Chain Reaction Theatre Project is proud to present the world premiere production, “Invisible,” written and directed by Shelley Smith. “Invisible,” based on true stories, is an inspirational, powerful and thought-provoking performance portraying the courageous journeys of five tenacious suburban youths battling homelessness. Invisible, unseen and unnoticed, an estimated 4,000 youths are homeless in Minnesota on any given night. Where are they? How do we not see them? Our youth “sleep” in places such as port-a- potties, buses, light rail trains, in the woods…or they couch hop…while still making it to school and jobs, managing to blend in and remain “invisible.” Smith has been volunteering at Oasis for Youth in Bloomington, listening to the stories of these individuals, and in turn gaining awareness and knowledge of the “unseen” homeless youth living in our suburban midst. Smith’s focused concentration on homeless suburban youth is an intriguing, insightful and important new work is not to be missed.
The play runs approximately 90 minutes. Representatives from various nonprofits, whose missions match the issues in the play, will be at the performance in order to answer questions, provide information and participate in a post-show talkback discussion.
Admission is on a “Pay-as- you-can” basis with a suggested ticket price of $15. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/596733 or at the door by cash, check or credit card. All seating is general admission.
If you are unable to attend this performance or would like to attend again, please come to one of the other performances of “Invisible:”
Oct 15 th , 7pm, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 13000 St Davids Rd, Hopkins
Oct 20 th , 7 pm, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 W Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington
Oct 21 st , 7 pm, Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave S., Bloomington
Oct 23 rd , 7 pm, Crown of Glory Lutheran Church, 1141 Cardinal St., Chaska
Oct 27 th , 7 pm, Community of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10701 Bloomington Ferry Rd.,
Oct 28 th , 7 pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie
Oct 30 th , 3 pm, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 Oak St., Excelsior
Nov 6 th , 7 pm, Woodlake Lutheran Church, 7525 Oliver Ave S., Richfield
Nov 11 th , 7 pm, Edina Community Lutheran Church, 4113 W 54th St, Edina