Jan 2018: A Pickle at the MN Jewish Humor Fest

Really Spicy Opera is proud to present the return of Deborah Yarchun‘s play A Pickle for the 2018 MN Jewish Humor Festival. This darkly comedic look at the Minnesota State Fair, pickle prejudice, and culture clash stars Angela Timberman (recently seen in the Guthrie’s Royal Family and Park Square’s The Realistic Joneses) as Doris.

Based on a true story.

Angela Timberman as Doris in A Pickle.
Doris (Angela Timberman) sets the record straight on Minnesota’s Jewish history.


The MN State Fair rejects Doris’ traditional kosher pickles claiming they “look” spoiled. Something funky’s going on and she’s gonna raise hell. A darkly comedic look at pickle prejudice. Based on a true story.

Performance Date

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

A Pickle has sold out 100% of its performances so far – buy your tickets in advance to make sure that you get a seat!

Cast & Creative Team

General Information

Critical Praise

“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.” – Twin Cities Arts Reader

“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.” – Crystal Duan, Star Tribune

“A nearly perfect hour of theater…a great story, well written, and personified brilliantly by Angela Timberman, so personable and funny and real. It’s no wonder this show sold out all (or nearly all) of its performances and won the encore slot.” – Jill Schafer, Cherry and Spoon


Angela Timberman in A Pickle.

Cultivating drama that burns and music that sates.