Sun, Aug 08



PickUp Truck Opera

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PickUp Truck Opera

Time & Location

Aug 08, 2021, 2:30 PM

Oronoco, 7499 60th Ave NW, Oronoco, MN 55960, USA

About the Event

Make it a full afternoon of music, theater and great food!  Come to both the PickUp Truck Opera and Summer Sundays Pizza & Music! 

  • ORDER  PIZZA & MUSIC of BECKY SCHLEGEL (CLICK  LINK TO ORDER  PIZZAS) ONLY) 4 p.m.                                Note: PIzza quantities and parking are limited;  you must pre-order pizza (s) at this link to ensure you will get  pizza and to stay for music of Becky Schlegel!)
  • PickUp Truck Opera & Pizza package for two - ORDER ON THIS PAGE                                                                              (includes 2 opera admission, one pizza, 2 beverages)

Mythic monsters, enchanting sirens, and a flesh eating cyclops. All this epic action packed onto a pickup truck! This adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey, uses selections from Monteverdi’s 1639 opera, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland), told with the spirit of a country carnival. Our production features a musical mix of baroque melodies and Dolly Parton tunes.

The Pickup Truck Opera is family friendly fun for all ages. 

A suggested donation of $10 – 25 per person helps us keep gas in the tank. All are welcome at our performances.

This performance is approximately 75 to 90 minutes, and includes all THREE EPISODES of The Odyssey.

  • Episode 1: Penelope and the Carnival of Menace
  • Episode 2: The Voyage of Ulysses
  • Episode 3: Telemaco Fights Back.

We will follow CDC guidelines for outdoor public events. Masks, social distancing, and a great attitude encouraged. (Vaccinations are great too) 

In addition to 16 epic performances, we’re also bringing pop-up performances to neighborhoods all over the state. Thanks to the Minnesota Fringe Festival and the Downtown Improvement District, we’ll be performing downtown with the Out of the Box Series. The St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts, the Rochester Art Center, and Rochester Start-Up Event Grant