308 Prince St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
Region: St. Paul (Downtown)
Starting this week, audiences will be able to check out Nautilus Music-Theater's new space at the studio presentation of Ordinary Days, a piece by composer/lyricist Adam Gwon. The company hasn't moved very far — it's still in the Northern Warehouse in Lowertown, where it's been located for 19 years — but artistic director Ben Krywosz says that the members' artistic aspirations were outgrowing their old venue. When a larger studio became available on the first floor, "we saw it as a great opportunity to be a more visible part of the Lowertown renaissance," he says, referring to all the new activity in neighborhood, such as the Union Depot, the incoming light rail, and Bedlam's Lowertown location. The new space has taller ceilings, bigger windows, more room, and, perhaps most importantly, is street accessible. The new venue "offers a wider variety of staging and lighting options, while still maintaining the visceral intimacy that has become the hallmark of our studio productions," Krywosz says. Ordinary Days' cast includes Keri Rodau, Doug Scholz-Carlson, Jill Anna Ponasik, and Max Wojtanowicz. It continues Nautilus's series of chamber music-theater pieces, such as recent productions of Joan of Arc and The View from Here.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 19. Continues through Oct. 6, 2013