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This show is open to high school students.


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30pm


The Guthrie Theater – Dowling Studio
818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415

About the Show

A Full Circle Theater Co-Production with Guthrie Theater

Christopher Chen’s irreverent, genre-bending play doesn’t begin onstage — it opens with an art exhibition featuring the work of Chinese artist Lin Bo. After the audience views his art and takes their seats, Bo arrives and shares stories about his life and work as a dissident artist in China. But when a New York reporter and her editor join him onstage, everything shifts and nothing is what it seems, leaving the audience to question what is real, what is illusion and what is a figment of their imagination.

Contains mature 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.


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, Full Circle Theater and Guthrie Theater, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • This multi-layered play challenges the audience to reconsider what it assumes to be true about what is presented onstage. What are things we assume to be true in real life, that later turn out to be different than we thought? How do we make sense of conflicting points of view?

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Pre-Play Resource

One segment of the play references a real life case of fabrication, in which monologist Mike Daisey misleads the staff of the radio program This American Life about working conditions in an Apple factory in China. When confronted with conflicting accounts, Daisey admits that not all of the facts in his monologue were accurate, and the radio hosts ask him why he was not truthful about what he changed or exaggerated.

Listening to this story, and its competing points of view, may help to process some of the themes of the play before going to see it. The link is below:

This American Life: Retraction