"the Medicine show of the 25th century"
Created by Jennifer Ilse, Paul Herwig, and the cast
Choreography, Direction - Jennifer Ilse
Set, Props, Projections, Direction - Paul Herwig
Music/Sound - Gabriel Rodreick (Freaque), and Nick Olller (Headtriip)
Costumes - Pistachio Creampie and melancholy (sometimes)
Jesse Schmitz-Boyd, Gabriel Rodreick (Freaque), Jennifer Ilse, Paul Herwig
pics by Bill Cameron, and screen grabs from opening night
video from this year's tour
Off-Leash Area is thrilled to announce the 2023 Neighborhood Garage Tour, our grass-roots, out-of-the-box neighborhood performance program! For over seven years Off-Leash Area has been bringing original contemporary theater & dance to neighborhoods across the Twin Cities metro, delighting over 3,500 Minnesotans in over 40 diverse communities.
This year’s touring production is “The Medicine Show of the 25th Century”, where in the distant future we follow a troupe of A.I.-hybrid humanoids on a quest to find the mythical “perfect human being”. To fuel their quest, they travel from town to town, hawking a cure-all elixir to an audience desperate for solutions to the world’s toughest problems.
With direction and choreography by OLA Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Ilse, set and projections by OLA Co-Artistic Director Paul Herwig, and sound and music by Gabriel Rodereick (Freaque), and performed by these artists plus long time OLA cast member Jesse Schmitz-Boyd, and lights and technical direction by Jenny Moeller, and costuming by "Melancholy" and "Pistachio".
With “The Medicine Show of the 25th Century” Off-Leash Area invites neighbors of all ages to a fun and imaginative tale told with both raucous comedy and whimsical beauty. Join us for a neighborhood gathering on a beautiful autumn evening in the most surprising and midwestern of venues - a 2 car residential garage - where we prepare together to take off on an adventure of the imagination far, far into the future!