Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s RAGTIME is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, RAGTIME confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom, and prejudice, hope and despair. Throughout the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice, and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred.

Content Warning: Contains adult language, racial epithets, simulated violence, gun violence, gunshots, and sexual references.


Production and Creative Team
Director – Adán Varela
Music Director – Walter Tambor
Production Manager – Abbey Dibble
Assistant Director Michael Brown
Assistant Music Director Paul McKenzie
Producer – MacKenzie Brennan
Choreographer – Marley Ritchie
Stage Manager – Emma Inga
Assistant Stage Manager – Amelia Marquez
Scenic Designer – Jami Newstrom
Lighting Designer – Andrew Vance
Costume Designer – Jennifer Schultz
Assistant Costumer Latashia White
Hair and Makeup Design Jennifer Schmidt
Wig Stylist – Katie Gellerman
Props Manager Brandon Reger
Sound – Gideon Lubbers
Photography / Video Steve Campbell

Friday, March 31 – 7:00P
Saturday, April 1 – 7:00P (ASL Performance*)
Sunday, April 2 – 2:00P
Friday, April 7 – 7:00P (Pay What You Can)
Saturday, April 8 – 7:00P
Sunday, April 9 – 2:00P
Friday, April 14 – 7:00P
Saturday, April 15 – 7:00P
Sunday, April 16 – 2:00P (ASL Performance*)

*ASL Interpreters will be located on house right. 

Performance Location
Thomas Edison High School
700 22nd Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418



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