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Feb. 15-25: 'Ragtime'

Musical will be performed in the Ted Paul Theatre.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 2-6-2018

In the photo, Coalhouse Walker Jr. (Mitchell Evans) and Sarah (Jessica Staples) admire their newborn son. 

MANKATO – In 100 years, have the struggles of American life and society changed all that much? Our timeless contradictions seem woven forever into our fabric: wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair.

These are the conflicts examined in “Ragtime,” a Minnesota State University, Mankato musical to open Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Ted Paul Theatre. As our special Sesquicentennial Season continues, we will take a trip back in time to early 20th century New York City.

About the show: At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing ... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair ... and what it means to live in America.

“Ragtime” runs 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17 and 22-24; and 2 p.m. Feb. 24-25 in the Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Tickets are $22 regular; $19 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $15 for Minnesota State Mankato students.

Contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or for more information.

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