A New Brain

This show is open to high school students.

When

Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Where

Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431

About the Show

Gordon Schwinn is the frustrated composer of a children’s TV show who, on one otherwise ordinary day, collapses into his lunch and wakes up in the hospital. As doctors and nurses fly in and out of his room, trying to figure out what’s wrong with his brain, Gordon drifts in and out of consciousness as he contemplates his life, legacy, and the meaning of music—all while navigating his relationships with his best friend, mother, and boyfriend. Oh, and he’s also being haunted by Mr. Bungee, an imaginary frog and the star of the children’s show he’s supposed to be composing for. A semi-autobiographical musical by Tony Award-winning composer William Finn, A New Brain features Finn’s signature lyricism and is an unexpectedly funny, relatable, and ultimately touching meditation on how beautiful the world is when we slow down enough to look.

Contains mature themes and language. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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Request Tickets Online

or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to high school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Artistry, for providing tickets to students at no cost.

Themes

  • A man is facing a mortal uncertainty: will the surgery be successful? Will he wake up again? If so, will he retain his faculties and remember who he is, and who his loved ones are? To various degrees, we all experience uncertainty. How do you process it? How do your loved ones process it? What might we learn from those experiences?

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