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Only Ugly Guys

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on June 22, 2024 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 22, 2024 at 7:30 pm

One event on June 23, 2024 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 24, 2024 at 7:30 pm

One event on June 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm

One event on June 28, 2024 at 7:30 pm

One event on June 29, 2024 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2024 at 7:30 pm

One event on June 30, 2024 at 2:00 pm

$10 – $50

A modern romance for the guy inside all of us.

Depravity and enlightenment, protection and liberation, love bombing / situationships / ghosting / et al – ONLY UGLY GUYS delivers a stark reflection on how affection manifests in a non-committal, algorithm-fueled culture.

Placing the audience in the role of voyeur, confidante, enabler, and friend, these scenarios interrogate, “When you have access to anything, what do you really want?”

AGE RECOMMENDATION / CONTENT AWARENESS: Ages 17 and up.
The characters, like people in real life, are complicated. The characters swear, have sex, use recreational drugs, and are sometimes not very nice.

ACCESSIBILITY
Contact us at 612-874-6338 or boxoffice@openeyetheatre.org for accessibility information and requests.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Friday, June 21, 7:30pm PREVIEW
Saturday, June 22, 2:00pm PREVIEW
Saturday, June 22, 7:30pm OPENING
Sunday, June 23, 2:00pm*
Monday, June 24, 7:30pm
Thursday, June 27, 7:30pm
Friday, June 28, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 29, 2pm
Saturday, June 29, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 30, 2:00pm CLOSING

*The Sunday matinee performance on June 23 is masking-required. All other shows are masking-optional.

CREATIVE TEAM
Writer/Producer – Kurt Engh
Director – Grant Sorenson
Poster Designer – Ian Barbineau

BIOS
Kurt Engh (Writer/Producer) is a Minneapolis-based theater producer. He is obsessed with internet culture, obscure YouTube videos, the Midwest and how people get through their day. He transposes experimental practices to narrative stories, addressing how contemporary audiences consume live performance. He has worked onstage at the Guthrie Theater, Theatre Latté Da, Children’s Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. He has worked offstage at The Great Northern, The Public Theater, the Guthrie Theater and the Contemporary American Theater Festival. Engh was awarded grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board (2024-2025), Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (2023-2024), and Tri-M Foundation (2023).

Grant Sorenson (Director) is currently pursuing his MFA in Directing at Boston University, where he has directed The Hot L Baltimore and anon(ymous). Originally from Minneapolis, MN, his directing credits include work at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio, Open Eye Theatre, Crane Theater, Maison Bodega, 7th House Theater, Everwood Farmstead, Wayzata Theatre, Minnesota Fringe Festival, and more. Prior to his career as a director, Grant studied and worked as an actor for over 20 years (he started very young.) His work as an actor has been seen at the Guthrie, Theater Latté Da, Children’s Theatre Company, Yellow Tree Theater, The Playwright’s Center, New Epic Theater, and many more. He is thrilled to return to Minneapolis to collaborate on this new play! Upcoming: Julius Caesar at Boston University. grant-sorenson.com

Ian Barbineau (Poster Designer) is a designer and art director out of Saint Paul, Minnesota and remote. He is currently working at Walker Art Center. ianbabineau.com

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Kurt Engh is a fiscal year 2024 recipient of a Creative Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Details

Date:
June 22
Times:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $50
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.openeyetheatre.org/only-ugly-guys

Organizer

Open Eye Theatre
Phone:
(612) 874-6338
Email:
BOXOFFICE@OPENEYETHEATRE.ORG
Website:
https://www.openeyetheatre.org/the-chinese-lady

Venue

Open Eye Theatre
506 E. 24th Street
Minneapolis,55404
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Phone:
(612) 874-6338
Website:
https://www.openeyetheatre.org/the-chinese-lady

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