Poignant Comedy/Drama Where We're Born Asks Whether You Can Ever Go Home
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Legend has it that Sidney Poitier was so moved by the story of The Lilies of the Field that he waived his usual salary -- not knowing he would later win worldwide fame (and an Oscar) for his portrayal of the hard-headed Homer Smith. From the moment it was published as a novel by William E. Barret, The Lilies of the Field has had a special effect on people. Experience it yourself when Open Window Theatre presents this heart-warming stage adaptation. Headed west in search of a new beginning in the mid-1950s, black Southern Baptist itinerant worker Homer Smith encounters a group of Catholic nuns scratching out an existence in the remote Southwest. Mother Maria Marthe, convinced that Homer was sent to them by God to build them a chapel, persuades him to stay (without pay) and take on this seemingly impossible task. The faith of all are tested, proving that friendships and miracles alike come in all forms. Learn More
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Featured review from Mark Goddard
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Not a dramatic experience for everyone. Language and sexual content may offend some, but I think the grittiness is an accurate reflection of the dramatic environment the playwright is attempting to establish.
The cast was strong and compelling. A unique and satisfying night of theater.
Quotes & Highlights
“Cooper’s strong ensemble gives Thurber’s dialogue life … Becka Linder’s Franky is a masterful portrayal of the high school beauty facing a lifetime of diminishing returns, while Anthony Neuman creates a Tony that’s a complicated blend of paternalism, insecurity and burgeoning violence.” —Star Tribune
Read a preview of the show on Minneapolis City Pages.
Featuring Seth Conover, Becka Linder, Lindsay Marcy, Anthony Neuman, and John T. Zeiler
_Please be aware that this play contains strong language, drug use/smoking, violence and sexual content.