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Jun 4-14, 2015
at The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN)
Visual artist Chris Larson and composer Anthony Gatto join forces to bring the darkly humorous world of Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood to life. Set in The Soap Factory, the post-industrial beauty of a 130-year-old factory turned art gallery, this wild and immersive opera-exhibition takes the audience on an intimate journey alongside the oftentimes eccentric and always captivating characters of this Southern Gothic tale. The audience is guided directly into, around, and through the galleries that feature large scale installation pieces, kinetic sculptures, and live music.

Directed by Twin Cities’ favorite Michael Sommers, WISE BLOOD features an incredibly diverse cast of performers including celebrated New York opera tenor Martin Bakari, blues baritone Brian Major, Zoo Animal's Holly Hansen, New York-based singer Gelsey Bell, Baroque music master David Echelard, actor Jason Paul Andrews, and other special guests. The Adam Meckler Orchestra provides the core musical accompaniment to this masterful story of redemption and retribution in 1950s America.

For information on using your Walker membership to purchase your ticket, please email [email protected]
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Commissioned and co-presented by The Soap Factory and the Walker Art Center.
$40.00 + 2.00 service fee
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Thu Jun 4, 2015 @ 8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Fri Jun 5, 2015 @ 8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Sat Jun 6, 2015 @ 8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Sun Jun 7, 2015 @ 8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Thu Jun 11, 2015 @ 8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Fri Jun 12, 2015 @ 8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Sat Jun 13, 2015 @ 8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Sun Jun 14, 2015 @ 8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm)
The Soap Factory
514 2nd Street SE, Minneapolis, MN
Limited street parking is available.

Nice Ride MN to The Soap Factory (station onsite!).

The Soap Factory is a laboratory for artistic experimentation, audience engagement and emerging cultural practice.
The Soap Factory is ADA compliant and accessible. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.