FETAL unfolds in a Texas abortion clinic on the day Roe v. Wade was overturned by the United States Supreme Court. The intimate theater immersed me in the very realistic set (by Rick Polenek) and I felt like I was in a doctor's waiting room with the actors. Baldwin's script weaves the stories of Lucy (Carolyn Pool), a corporate mother; Cass (Julia Valen), a graduate student exploring her sexuality; Liv (Elena Yazzie), a conflicted teenage girl; and Anne (Kate Beahen), a clinic worker. As the Dobbs decision looms, their choices are scrutinized, revealing the complexity of their decisions to terminate pregnancies.
The climax reveals the court's decision, erasing the notion of choice. Baldwin's storytelling guides a collective realizationâthe only choice left is for the women to unite in adversity.
Baldwin, a Jerome Fellowships recipient, McKnight Advancement Grant awardee has a distinguished career. FETAL serves as a poignant commentary on reproductive freedom, shedding light on the complexities of women's choices. Learn more at tristabaldwin.com.
Frank Theatre's next show hasn't been announced yet, but it will be at the Gremlin Theatre in January of 2024. Get your tickets early -- before they have another sell out!
Ticket Information for Frank Theatre's FETAL
Ticket cost: $30
$25 for students with valid student ID
$25 for seniors 62+ and low income patrons
Limited space! Many performances selling out or close to selling out. Check their ticketing site for more info.
Thursday, November 16th 20237:30 PM
Friday, November 17th 20237:30 PM
Saturday, November 18th 20237:30 PM
Sunday, November 19th 20232:00 PM
*Masks Required for all performances
Directed by Wendy Knox
Scenery by Rick Polenek
Costumes by Kathy Kohl
Lighting by Tony Stoeri
Sound by Dan Dukich
Stage management by Spencer Putney
Ivy Building for the Arts
2637 27th Ave S #208
âMinneapolis, MN 55406, USA
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