Mixed Precipitation is in area gardens, presenting Agent Fidelio: A Picnic Operetta. Emerging from the garden in this adaptation of Beethoven’s only operetta are secret agents, covert operations and undercover antics, all mashed up with many musical surprises and served with a sampling menu of locally sourced bites.
Food is used to tell the story. Performances began Aug. 10 and are held in 14 community gardens on Saturdays, Sundays, and select Fridays through Sept. 15, rain or shine. Food is used to tell the story, with talent chefs as well as talented performers. Project creator Nick Schneider honed his skills in the kitchens of Café Brenda and Spoonriver Café.
The performance is designed for an outdoor garden venue. A sighted guide is suggested for visually impaired patrons. Patrons are encouraged to call Access Coordinator Scottie Hall (415-640-2116) to inquire about parking suggestions and access to each unique venue. Additional info about access can be found at www.mixedprecipitation.org
Space is very limited and reservations are required. Performances are in Minneapolis, Falcon Heights, West St. Paul, Eagan, St. Paul, Hastings, North Branch and St. Louis Park. Suggested donation is $10 to $20 per person. FFI: 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.mixedprecipitation.org