“A Brown Tale” at Capri Theater


What follows is a post I wrote for our Capri Theater Blog:

Artists are by nature entrepreneurial in spirit, but how many times have you asked an artist (or have been asked as an artist):  “Can you make a living doing that?”

Minnesota’s thriving arts scene provides full- and part-time employment for thousands. However, an ever-changing creative economy means that independent artists are always searching for new ways to fund and produce their work.

The Capri Theater is staking its claim to be a resource to artist entrepreneurs. Today we’re pleased to announce a special partnership we have established with actor and playwright James T. Alfred for his presentation of “A Brown Tale,” which opens on Capri Saturday, Sept. 6. (Click here to order tickets.)

Directed by Lou Bellamy and performed by James, “A Brown Tale” premiered to rave reviews this past September at Penumbra Theatre’s Claude Edison Purdy Festival for Individual Artists.

Since then, James has been searching for a venue that would work for him to produce his one-person show. He explored possibilities with us just one month after our “Capri Conversation” focus groups and online survey in March revealed a desire for more theatrical productions at the Capri. You also told us that you value the Capri’s support to artists as an affordable performing arts venue. The timing for James and for us couldn’t have been better.

As a collaborative partner, the Capri Theater is providing an affordable space for James to produce his show, and our team is offering its marketing and production expertise. Our Capri Youth Apprentices will operate their concession business during this theatrical run, and they will assist with front-of-house duties. TicketWorks is managing ticket sales. James, as a most creative impresario, is producing his show.

“A Brown Tale” marks the first multi-week theatrical run in recent history at the Capri Theater. It’s a major milestone for us, as well as for the show’s producer and star, James T. Alfred. To learn more about “A Brown Tale,” click here.

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