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Comedy Suitcase is a Twin Cities based theatrical production company dedicated to creating live comedy for all ages. Founded in 2010 by Joshua English Scrimshaw and Levi Weinhagen, Comedy Suitcase strives to bridge the gap between imaginative theater for children and sophisticated comedy for adults. In the words of Groucho Marx: “A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five!”

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Minnesota’s Mightiest Heroes Return!

Comedy Suitcase presents:

THE AVERAGERS: CHRISTMAS WAR

Minneapolis, MN, September 24 — Comedy Suitcase presents a holiday sequel to their smash Fringe Festival hit, The Averagers!

“The brilliant comedic minds of Comedy Suitcase”(vita.mn) transform your favorite big screen comic book characters into distinctly Minnesotan superheroes: Captain Average, Iron Range Man, Passive-Aggressive Bulk, Black Wood Tick, Paul Bunyan God of Lumber!  Alone they are underwhelming but together they are… THE AVERAGERS!

But when sculptures mysteriously come to life and attack Black Friday shoppers, the Averagers are forced to destroy the city’s beloved Spoonbridge and Cherry! Fearing for the safety of other cherished landmarks, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board issues an ultimatum: either give Parks and Rec complete control of the Averagers, or give up crime fighting for good! The choice divides the team, pitting hero against hero in an all-out CHRISTMAS WAR!

THREE WEEKENDS ONLY!

Friday Nov 25th, Saturday Nov 26th, Sunday Nov 27th @7pm

Friday Dec 2nd and Sunday Dec 4th @7pm

Friday Dec 9th and Saturday Dec 10th @7pm

Sunday Dec 11th @ 3pm AND 7pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater – 810 West Lake Street in Minneapolis

Tickets: $15 general/$12 with a Fringe button, $6 kids 12 and under

For reservations call (612)825-8949 or visit www.bryantlakebowl.com

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SPRING 2016

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Minnesota’s Mightiest Heroes Return!
Comedy Suitcase presents: THE AVERAGERS

Comedy Suitcase brings their 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival hit to the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater!

“The brilliant comedic minds of Comedy Suitcase”(vita.mn) transform your favorite big screen comic book characters into distinctly Minnesotan superheroes: middle-aged average joe turned not so super soldier Captain Average, trust-fund kid turned inventor Iron Range Man, brilliant scientist turned bottled rage monster Passive-Aggressive Bulk, overworked mother turned super spy Black Wood Tick, and God of Lumber turned idiot man-child Paul Bunyan. Alone, they are underwhelming, together they are… THE AVERAGERS!

THREE WEEKENDS ONLY!
Thursdays – Saturday, March 3rd – 19th
7pm at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street in Minneapolis
Tickets: $14 general/$12 with a Fringe button, $8 kids 12 and under
For reservations call (612)825-8949
or visit www.bryantlakebowl.com

Written and Directed by
Joshua English Scrimshaw and Levi Weinhagen

Featuring
Eric Webster as CAPTAIN AVERAGE, Joshua English Scrimshaw as PAUL BUNYAN
Levi Weinhagen as IRON RANGE MAN, Laura Zabel as BLACK WOOD TICK
Matthew Kessen as PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE BULK, Rachel Austin as BABE the BLUE OX
Irene Weinhagen as MAGGIE SUNDGAARD
Dan Hetzel as EVERYBODY ELSE

In February, Comedy Suitcase will offer our social media pals a chance to win tickets to The Averagers in our AVERAGERS ART CONTEST! To learn more, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Also in February, Comedy Suitcase will relaunch our podcast, REASON GONE MAD. Every episode, hosts Joshua English Scrimshaw and Levi Weinhagen discuss (and geek out over) the work of a classic 20th Century comedian. In honor of the Averagers, our February episode will focus on one of our favorite superhero spoofs – The Tick by Ben Edlund. Listen to our first season of episodes at http://www.comedysuitcase.com/reason-gone-mad/.

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