Three kids — Kenny (Alex Galick), his sister Edith (Isabella Dawis), and their friend Benji (Matthew Cerar) — are all but abandoned on a farm in remote Middle America. With little adult supervision, they feed and care for each other, making up the rules as they go. But when Kenny’s relationship with Benji becomes more than friendship, and Edith shoots something she really shouldn’t shoot, the formerly indifferent outside world comes barging in whether they want it to or not.
Contains strong language and sexual content. Recommended for ages 13+.
Special programs and events for Edith include:
• A community forum entitled Before ‘It Gets Better’: Supporting LGBTQI Youth was held at Augsburg College on Sunday, February 26 at 1:00 pm.
• Sunday, March 18 – 2:00 pm performance was ASL interpreted and Audio-Described. Special discounts for any performance available for patrons utilizing ADA services. Contact the Mixed Blood Theatre box office for details. 612-338-6131
• Lavender Magazine’s “Night at the Theater”– March 22 at 7:30 pm. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided beginning at 6:30 pm in the Mixed Blood Theatre lobby.
• Post-show discussions will be held after the 2:00 pm performances on Sunday afternoons March 18 and 25.
"Sometimes a production will have great performances. Sometimes [it] will have a fun and challenging script, [or it] will benefit from highly skilled direction. Edith Can Shoot Things... has all three."
"Matthew Cerar's big moment as Benji is among the most giddy and joyful (and funny) of the whole evening."
"...an ode to fractured families that stumble along as best they can, and a valentine to puppy love (even if, perhaps especially because, the love blossoms between two unlikely young men). Hanging out with Edith and Kenny and Benji is like breathing fresh air after being cooped up indoors all winter."
~ Matthew Everett, Twin Cities Daily Planet
"Pamatmat's script is dense and rich, embracing the cauldron of youthful emotions and crafting a world that makes perfect sense to the characters but would rightly horrify any responsible adult."
"Isabella Dawis does a phenomenal job as Edith, never letting [her] inner anger move too far under the surface, convincing you that this is a character who is truly capable of anything."
~ Ed Huyck, City Pages
"Pamatmat’s is a writer of power and originality."
"Isabella Dawis is wonderful as the quiet, older-than-her-years Edith. [She] is genuinely scary, eyes flashing with a combination of insanity and instinctive knowledge."
"Alex Galick excels as Kenny...handsome, passionate, vivid and heartfelt."
~ John Olive, HowWasTheShow.com
"A worthwhile look into life situations that are none too unique. The author has fashioned an intriguing coming of age story [that] deserves to be seen. "
"Isabella Dawis is particularly terrific as the paradox that is Edith."