rather than fight those who are different from us.” –Joe Chvala

PERFORMANCE TIME: 2 hours, 35 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.

A Flying Foot Forum production.

ADVISORY: Heaven is appropriate for adults and possibly teens 16 and up — parental discretion advised. The play takes place during the Bosnian war and while the play is ultimately hopeful, as the story unfolds, many of the worst situations found in a war are depicted or talked about including stories of mass execution, torture, and sexual violence. There is adult language throughout.

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Graphic calendar for Heaven at Park Square Theatre - for ticket ordering assistance, please call 651.291.7005
 7:30pm  2:00pm

P – Preview
B – 99¢ Bargain Preview
D – Post-show Discussion
O – Opening Night
ASL – American Sign Language
AD – Audio Description
C – Open Captioning

Events and Special Offers

Wednesday, June 5
Stay after the show to hear from the dancers, musicians and the director.

Father’s Day Special!
Treat Dad right with $10 off standard or premium tickets on June 14, 15 or 16. Use code DAD.

Postshow talk | Forensics and Justice
Sunday, June 16
Conversation with Dr. Andrew Baker, Hennepin County Chief Medical Examiner, who conducted forensic exhumations in Bosnia following the war.

Works in Progress Night
Monday, June 17 |
Featuring developing new works by Flying Foot Forum company members. Pay as you are able, no advance sales.

Programs, Justice After Genocide

To deepen our collective understanding of the conflict and of the challenges faced after the Bosnian War, Park Square Theatre and Flying Foot Forum are partnering with World Without Genocide to offer a series of programs that include films, talks, and a compelling personal story of a survivor of one of the 20th-century’s worst massacres.

$10 general public, $5 seniors and students; $25 for lawyers’ CLE credits at most programs; ‘clock hours’ for educators.  No advance registration is required. Read More.

Film and talk | Sex Trafficking and Genocide with FBI Special Agent
Tuesday, June 11 | 7:00-9:00 pm
Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

Post-show discussion | Forensics and Justice
Sunday, June 16 after 2:00 pm performance of Heaven
Park Square Theatre, Proscenium Stage

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Ticket Office
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Saint Paul, MN 55102

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