Written and performed by Eli Effinger-Weintraub
Directed by Lane McKiernan
Artistic design by Leora Effinger-Weintraub
Part of the
Saturday, August 4 - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 5 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 8 - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, August 10 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 11 - 4:00 p.m.
The Playwrights’ Center
2301 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55406
The Playwrights’ Center is a Scent-Free venue. We offer this to accommodate artists and audiences who have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, or who need to reduce their exposure to scents. Please refrain from wearing scented products.
Adults - $12
Students, Seniors, & MPR members - $10
Kids 12 and under - $5
5-ticket punch card - $45 (gets 1 person into 5 shows, 5 people into one show, or any combination in between)
ALL ATTENDEES MUST ALSO HAVE A FRINGE BUTTON - $3
Tickets may be purchased at the Center half an hour prior to show time, or in advance through Uptown Tix, 651/209-6799. There is a service fee of $2.50 for all advance tickets.
Rocket-watching parties, underwear ascots, and chain-smoking, beer-guzzling, one-eyed German architects haunt a wannabe archaeologist in Israel. Hannibal Lecter’s got nothing on…the silence of the chickens.
In June of 1999, possessing no applicable skills beyond a year studying ancient Hebrew, I snuck aboard Andy Overman’s archaeological excavation at Omrit, northern Israel. What ensued were three weeks of triumphs and trevails (but mostly trevails). Just how hot was it? Were the rockets really that close? Can my love life ever recover? Come to the show and find out!
Using a fast-paced style that fuses spoken word, storytelling, and acting techniques, Bye-Bye, Beirut is a one-woman adventure that lets me get intimate with the audience and strip down on stage (Only in the emotional sense. Sorry to get your hopes up). Sure, the strange politics of the Middle East play a role here (how can they not?), but ultimately, this is the story of “dyke vs. herself” that will leave the audience asking, “How far can we push ourselves, and how do we know when it’s time to stop?”