Brave New Workshop's 2014 winter production ventures beyond traditional romance

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Rachel Levitt

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824 Hennepin Ave, downtown Minneapolis



Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre Ventures Beyond Traditional Romance in 2014 Winter Production



Minneapolis, MN -- The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre will focus on love and relationships in their Winter 2014 production, "A Snowplow Named Desire: Love in Minnesota," which opens just in time for the Valentine's Day love rush.  The show will feature both new sketches and some classic pieces, all of which will explore just about every facet of love and relationships, all through the BNW's trademark satirical lens.


But "Snowplow" isn't just about stereotypical or "traditional" love. Co-director Katy McEwen explains, "This is a show for everyone who has ever been in love, not been in love, thought about being in love, knew someone who was in love and wished they'd shut the hell up about it, or just wants to know, 'What's love got to do with it?'"


The exploration won't stop there. McEwen adds, "And we're not just talking about human love with another human person. Who hasn't loved a sandwich only to lose it in a cruel twist of menu fate? Who hasn't wondered if there isn't maybe just one penguin out there that isn't into the whole lifelong monogamy thing?  We're digging deep into all of these issues for you, whether you like it or not."


Previews for the show run February 6-12, 2014, with opening night on Thursday, February 13. The show runs through March 29. All performances are at the Brave New Workshop Theatre main stage at 824 Hennepin Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for "Snowplow" are on sale now at (612) 332 6620 or


Note: A special Valentine's dinner buffet add-on is available on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15.


"Snowplow" features BNW cast members Lauren Anderson, Matt Erkel, Bobby Gardner, Andy Hilbrands, Tom Reed, Taj Ruler, and Melanie Wehrmacher. The show is directed by Caleb and Katy McEwen. Peter Guertin returns as music director, and Matthew Vichlach will provide technical direction. 


About Brave New Workshop

The Brave New Workshop has been writing, performing and producing sketch comedy and improvisation since 1958-- longer than any other theatre in the United States. Founded by former circus performer Dudley Riggs and currently owned by husband and wife John Sweeney and Jenni Lilledahl, the BNW has become a legendary comedy institution, where audiences enjoy improv and sketch comedy nearly every night of the week. Alums of the Workshop stage include Louie Anderson, Pat Proft, Al Franken, Tom Davis, Mo Collins ("Arrested Development", "Parks and Recreation"), Peter MacNichol ("Ally McBeal," "24"), Melissa Peterman ("Reba", "Baby Daddy"), Cedric Yarborough ("Reno 911," "The Boondocks") and Rich Sommer ("Mad Men," "Harvey").






Title:  "A Snowplow Named Desire: Love in Minnesota"



In "A Snowplow Named Desire: Love in Minnesota," the BNW cast delivers an amorously amusing mix of sketches and songs, new and classics too, exposing the comical and often ridiculous side of love and relationships of all kinds.


Where: Brave New Workshop Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave, Downtown Minneapolis, MN  55403


When: February 6 - March 29, 2014


Schedule Details:


Five Preview Performances: ($18)

Thurs, Feb 6 - 7:30 pm, $18 (preview)

Fri, Feb 7 - 8 pm, $18 (preview)

Sat, Feb 8 - 8 pm, $18 (preview)

Weds, Feb 12 - 7:30 pm, $18 (preview)


Opening Night: ($36)

Thursday, Feb 13 - 7:30pm, $36 (OPENING NIGHT - Note Time!)


Regular Run: ($25 - $30)

Feb 14 - March 29*

Thursdays (7:30p) ($25)

Fridays (8p) ($30)

Saturdays (5pm) ($28)**

Saturdays (8p) ($30)


*A special Valentine's dinner buffet add-on is available on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 for $25 per person. Show tickets sold separately.


**No Sat 5pm performance on March 29.




On sale now

 $18 - $36 (with discounts for preview performances, students, seniors, AAA members, groups and more)

(612) 332-6620

Show info:




BNW Famous Late Night Improvisation

One hour of pure, unbridled improvisation.

Fridays and Saturdays, 10 pm.  $5, or free if you attended that evening's performance of "A Snowplow Named Desire: Love in Minnesota."




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