The show is inspired by the true story of Arnold working in Twin Cities real estate during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Barbara was a teenager at the time and she witnessed her father helping to integrate white suburban neighborhoods by selling houses to people of color.
Barbara and her family faced serious consequences for her dad's public stand. Three years ago, while she was earning her Master of Liberal Arts at Hamline University, Barbara turned this historical and personal story about her life into her thesis. "I was the victim of much racial bullying as a young teen as the result of my father's stand. Writing and producing 'Leaving St. Paul' has been healing for me," states Barbara. For the 2015 Fringe Festival this production was then adapted for the stage and directed by Meredith Larson, who is an active director and actor in the Twin Cities community. Barbara's daughter, Lindsay Teed, plays Barbara in the play.
Ticket Information for "Leaving St. Paul"
Tue, 8/4 @ 8:30pm
Sat, 8/8 @ 10:00pm
Sun, 8/9 @ 7:00pm
Tickets: $14 plus $4 admission button; kids' tickets (12 and under) are $5 and don't require a button; discounts and multi-show passes available. Tickets at fringefestival.org and at the box office 30 minutes before a performance.
Appropriate for ages 16 and up.
No late seating.
All Fringe shows run 60 minutes or less.