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.

Production Team
Director – Adán Varela
Music Director – Walter Tambor
Choreographer – Marley Ritchie
Producers – Laura Dierke & MacKenzie Brennan
Production Manager – Abbey Dibble

Thursday, November 3 >  6P to 9:30P
Saturday November 5 > 12P to 5P

Callbacks (by invitation):
Wednesday, November 9 > 6P to 9:30P
Thursday, November 10 > 6P  to 9:30P

Friday, March 31 – 7:00P
Saturday, April 1 – 7:00P
Sunday, April 2 – 2:00P
Friday, April 7 – 7:00P
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

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