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Ten Thousand Things Theater brings Electra to Northern Minnesota

Michelle Hensley, Artistic Director 10,000 Things

Ten Thousand Things Theater Company's mission is to bring "lively, intelligent, professional theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts."   This professional troupe takes shows to prisons, women's shelters, low income senior centers and other unexpected locales.   They weave thespian magic without fancy sets and involved lighting. Instead, actors perform on the same level as their audience, leaving all the lights on, creating an intimate, powerful theatrical experience.

Next week, Ten ThousandThings will tour rural, northern Minnesota with the play Electra - an ancient story of revenge and justice.  Electra, like all works 10,000 Things brings to audiences, is a bold, universally relevant story that resonates with audience members no matter their history, current situation, or location. 

In this Area Voices segment, Ten Thousand Things Theater founding artistic director Michelle Hensley talks about their unique performance model, Electra, and the importance of diversity in theater and other sectors. 

Northern Minnesota Electra tour information: 

Emily, MN: October 2, City Hall, 7pm

Outing, MN: October 3, Crooked Lake Town Hall, 3pm

Remer, MN: October 4, Northland High School, 6:30pm

Longville, MN: October 5, Salem Lutheran Church, 7pm

All shows are free to the public, but people are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance.

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.