Contemporary playwright Anna Zieglar’s The Minotaur is a pointedly anachronistic work that challenges the indomitability of destiny. Zieglar’s inspired approach is to lend self-awareness to the central characters: the titular half-man/half-bull; his conflicted sister, Ariadne; and the supposed hero, Theseus. Not only are the three figures aware of their place in the story, but each can foresee the inevitable course of their lives as retold for over a millennium. Unwilling to passively accept death, however, the Minotaur seeks to subvert expectations by creating an alternate future of his own determination. Marking the directorial return of former Theatre Pro Rata company member Amber Bjork, this production features a cast headlined by Kip Dooley (the Minotaur), Stanzi D. Schalter (Ariadne), and Derek Meyer (Theseus). One of the Twin Cities’ most inventive companies, Theatre Pro Rata can be expected to draw provocative parallels to our contemporary world. For tickets, go to www.theatreprorata.org.