Weekend Arts Roundup: Far From Ordinary

the road weeps the well runs dry, cast photo
'The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry' cast photo. Back row, L to R: Keli Garrett, Traci Allen, Santino Craven, Darius Dotch, James Craven; Front row, L to R: H. Adam Harris, Ansa Asyea; George Keller; Regina Williams; Harry Waters Jr. (Travis Anderson Photo)
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MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about to talk about an art event and two productions that present the extraordinary in seemingly everyday people.

St. Paul Art Crawl — This semi-annual event celebrates the work of St. Paul-based artists, with its hub in Lowertown. Find a map and more details at stpaulartcrawl.org.

Ordinary DaysNautilus Music Theater in St. Paul presents this intimate show that is receiving rave reviews. Ordinary Days follows four young New Yorkers whose lives unexpectedly intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, and love through a score of vibrant and memorable songs. The show runs till Oct. 6 and includes two shows each on Saturday and Sunday.

The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry — This play by Marcus Gardley tells the story of Wewoka, Okla.,, the first all-black town in America, and what happens when the new religion and the old way collide when the town's well water runs dry. This play features some of the Twin Cities' best acting talent, and it runs until Oct. 27 at the Pillsbury House and Theatre in Minneapolis.

Marianne Combs joins The Current's Morning Show for the Weekend Arts Roundup every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Read about all the latest arts news at the State of the Arts blog at mprnews.org.

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