Hit the Wall

This show is open to high school students.

When

Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:30pm

Where

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

About the Show

Performed by Mixed Precipitation

It’s the summer of ’69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her LGBTQIA+ followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That’s the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Remixing this historic confrontation reveals ten unlikely revolutionaries, caught in the turmoil and fighting to claim “I was there.”

Contains very adult language (including slurs) and explicit police violence. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. 

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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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 partners, Mixed Precipitation and The Southern Theater, for providing tickets to students at no cost.

Themes

  • This play is fictional, but based on the real-life uprising at Stonewall Inn, which started in the early hours of June 28, 1969. People who were there that night have contrasting memories of how exactly the rebellion happened, but everyone agrees that it happened, and it helped to fuel the movement for LGBT rights. Why do you think people find it so important to get all the historical details right? What if total agreement on those details never happens?
  • In statistics, there is the classic comparison of correlation vs causation. In this play, it applies to the timing of Judy Garland’s funeral and the Stonewall uprising; they both happened in NYC within the same day. Some say the two events were connected, that emotions from the funeral directly caused the uprising at Stonewall Inn. Others say that the two events were merely correlated; the uprising happened for many other reasons than Garland’s funeral. What are other examples of correlation vs causation that you have heard about?

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Videos

A look at the contrasting perspectives on what happened at Stonewall Inn