Loosely based on Aeschylus' The Suppliants, The Ravagersturns an abandoned Minneapolis treasure into a timeless adventure. When the 50 daughters of King Danaus are set to marry their 50 Aegyptan cousins, the king orders the women to kill their new husbands on their wedding night. All follow the orders, except for one.
2018 Production February & March 2018 The X Lab at Can Can Wonderland 755 Prior Ave. N. Saint Paul, MN 55104
2011 Production October & November 2011 The Hollywood Theater 2815 Johnson St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55418
"By the time the doomed wedding feast comes near the end of Act One, we're in the world with the characters, to be let out only after the curtain call." - Ed Huyck, Review from the CityPages
"YOU MUST see this show. This is amazing theatre created right here in Minneapolis, it uses our talent, our space, our people, and is done for us. Don't miss this show. It has stayed with me since seeing it Friday and has only grown on me. This is the type of theatre that I love... Right now it's my sleeper hit of 2011." - Damon Runnals, audience member
"The Ravagers is another of those rare ensemble-created works that really works. Given that it’s just as epic a story as it is an epic ensemble—22 actors in all—the chances for it to go off the rails only increase. The success of The Ravagers, despite the high degree of difficulty, only makes it that much more impressive." - Matthew Everett, Twin Cities Daily Planet
"I see a lot of theatre. That's a given. Rarely do I see theatre that punches me in the gut the way Savage Umbrella's THE RAVAGERS did last night. It was elegant, disturbing, and so human. Go see it." - Timothy Otte, audience member
"I honestly try to reserve the use of the word "sublime" for situations that truly deserve it, and this production, especially its gorgeously executed pivotal sequence, was a sublime theatrical experience for me. Holy buckets, people, Savage Umbrella is risking and succeeding." - Tom Borger, audience member
"This ingenious and hauntingly evocative production benefits from an ethereal sound design by Elliot Durko Lynch. Sonya Berlovitz’s perfectly simple costumes are snatched right out of a dream." - John Townsend, Lavender
FEATURING 2018 Production Gracie Anderson, Fernanda Badeo, Emily Carlson, Morgen Chang, David Coral, Lauren Diesch, Peyton Dixon, Matthew Englund, Erin Farsté, Michael Johnson, Laura Leffler, Natavia Lewis, Eric Marinus, Antonia Perez, Eli Purdom, Cameron Reeves, Daniel Sakamoto-Wengel, Courtney Stirn, Patrick Webster, and Nick Wolf.
Writers . . . Blake E. Bolan, Laura Leffler Director . . . Hannah K. Holman Assistant Director . . . Meghan Gunderson Stage Manager / Production Assistant . . . Helena Mueller Costume Design . . . Sonya Berlovitz Set / Props Design . . . Abbee Warmboe Lighting Design . . . Jim Eischen Fight Choreography . . . Meredith Kind Sound Collaborator . . . Nissa Nordland Voice Consultant . . . Foster Johns ASL/Deaf Interpretation . . . Asher Edes, Ico Ahyicodae, Robyn Lehmann-Doane, in consultation with Ron Harmount, Jr.
2011 Production Scott Keely, Laura Leffler-McCabe, Emily Dussault, Tamara Titsworth, Kathryn Fumie, Lindsey Cacich, Starla Larson, Jami Jerome, Hannah K. Holman, Kris Ness, Emily Chang, Bob Hammel, Carl Atiya Swanson, Adam Scarpello, Ben Egerman, Paul Rutledge, Cody, Stewart, Bryan Grosso, Russ Dugger, Andrew Young, Mason Mahoney, Zachary Schaeffer
Director / Co-Writer . . . Blake E. Bolan Co-Writer . . . Laura Leffler-McCabe Stage Manager . . . Claire Nadeau Production Intern . . . Molly Leahy Sound Design . . . Elliott Durko Lynch Set / Props / Lighting Design . . . Abbee Warmboe Costume Design . . . Sonya Berlovitz Costume Assistants . . . Christina Lein, Ellen Kirk, Jordan West, Lauren Dussault, Sarah Lopez, Mary Mueller