A Modest Proposal is a world premiere satire inspired by the Jonathan Swift essay of the same name. In 1729 Ireland, the O’Really family has fallen upon hard times. They must take out loan after loan in order to make ends meet as their family continues to grow. Unable to pay off the loans, all seems bleak until word spreads of an enlightening new essay by Jonathan Swift that humbly suggests that when parents can no longer be the bread winners, the children can literally become the bread. Join Box Wine Theatre for a dark and hilarious romp to see what can happen when people just don’t understand satire.
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 23, and 24 at 7p.
This activity was funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.
Box Wine Theatre is accepting director and script submissions for “Raucous Caucus IV”, Box Wine Theatre’s annual 10-minute political play festival. We’re looking for Twin Cities directors and scripts that encompass all sides of the political spectrum. Whether you think of yourself as Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, moderate, or other, Box Wine Theatre wants to hear your voice. This festival is meant to encourage dialogue between opposing views in hopes of letting different political and social beliefs be heard.
Performances will be at Bryant Lake Bowl in January, 2014 with exact dates TBD; most likely weeknights as well as weekends.
More information on submissions check out Box Wine Theatre’s Opportunities page.