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Opening-Day Performance: The Exception and the Rule

Part of The Museum of Non Participation: The New Deal

As part of the exhibition, artists Karen Mirza and Brad Butler join Twin Cites community members to interpret The Exception and the Rule, Bertolt Brecht’s 1929 play that recounts a tale of corruption, exploitation, and injustice—a tale with compelling parallels to today’s culture. Through this and other “learning plays,” Brecht attempted to promote revolution and make theater explicitly political by revealing its mechanics, breaking down divisions between actors and audience, and making both into active participants.

Players: Jeffrey Berger, Susy Bielak, Florence Brammer, Brad Butler, Chris Conry, Keli Garrett, Rigoberto Lara Guzman, Andrea Jenkins, David Kim, Karen Mirza, Veronica Ochoa, Aaron Rosenblum, Alejandra Tobar, and Yesomi Umolu.


The Museum of Non Participation: The New Deal is organized by the Walker Art Center.

The exhibition is made possible by generous support from Robert and Rebecca Pohlad.