Nature – A “Walking Play” at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Sierra Club North Star Chapter is a proud co-sponsor of the TigerLionArts presentation Nature, the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world. Nature is performed outdoors as a “walking play,” with actors leading the audience on a journey through the natural environment as scenes unfold around them at the Aboretum. In the words of the Star Tribune’s Graydon Royce in his recent review, “What better scenery could exist for a play about two men who drew inspiration from the beauty of the Earth?”

Nature is an extraordinary, family-friendly experience that co-mingles story, spirit, and nature, as a means to reconnect its audience with the natural world. This original work is collaboratively created with Twin Cities writer/actor/producer Tyson Forbes, a direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Bagpipes, ancient flutes, drums and rich choral arrangements are intricately woven into the script. Performances continue Thursday through Sundays until October 12.

The play takes place in the Arboretum’s Johanna Frerichs Garden for Wildlife, a rolling, open grassy expanse traversed by paved walkways and landscaped with interesting native trees and demonstration plantings.  Audiences are encouraged to come early to visit the arboretum grounds

Discounted tickets are available for Sierra Club members, and you can find more information about the play here.


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