The Museum of Russian Art Presents “Masha and the Bear,” Original Children’s Play


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What: In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) presents “Masha and the Bear,” an original, educational adaptation of the classic Russian fairy tale. “Masha” is the story of a little girl who gets lost in the woods, is made a servant by a big bear and ultimately tricks the bear into taking her home.

TMORA’s play is geared toward children 12 and under, but audiences young and old will enjoy the interactive performance, which features Russian words and phrases interspersed with TMORA’s original sing-along music.

“Masha and the Bear” is TMORA’s third children’s play presentation. “Snegarouckas and Babushkas” was the museum’s successful inaugural play, followed in 2006 by the popular “Peter and the Wolf.”

Who: The cast is composed of seven accomplished Twin Cities actors, several of which are returning for their third season at TMORA. Heading and directing the cast is local talent Eric Webster, who has recently been in local productions such as “We Gotta Bingo” in the role of Bucky Fuller, the bingo caller, with the Actors Theater of Minnesota, and in “Tony and Tina’s Wedding” as Tony at the Hey City Theatre.

When:   Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 and 17

Performances at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 11 and 18

Performances at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12.50 per person and can be reserved by calling The Museum of Russian Art at 612-821-9045 ext. 75. Seating is limited and reservations are required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Where: The Museum of Russian Art

5500 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis

(Intersection of 35W and Diamond Lake Rd. Exit 46th St. due to road construction.)

The Museum of Russian Art, a non-profit, educational institution, is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of 20th century Russian art and artifacts.

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