WHAT WE'RE DOING
For spring 2018, Fortune’s Fool Theatre will produce the regional premiere of Caryl Churchill's masterpiece The Skriker. This 1994 play, produced professionally only twice in North America, will feature an immersive staging, a cast of 17, and original music by Twin Cities composer Keith Hovis. It will be performed at the Crane Theatre in NE Minneapolis from April 7-22, 2018.
“Whatever you do don't open the do don't open the door.” Mankind is destroying the Earth and the Skriker, a malevolent shape-shifting fairy and death portent, is pissed as hell. In her search for revenge, she leaves the underworld to pursue two teenaged girls in London: Josie, who has murdered her young child, and Lily, who is pregnant. Speaking in riddles, changing her shape at every new encounter, alternately promising glorious wishes and threatening physical harm, she seeks ownership of their souls by any means necessary. A wild chorus of dancing, pounding, singing, wailing spirits, drawn from English folk tales, serves the Skriker in her pursuit of the girls.
April 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.
Performances at 7:30 pm evenings and 2:00 pm, Sunday April 22.
Tickets: $20 general / $18 students, seniors, and Fringe button holders
Pay as Able performance: Thursday, April 12.
Tickets may be reserved at Brown Paper Tickets,
1-800-838-3006 / brownpapertickets
Director: Ben Layne
Stage manager: Megen Ealain
ASM: Alyssa Thompson
Lighting design: Joanna McLarnan
Set Design: Sean McArdle
Prop Design: Terri Ristow
Costume Design: Tracy Swenson
Choreography: Josiah Thompson
Composer/Music director: Keith Hovis
Dramaturg: Callie Meiners
Dialect coach: Joel Raney
Lily: Haley Sisler
Josie: Gabrielle Dominique
Skriker: Ariel Leaf
The Hag: Nissa Nordland
Johnny Squarefoot: Stephanie Johnson
Passerby: Josiah Thompson
Yallery Brown: Keith Hovis
Black Dog: Brynn Berryhill
Kelpie: David Wasserman
Green Lady: Sheree Froelich
Woman with Kelpie: Nicole Laurenne
Girl with Telescope: Megan Anderson
Rawheadandbloodybones: Heather Jo Raiter
Man with Bucket: Michael Quadrozzi
Spriggan: Gail Estelle
Black Annis: Mary Davis
Dead Child: Leah Eckardt