Swede Hollow Ghost Sonata


The cast of Swede Hollow Ghost Sonata. (submitted photo)

Sod House Theater and Black Label Movement will be presenting an outdoor, immersive performance in Swede Hollow park to explore the immigration history in Swede Hollow called “Swede Hollow Ghost Sonata.” The free performances will take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. between Sept. 14 and 29 in Swede Hollow Park. Patrons should enter the park at the Drewry Tunnel entrance, which is at the intersection of Drewry Lane and Beaumont Street. Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended, as the performance will include walking. Golf carts will be available for visitors with mobility concerns. In addition to the sonata performances, a number of community events will be held in conjunction with the performances. These events include a Monday, Aug. 26 event at the East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Join members of the cast, artistic team, and the local community as East Side Freedom Library creates and leads a gathering space for residents, artists, and attendees to share stories about their lives and experiences. Another event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, 4 to 5 p.m., at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 East Seventh St. The event will include panelists who will discuss the area now known as Swede Hollow; its history, the cultural communities connected to the land, and its continuing significance in the life of the city. After the panel, attendees can explore the shops and restaurants in the area before making their way to that evening’s performance only a few blocks away. On Saturday, Sept. 21, 3:30 to 5 p.m., join East Side Freedom Library cofounder Peter Rachleff for a walking history tour of the East Side. The tour will start at the East Side Freedom Library and make its way along Payne Avenue. This is a ticketed event, more information can be found at eastsidefreedomlibrary.org. Sunday, Sept. 22, 4 to 5 p.m. the East Side Freedom Library will host panelists to talk about immigration history on the East Side through personal memories and stories. The final community event of the series will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul Brewing, 688 Minnehaha Ave. E after the sonata performance. Patrons and guests will be invited to a panelist conversation exploring contemporary issues surrounding immigration to the state and the country. How do the histories of immigration to Swede Hollow speak to the challenges that current migrants face as they move across borders and boundaries? Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, and all are welcome. More details can be found at www.sodhousetheater.org/swede-hollow-ghost-sonata.

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