This picture is from Rosie and I performed on the old children’s theater stage at the MN State Fair. It was located indoors on the second floor of the Education Building, and was a magical space to perform.
Unfortunately it was closed the year after this photo was taken. At our last show of the final season Marc Norberg surprised us by showing up with a duffel bag full of camera equipment. He quickly set-up an impromptu photo shoot that captured this moment in time.
Now this theater is the break-room for the Arts A’Fair program. It’s haunting for me to return to this space with the abandoned stage at the far end of the room. I believe that a theater absorbs the energy of a live audience into its bones. When I stand-alone in this empty space I imagine hearing the laughter and applause from past performances still echoing in my ears.
I look forward to making new magic and memories at the MN State Fair. I will be performing my Medicine Show today and tomorrow on the KSTP Heritage Plaza at the new West End Market.
Show Times: 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, and 6:00pm.
I hope to see you there.