Venue Details

The Lowry Lab Theater
in the Lowry Building 350 St. Peter Street St. Paul, MN 55102
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from NanetteS
Red Velvet 48 events 4 reviews

We found "Nest" to be a very moving and fascinating story of a mother/daughter relationship complicated by brain injury and other issues. The acting was wonderful and it was a great production!

reviewed Mar 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from B
34 events 10 reviews

We loved it! Sue, who played the mother, was fantastic. It was great to be able to laugh when the subject matter was really heavy. Well done! And it was also a treating meeting the producers, Jim and Dennis. A super evening out in St. Paul! ...continued

reviewed Mar 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from jabwca
7 events 4 reviews

Thought provoking, funny, sad. Well done,nice balance between serious and humor. Enjoyed the play.

reviewed Mar 05 2011 report as inappropriate
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Katherine has always found being a dutiful daughter difficult, and now her mother’s recent brain damage and increased drinking is making it impossible.  Katherine’s apartment, job and relationship all fall apart with her mother’s surprise visit. Table Salt is thrilled to be producing the world premiere of this nationally recognized play!

Directed by Rebecca Rizzio, and featuring:

Sue: Maggie Scanlan

Katherine: Kara Davidson

Barb: Andrea Guilford

David: Nathan Tylutki

ABout the playwright:

Rachael Brogan Flanery has a B.A. in theater from the University of Iowa and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater Film & Television.  Rachael has performed locally with The Brave New Workshop, Hey City Theater, Hang Kitty Productions, and The Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company. Her plays have been produced in Aspen, Iowa City, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and New York.  Notable works include:  Nest (Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference Finalist; Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist; Reverie Theater Next Generation Playwright’s Contest Semi-Finalist; Stage Spirit Award), At the Bottom of Sterling Lake (Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist; NYC Summer Play Festival Third Round Selection), and One Ring Too Many (George Burns and Gracie Allen Comedy Fellowship).  Rachael earned her second George Burns and Gracie Allen Comedy Fellowship for performing her one woman show Ginger as part of UCLA’s New Works Festival.

Rachael and her one act play Wolves are featured in the documentary of the same name, directed and produced by Bulgarian director Martin Kisslov.  Her play Trilogy, a Play in Two Parts is published by JAC Publishing and can be purchased online at JAC Publishing or (credited as Rachael Brogan).

<em>Darlings</em> Joke Joint Comedy Club <em>Booty and the Beast</em> <em>The Master Builder</em> <em>Urinetown: The Musical</em> Metropolitan Ballet: <em>Sleeping Beauty</em>