Goodbye Cruel World

by Robert Ross Parker, directed by Andrew Chambers
March 11-26, 2017

But it’s for a good cause!

Penniless and jobless, Semyon makes an offhand remark about dying following a marital spat over leftovers. Soon half the town thinks he has announced his intent to end his life. As word spreads, an increasingly ridiculous series of power brokers urges him to commit the deed in the name of their own ignoble causes. Based on “The Suicide” by Nikolai Erdman–a satire banned by Stalin on the eve of its premiere and written by a man who would be exiled for writing it–this colloquial adaptation begs us to consider who is the highest bidder when a man has nothing to lose.

Performing at
The Crane Theater (nimbus theatre’s new space!)
2303 Kennedy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413


Take 35W to the Stinson Blvd exit, go south to Kennedy Street NE and turn right. The Kennedy Building (where the theater is located) will be on your right, go just past it and turn right onto McKinley Place NE. The entrance to the parking lot will be on your right, just north of the building. Enter the theater using the door that faces the parking lot.

Order tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets, or make a reservation by phone at 612-234-7135.

Tickets: $14 – $41, Sliding Scale, at the door.

Performance Dates
Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 12 at 7:30 pm
Monday, March 13 at 7:30 pm (Pay What You Can performance!)
Friday, March 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 19 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 24 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 26 at 3:00pm

The Cast

Maria – Elizabeth Efteland
Serafima – Katie Kaufmann
Semyon – Derek Meyer
Aristarch – Jim Ramlet
Alexander – Ben Tallen +
Eygorushka – Edwin Strout

The Crew

Director – Andrew Chambers +
Stage Manager – Clara Costello +
Set Designer – Brian Hesser
Lighting Designer – Jon Kirchhofer
Costume Design – Mandi Johnson +
Prop Designer – Corinna Troth
Sound Designer – Jake Davis +

+Theatre Pro Rata Company Member


Online Program coming soon!
Goodbye Cruel World play guide
Photo Gallery

Photography by: Charles Gorrill