Category Archives: Minneapolis, MN

Looking Back, Looking Foward: Pillsbury House Theatre Assesses its Journey with Lark and “the road weeps…”

With Pillsbury House Theatre’s production of Marcus Gardley’s the road weeps, the well runs dry wrapped up, the only lingering business confronting the theater leadership is reflection and analysis of the production and their process. “People seemed to love the … Continue reading

Posted in Minneapolis, MN, Volume XI. Mar-April 2014 |
Taking Stock with Marcus Gardley

A Conversation with the Playwright About the road weeps… Rolling Premiere THE ROAD WEEPS BULLETIN (RWB) recently had the opportunity to chat with playwright Marcus Gardley (MG) about the many manifestations of the road weeps…the well runs dry, particularly community … Continue reading

Posted in Minneapolis, MN, Volume X. Dec-Feb 2014 |
Twin Cities Not Done with the road weeps…

Pillsbury House Theatre’s production of Marcus Gardley’s the road weeps, the well runs dry might be over now, but Twin Cities communities are still ablaze in conversation about it. “Minneapolis/St. Paul is desperate for these stories,” said Dr. Kathleen DeVore, … Continue reading

Posted in Minneapolis, MN, Volume IX. Oct-Nov 2013 |
Dialogue at Pillsbury House: Migration Explored Through the History of Seminole Creeks and African Americans

On Friday, August 23, about 70 community members and artists gathered at Pillsbury House Theatre in South Minneapolis to discuss themes and questions around Marcus Gardley’s provocative new play the road weeps, the well runs dry, which opens next month. … Continue reading

Posted in Minneapolis, MN, Volume VIII. August-September 2013 |
Director Marion McClinton Helps Shepherd in New Wave of Black Voices in American Theater

Pillsbury House Theatre’s production of Marcus Gardley’s the road weeps, the well runs dry is officially up and running: veteran director Marion McClinton has been enlisted at the helm, for a late-fall opening, and casting has already begun. McClinton, who … Continue reading

Posted in Minneapolis, MN, Volume VII. May-July 2013 |
Plans for Fall 2013 Production Underway

Strategic, intentional, and well-placed steps are what bring the production of a new play to the stage, and Pillsbury House Theatre, a community institution in the Twin Cities, is doing just that with “the road weeps, the well runs dry.” … Continue reading

Posted in Minneapolis, MN, Volume VI. Jan-April 2013 |
Faye Price on Preparation For the Play

Although the wait may be longer than originally anticipated, when Pillsbury House Theatre brings Marcus Gardley’s play the road weeps, the well runs dry to the stage, it should be well worth the wait, according to Faye Price, Pillsbury House … Continue reading

Posted in Minneapolis, MN, Volume V. July-August 2012 |
Critical Education is Key to Exploring American Indian-Black Relationships in Minnesota

Is the history of Black-American Indian relations that Marcus Gardley’s play “The Road Weeps, the Well Runs Dry,” really a hidden history? Perhaps it simply reveals issues that the dominant (white) culture considers irrelevant, so does not highlight…or perhaps the … Continue reading

Posted in Minneapolis, MN, Volume IV. May-June 2012 |
How long must The Road Weep for us in The Twin Cities?

Every quagmire is a potential opportunity if viewed sideways, so the saying goes. Sitting in the circle of a community gathering of mostly Black folks and a few Native folks a few months back, I began to wonder how the … Continue reading

Posted in Minneapolis, MN, Volume III. Mar-April 2012 |
In Marcus’s Words,
The Road Weeps…

  This video was recorded during Marcus Gardley’s recent visit to the Twin Cities, November 17, 2011. Gardley was in town to take part in a Community Convening on Pillsbury House’s upcoming production of his play The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry. … Continue reading

Posted in Minneapolis, MN, Volume II. Jan-Feb 2012 |