Renowned storyteller and unabashed paragon of Minnesota pride Kevin Kling will be gracing an intimate crowd with his presence at Linden Hills Power & Light for a very good cause. The actor, writer, and comedian is slated to read his one-man play 21A, about the goings-on between passengers on the Lake Street bus line that traverses Minneapolis and St. Paul. The play takes place over the course of 10 minutes while the bus's passengers, a group of eight who are strangers to one another, are left alone while the bus driver steps out to grab a cup of coffee and a snack. This special performance will benefit Linden Hills Power & Light, a Minneapolis organization with the goal of creating a greener, more sustainable local community that produces less waste and is informed about how its actions affect the planet. A connection can probably be made between Kling's performance choice and the organization's support of public transportation as a global greening device. The organization posits that taking the bus can constitute an adventure, and it seems that Kevin Kling would agree.
Thu., May 26, 6:30 p.m., 2011