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A Night at the Theatre: Guides out on the Town



We had our first joint outing with the current Guides and Honorary Guides on May 9 at the Jungle Theater in Uptown Minneapolis. The evening began with a simple reception of beverages and snacks in the theater’s reception area upstairs. I think all guides can attest that our interest in the arts extends beyond the boundaries of our beloved Mia building — the camaraderie and conversation that night was delightful and stimulating. There was much excitement in gathering again after so long, and the consensus was — let’s do this again, soon!

 

The production we saw was A Jumping-Off Point by Inda Craig-Galván. This play was relatable to our endeavors as guides and the questions we often ask ourselves. The synopsis: A promising Black writer has just landed her first deal with HBO when her White former classmate shows up and accuses her of plagiarizing his script. The show explores representation, privilege, and who gets to tell what stories. Who has the right to tell a Black story? And when mistakes are made — who is allowed to fail?

 

We most definitely will be planning another outing for next year, and possibly sooner. If anyone has an idea or opportunity that shouldn’t be missed, please let us know.

 

Lyn Osgood and Julie Holland

Social Co-chairs, Guide Council


Photo Credit: Jungle Theatre

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