Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Seedfolks is Showing @RoseTheaterCo - Review

Our family went to watch Seedfolks at The Rose Theater. We went in not knowing what the play was about, and quickly learned that it was one of our favorites!

It's good to get to the show 20 or 30 minutes early because there is open seating.

We walked into a stage filled with 3 big screens, which graphics were on. Throughout the show the graphics changed. In some cases there was animation that was included.

About Seedfolks:

Photo Curtesy Children's Theatre Company Minneapolis, MN

The play was written off a novel. Now I so want to get the book! 

It's a "One-Woman Show" that was made for Children's Theaters. I wasn't sure if a one character play would keep children's attention. It most certainly did capture everyone's attention. 

The actor Sonja Parks plays about 22 characters in the play! She changes her voice, her accent, and her age with each character. 

Photo Curtesy Children's Theatre Company Minneapolis, MN

It starts with a young girl that wants to keep the memory of her grandfather alive by planting been seeds in a junky lot. She clears the glass and trash to plant her beans. Other neighbor's follow in her foot steps. Finally many people have different things planted in the garden. They all plant things for different reasons. Some witness segregation, while others see people coming together. Through it all there is growth in the garden, and in the community. 

We loved the message! 

Cast and Crew:

Actor: Sonja Parks 
Understudy: Joy Dolo

Director: Peter C. Brosius
Set and Projection Designer: Jorge Cousineau
Costume Designer: Sonya Berlovitz
Lighting Designer: Paul Whitaker
Composer/Recorded Music: Victor Zupanc
Sound Designer: Sean Healey
Dialect Coach: D'Arcy Smith
Dramaturg: Elissa Adams
Choreographer: Joe Chvala
Associate Lighting Designer: Craig Gottschalk
Stage Manager: Jamie J. Kranz
Tour Technicians: Kristy Haupt, TBD
Light Board Operator: Matt Benes

Run Dates:

February 23 - March 11

It's best for ages 8 and up. Guess what? The adults in our house loved it too!

Call to reserve tickets: 402.345.4849

  • They have a fun program for the kids! 
  • They have merchandise sold by Oriental Trading Company. 
  • They also sold the book. 
  • They often have cookies you can buy to snack on. 
  • If kids do get restless there's a spot for them to go. 
  • They have a question and answer time after the show that we always stay for. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from The Rose Theater. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


csuhpat1 said...

SO very cool. Thanks for sharing.

mail4rosey said...

I haven't heard of it until now but you've definitely got me interested. I'm glad you had a good time.

Theresa Mahoney said...

You see a lot of great shows there. I think this one sounds pretty powerful. I'll have to check out the novel since I don't live close enough to see the show ;)

Ai Sakura said...

Looks fantastic! I love this quaint little theatre of yours that you visit so often.

Ai @ Sakura Haruka


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