"Nimble and playful ... this show will be hard to beat."

-The Washington Post


"This polished, highly intelligent, desperately sad show will linger with you.”

-Minneapolis City Pages


update: Animal Engine moves to Minnesota

After 7 years of creating work in New York City, Animal Engine has packed its bags and relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota.  No stranger to these parts, the company has had three critically acclaimed runs at the Minnesota Fringe Festival: zombie circus The Vindlevoss Famiy Circus Spectacular, prairie love story Petunia and Chicken, and Peter Pan reimagining Darlings.

“We really fell in love with this community over the years, and couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining it.  Audiences here are incredibly intelligent, and have a real appreciation for the performing arts,” says Karim. The company plans to keep touring both nationally and internationally, but also root itself strongly in the local community, with several productions currently being planned for 2017.

up next: DARLINGS at the Southern Theater

“Dark, imaginative and well-acted.” -Pioneer Press
“This polished, highly intelligent, desperately sad show will linger with you.” -City Pages
“Physical devised theater at its best.” -Watermark Orlando
Darlings re-imagines J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan” from the perspective of Mr. and Mrs. Darling, two parents struggling with the loss of their children. They search for them by day and tell stories about a place called Neverland by night … where the mermaids will drown you, the pirates might kill you, and you can’t trust the charming little boy with the impish smile. Created and performed by Animal Engine Co-Artistic Directors Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher in collaboration with Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan of the Coldharts, with direction from Melinda Jean Ferraraccio.
“Darlings” will play at Minneapolis’ Southern Theater for an exclusive one weekend of performances after critically acclaimed runs at the Minnesota, Orlando, and Providence Fringe Festivals this past summer.  More info about the show here
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Thursday March 30, 7:30 PM
Friday March 31, 7:30 PM
Saturday April 1, 2:00 PM
Saturday April 1, 7:30 PM
$20 in advance, $24 at the door
available here

in review: 2016 tour

Animal Engine’s new show “Darlings” had successful runs at the Orlando, Cincinnati, Providence, and Minnesota Fringe Festivals. Read the reviews here.  “Petunia and Chicken” had a run at the Capital Fringe Festival, where it was called “nimble and playful … this show will be hard to beat.”  The company also made their third appearance at the International Thespian Festival, teaching devising and physical theatre techniques to high school students and teachers.

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