The Urban Hermit
A recluse in the city finds connection through street busking.
“Master storyteller unveils new work . . . employing movements both exaggerated and simple to weave her tale.”
- Lawrance Bernabo, Duluth NewsTribune
“Nelson blooms as a street busker . . . [in] this sweet, sad, rich tale.”
- Kristine Osbakken, Duluth Reader
Everybody has their own reasons for hiding out in the city. After losing her crutch of alcohol, this hermit gets pulled out of her shell slowly, coming out and finally finding connection through street busking. A margins-to-center coming of age tale told through musical theater. PHOTOS BELOW
“When the sun is rising/I fall into my bed/Only when it’s dark I venture out . . .”
Comedy/Drama, adult content
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Often the end of one story is the beginning of another. The story that interests
Urban Hermit creator Rachel Nelson after someone recovers from
addiction or illness is - Ok, so what now? For this character, the new
story is about coming out, accepting herself, and learning how to connect with
others. Music helps her do this.
THE URBAN HERMIT PREMIERED June 21-23, 2012 at The Play Ground, Duluth, MN
AND PLAYED the MN Fringe August 2-12, 2012 in Minneapolis, MN
Read Fringe audience reviews and Duluth reviews here: http://www.fringefestival.org/2012/show/?id=2256
PLAY GROUND run photos by Linda Melcher; 'TEDDY' shirt show image photos by John Blumenfeld
Rachel thanks the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council for monies granted to develop and rehearse this show.
Rachel Nelson is a fiscal year 2011 recipient of a Career Development grant from t he Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (www.aracouncil.org) which is funded in part with money from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008; an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature; and the McKnight Foundation.
'TEDDY' shirt show image photos by John Blumenfeld
08/28/2012 Copyright BardLive Music 2012