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Nature: A Walking Play Featuring Emerson, Thoreau & Nature

TigerLion Arts, a professional theater group based in Minneapolis will bring Nature: A Walking Play to both Puposky and Ely this month.  The production takes audiences on a walking adventure through the meadows of northern Minnesota while showcasing the friendship between transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.  The experience includes bagpipes, flutes, drumming, dancing and choral music. 

On today’s morning show, we spoke with Catie Belleveau who is hosting the performance at her Belle Thalia Creative Arts Space in Puposky, Natalie Corcoran who will portray Ralph Emerson’s daughter Ellie in the Puposky shows, and Tyson Forbes who is the great, great, great grandson of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Forbes created the play along with his wife, fellow performance artist Markell Keifer.

Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, bug spray, walking shoes and your love of the outdoors to one of the performances!

Each performance in both Puposky and Ely will have a pre-show music for ½ an hour before the show. Golf carts will be available for individuals with mobility issues. 

Performances will be in Puposky at the Belle Thalia Creative Arts Space at 24011 Hwy 89 NW (14.75 miles north on Hwy 89).Tickets can be purchased at the event or at Brown Paper Tickets.

Friday, August 16 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 17 at 1:00 pm
Saturday August 17 at 6:00 pm
Sunday August 18 at 1:00 pm

Performances will be in Ely the following weekend at Hidden Valley Recreation Area, 1340 Hidden Valley Rd outside of Ely. Ely performance tickets can be purchased here

August 22 • 6 pm
August 23 • 6 pm
August 24 • 1 pm
August 24 • 6 pm
August 25 • 1 pm

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.