USNCCM-11 Social Program (for accompanying persons and guests of participants)
1. Congress Banquet. The Congress banquet will be held on Wednesday, July 27. A banquet ticket is included in your regular registration; however, if you would like to bring a guest with you to the banquet an additional banquet ticket may be purchased for $75 when you register online.
2. The Guthrie Theater, located at 818 South 2nd Street in downtown Minneapolis and a short distance from the USNCCM-11 meeting site, will be presenting two performances during the week of July 24-29. For Congress participants, they are offering discounted tickets for area 2 (mid-range) seating for the following two events. These tickets may be purchased when you register online for USNCCM-11. Each performance begins at 7:30 pm and lasts approximately two hours.
Prices are as follows:
Sunday, July 24 - $37.50
Tuesday, July 26 - $37.50
Thursday, July 28 - $45.50
(GC) God of Carnage is a self-proclaimed “comedy of manners ... without manners” in which the parents of two boys involved in a playground scuffle meet to discuss, logically and amiably, how to deal with the boys. As the evening goes on, the meeting degenerates into the four parents spiraling into irrational arguments, and their discussion falls into the loaded topics of misogyny, racial prejudice and homophobia. The insults they throw at each other are priceless. Loyalty becomes a disposable commodity as spouses turn on spouses and new alliances are formed and dissolved.
(HMS) Gilbert & Sullivan's first blockbuster is among the most popular comic operas in history, loved for its infectious songs, witty libretto and lighthearted satire. A lowly seaman named Ralph has fallen in love with his captain's daughter Josephine, however their social classes prevent them from marrying and she is already pledged to marry an admiral, Sir Joseph Porter. In an attempt to woo her and lessen his "exaltedness," Porter pronounces that "love levels all ranks." Ralph and Josephine heed his message and prepare to elope, yet their plan is intercepted and a long kept secret is revealed, offering an uplifting twist of fate for all. Joe Dowling directs the Guthrie's first production of H.M.S. Pinafore following up on his wildly successful 2004 production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.