We are three odd sisters and a strange ticketmistress who offer free stories and strange dreams. Our performances are short 5-10 minute pieces, designed for very small audiences, and range from eerie storytelling, very silly puppeteering, and truly bad fortunetelling. Read more about the creators here.
where and when
The Tiny Clandestines will occupy a tiny, graying, Vicorian shanty
on the ice of Lake Harriet, Minneapolis,
as part of the Art Shanty Projects.
Shantyland is open
Saturdays and Sundays, January 20 - February 11, 2018
10am - 4pm.
Shanty rendering by Derek Lee Miller
About art shanties
A strange new village awaits you, supported by mere inches of ephemeraly frozen water that separates you from the icy depths and the cold-blooded beasts that swim within it. A whole world of nature and danger beneath your feet! But try not to think about that.* There are so many strange neighbors for you to meet on top of the ice, from notaries to knitters, from minnow memorialists to monarch migrationists.
But enter the house of The Theatre of the Tiny Clandestines, and you never know what you're going to see. Maybe nothing. Maybe something. Either way, it's bound to be very, very stupid.
Notice and recommendation: Winter is cold. Winter in Minnesota is the coldest. Winter in Minnesota whilst you are visiting the Brigadoon-esque event situated atop a frozen lake is superlatively cold. But, do not despair, the emotional weirdness and warmth of this village is worth the drop in temperature.
Wool socks will get you through.
Other clothing also recommended.
*(Really, the Art Shanty and DNR folks are knowledgeable to an unworldly extent. They will pull the shanties to the shore in the case of untrustworthy ice.)
tiny clandestine shows
The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey
A delightful shadow puppetry tale of a child-eating monster.
Toybox Tea Time Tales
Tea time. Stuffed animals. Stupidity.
A Tale of Two Bad Mice
The destruction of a delightful beach house by mice with a limited vocabulary. Very loosely based on something by Beatrix Potter.
The Cursed Mystics
Do you have questions? We have answers. And truly bad fortunetelling.
The Clandestines' first film festival. Please don't tell anyone you saw this.
Happy Blood Moon
Don your hay apparel and prepare to sing the Burton carols so the Imp doesn't steal your bones! Join us on the porch to celebrate a holiday that doesn't exist!