Update: Due to blizzard conditions, this performance has been rescheduled for Monday, February 26 at Sabes JCC.
Really Spicy Opera’s award-winning production of Deborah Yarchun’s A Picklewill return January 22 for a special performance at the Sabes Jewish Community in St. Louis Park, MN. A Pickle will appear as part of the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, with Angela Timberman reprising her role as Doris.
A Pickle is based on the real-life story of Doris Rubenstein and the Minnesota State Fair’s pickle-making contest. The play won the Twin Cities Arts Reader’s Best of Fringe award for the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, a BroadwayWorld Regional Award for Best Original/New Work, and a BroadwayWorld Regional Award for Best Actress.
Really Spicy Opera is proud to announce that its 2017 run of A Pickle by Deborah Yarchun has completely sold out its entire run. This 1-woman show about prejudice, ignorance, and the Minnesota State Fair stars Angela Timberman and plays through August 12.
A Pickle‘s world premiere at the Minnesota Fringe Festival sold out within minutes of the box office opening, with the rest of the performances selling out overnight. It is the fastest-selling production of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival.
Critics and audiences agree: Really Spicy Opera’s production of A Pickle is a hit! This play by Deborah Yarchun is the first show at the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival to sell out twice, with a sold-out opening and its second performance entirely sold out in advance.
Critics have been unanimous in praising the production. The Twin Cities Arts Reader praised Angela Timberman’s performance, calling her “one of the best comedic actresses in the Twin Cities…in full form with excellent comic timing…this beautifully lit comedy goes deep and comes out ahead.” The Star Tribune agreed, noting, “the show talks prejudice without being preachy, and the comedic dialogue is impressively colorful. Actress Angela Timberman positively shines in her one-hour monologue, never slowing for a minute.”
Really Spicy Opera’s A Pickle, a one-woman play by Deborah Yarchun, has been generating strong advance buzz from theatre critics. Matthew A. Everett of Single White Fringe Geek named it one of his Top 20 shows to see, praising the script and the chance to see “the phenomenal local actress and comedienne Angela Timberman” on stage. Pamela Espeland named it one of a dozen must-see shows.
A Pickle stars Angela Timberman as Doris and is directed by Basil Considine. The play opens at the Ritz Studio Theater in Northeast Minneapolis on Friday, August 4 at 10 PM, and also plays:
Sun, 8/6 @ 5:30 pm
Wed, 8/9 @ 5:30 pm
Sat, 8/12 @ 7:00 pm
Sun, 8/13 @ 1:00 pm
Runtime: 55 minutes.
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