Imagine a beautiful, mysterious, rollicking night of music, theater, poetry and dance inspired by the Mississippi River – and you’ve got A Rhythm Runs Through It, written by Greta Oglesby and performed by Summer Camp Capri students at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 11 at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. The play is free and open to the public.
Capri Artistic Director Dennis Spears is directing the show, which was written in honor of this summer’s National Park Service Centennial. “The mystique and mystery of the Mississippi is helping the students interpret all aspects of the script,” said Spears. “They’re learning to bring the amazing power of the river to the show – and you will feel it!”
Summer Camp Capri middle school-age students are immersed in the arts for five weeks, exploring theater, dance, music, writing, poetry, beat boxing and spoken word. They also have the privilege to work with many talented teaching artists including Oglesby, Spears, T. Mychael Rambo, Diane Robinson of Hollywood Studio of Dance, hand drummer Chico Perez, beat boxing artist Terrell Woods (Carnage), spoken word artist Desdamona and visual artists Doug Freeman and Jonathan Herrara. Augsburg college student and UpTurnships, Inc. intern, Malick Ceesay and three City of Minneapolis Step-Up interns are integral participants in the program this summer as well.
“With its focus on history, the arts and the celebration of our national parks, Summer Camp Capri is, once again, offering a terrific experience for our students,” said Capri Director James Scott. “Please meet us at the confluence of all their learning on August 11.
For info contact James Scott at 612-643-2024 or JScott@pcyc-mpls.org.