These Semi-Foolish Things
This website is, of course, about all things Fortune's Fool. Those of you who are big fans just might want to know about other projects that our co-artistic directors, Daniel Pinkerton and Ariel Pinkerton, are doing with other artists and/or other companies. Because they bring a little bit of Fortune's Foolishness to everything they do.
What the hell is Dan up to?
Daniel's musical The Lady with a Lap Dog (music by Robert Elhai) was given its world premiere in 2017 by Fortune's Fool. He wrote a story for our production of To Breed, or Not to Breed and performed it with Ariel. This was the first time the father/daughter duo appeared onstage together. Now is working on a new musical, Cold Planet Warm Heart (music by Robert Elhai), for which he was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Fellowship to fund a June 2022 workshop. Look for a full production in the summer of 2023!
What the hell is Ariel up to?
In 2019, Ariel designed the astonishing lighting for Freshwater Theatre's The Drowning Girls, appeared as Xena in Xena and Gabrielle Smash the Patriarchy! at the 2019 Minnesota Fringe Festival, and, of course, starred as Zetta in Dog Act for us. To Breed, or Not to Breed, you who I always/never/once loved, and The Hysterical Woman (to be produced at the 2022 MN Fringe Frestival) were all her brainchildren.