ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the cast of “The Whale”

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Our regional premiere production of The Whale opened last night to a sold-out house and a standing ovation! Critics are hailing the production and tickets are flying out the door! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

This play has us thinking about our own lives, and what we’d do with one week left to live. We’ve asked our cast and crew to chime in as well, as a way of introducing you to them before you see the show. Next up, a talented local actress who also happens to be one of our favorite people, Michelle Juntunen!

If you had one week to live, where would you go?

A giant cabin on a lake. Probably on Madeline Island.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

I would want to spend it with select family members and close friends.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

Lobster and steak. Great wine. And lots of coffee and pie.

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ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the cast of “The Whale”

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Opening night of our regional premiere production of The Whale is tomorrow! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

Since it’s just one day until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend the days we have left introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. Next up, an actress making her Renegade stage debut, Agatha Pokrzywinski!

If you had one week to live, where would you go?

I would spend my last week outside. I would sit by Lake Superior and swim in it, no matter how cold. I would go on a whole lot of hikes around Duluth, take in the autumn splendor, and have picnics in places with quality vistas. If I could skip the 16 hour plane ride I would visit Shanghai, China a city that I hold near and dear to my heart.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

My mother, father, brother, and my lovely dog Cora. Along with a few of my oldest friends and Harry Potter.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

A lot of goat cheese, dark chocolate coated ginger, pesto, good bread with olive oil and balsamic, tempeh ruebens, lates, raspberries, beets, pine nuts, peppermint bon bon ice cream, carrot cake, green beans, kale, chocolate chip cookies, biscotti from Trader Joe’s, bruschetta, waffles, and pumpkin bread.

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ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the cast of “The Whale!”

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Opening night of our regional premiere production of The Whale is this Thursday! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

Since it’s less than one week until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend the days we have left introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. Next up, one of Renegade’s most favorite people, Jody Kujawa!

If you had one week to live, where would you go?

I would go out to New Jersey and jump the wall around Bruce Springsteen’s house. Then I would hop in an armored vehicle and see how close I could get to Area 51 in Roswell, New Mexico.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

I would spend it visiting friends and family and I would take my dogs everywhere I went and tell everyone to fuck off if they don’t like it.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

I would eat sushi, tacos and nachos. And I would start smoking again.

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ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the cast of “The Whale!”

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Opening night of our regional premiere production of The Whale is less than one week away! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

Since it’s less than one week until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend the days we have left introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. Next up, an actor fresh off his Renegade debut in Marie Antoinette, Kjell Hinkel!

If you had one week to live, where would you go?

I’d go to Lester or Hartley a lot probably. Growing up we were often in the woods, and I think I’d need the insulation and isolation.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

I think I’d handle this selfishly and keep to myself, but hopefully I would also be able to get in one more run of D&D with my group. But let’s be real, our schedules would never line up with such short notice. Of course my family.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

I’m not much of a food person, I’d eat what I already eat: Peanut butter sandwiches and raisins mainly.

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ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the director of “The Whale!”

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Opening night of our regional premiere production of THE WHALE is less than one week away! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

Since it’s less than one week until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend the days we have left introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. Next up, a director who has worked on some of our favorite productions, Julie Ahasay!

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If you had one week to live, where would you go?

I would head for the Boundary Waters, get in a canoe and try to die in the middle of the lake very late at night as I watched the Northern Lights.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

I would want Lane Ellis right there with me. And our cats, even though I would die knowing they hated me for making them float around in a canoe.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

I would eat walnuts, kalamata olives, vine-ripened tomatoes and popcorn.

And whiskey. Lots of it.

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ONE WEEK TO LIVE w/ the cast and crew of “The Whale”

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Opening night of our regional premiere production of THE WHALE is just one week away! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

Since it’s one week until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend those seven days introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. First up, an actress last seen on the Renegade stage in THE BIRDS, Carrie Mohn!

bw-headshotIf you had one week to live, where would you go?

I would go to the beach. So, ideally, I would be dying in the summertime.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

My friends and family. Duh.

… And if James McAvoy wanted to join us, I wouldn’t say no.

 

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

Truffles, lobster, steak, pie, Tiramisu, garlic mashed potatoes, champagne, bourbon, (okay, I added drinks, I know…) chocolate cake, Michelle’s apple crisp with vanilla ice cream, Chicken in a Biskit crackers, anything from a good Mexican restaurant, and mushrooms.

Yes, THAT kind of mushrooms.

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The 2017 Renegade Season Pass!

Plus a to-be-announced 5th show in December!

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The 2017 Renegade Season Pass

The Best View Is From The Edge Of Your Seat

When you come to a Renegade Theater Company production, you’re not only supporting the local artists who live and work in this community, you’re also getting a night with the boldest, bravest theater around. We believe you shouldn’t have to travel hundreds of miles to experience the plays and musicals that are defying and redefining theater. And now, you don’t have to.
We are proud to offer a flex pass that grants you admission to EVERY show in our 2017 season. The FlexPass costs $80. And here’s what you get:
  • A savings of over 20% off the normal ticket price!
  • Discounted passes are just $68 for students, seniors and artists.
  • Includes a ticket to each of the 5 shows in our 2017 mainstage season: “Hand To God,” “The Pavilion,” “Dogfight,” “Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage,” and a to-be-announced show in December of 2017.
  • Includes assigned seating! Pick your favorite spots in the theater and have them guaranteed for you all year long. Plus, with assigned seating, there’s no need to worry if you show up with only five minutes to spare, you’ll still get your favorite seats in the house!
  • Subscribers can select their seats for any show as well as change their performance date or seating choice at no charge at any time (subject to seat and show availability) by calling our box office at 218-336-1417.
  • Single tickets go on sale three weeks prior to opening night. But subscribers can pick their seats any time! If you want to make sure you get the best seats in the house, call us before single tickets go on sale and stake your claim.

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