When: August 15
Where: Caponi Art Park
Cost: Free, suggested donation of $10.00 – $25.00 per person Get Tickets Here
Parking: Main parking lot
Additional Information: Bring lawn chairs or blankets. It is summer in Minnesota so don’t forget to bring some bug spray just in case!
Mixed Precipitation presents a new production, traveling, and performing on a Pickup Truck! This adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey, uses selections from Monteverdi’s 1639 opera, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland), told with the spirit of a country carnival. Our production features a musical mix of baroque melodies and Dolly Parton tunes.
The production features the journey of Ulysses and his crew returning from 10 years of war. They encounter monsters, vengeful gods, sirens, and a cyclops in a colorful carnival fashion. His wife Penelope contends with intruders in her home while holding out hope for Ulysses’ return. Their son Telemaco faces the future: inheriting a world recovering from war, families coping with long separation, and hopeful reconciliation.
This performance is approximately 75 to 90 minutes, and includes all THREE EPISODES of The Odyssey.
Episode 1: Penelope and the Carnival of Menace
Episode 2: The Voyage of Ulysses
Episode 3: Telemaco Fights Back.
About Mixed Precipitation
Mixed Precipitation’s mission is to create unique events that inspire social engagement. Since 2009 they have presented their signature event, A Picnic Operetta, a lively theater experience touring community gardens, urban farms, parks, orchards, and vineyards throughout Minnesota, the traditional land of the Dakota. The company has showcased local musicians and theater artists with unique adaptations of operas by Mozart, Handel, Beethoven, Purcell, and many others. Their site-responsive outdoor performances have become a Minnesota summer tradition. Previous projects include the Mpls Pinter Studies, and the Winter Olympic Quadrennial salon and opera, Tonya and Nancy (2010, 2014, 2018).