Preparing to write this post about the next production at Nimbus Theatre I realize that it’s five years since my first post about what was then a fledgling newbie on the Northeast Minneapolis theater scene. Today Nimbus is practically venerable! (https://www.facebook.com/nimbustheatre/)
And yet the theater is as fresh and innovative as ever. Opening this weekend at Nimbus is a new production entitled Redemption, written by Josh Cragun who is also co-Artistic Director of Nimbus. The production is directed by Mitchell Frazier.
Redemption shares the stories of individuals “confronting the difficulties of re-entering society after incarceration.” The play addresses the perplexing question “When is a person redeemed?” It is a dilemma both poignant and timely.
Redemption opens Saturday, April 29, and runs through May 14. Performances are at The Crane Theater, 2303 Kennedy Street, NE. (https://www.cranetheater.com/node/13) The theater is a block off Stinson, between Hennepin and Broadway Avenues. Parking and the theater entrance are at the back of the building.
The redemption plot is one of the oldest story shapes.