Four past and present Friends School of Minnesota community members are performing with a 40 woman cast in “Between the Worlds” at the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. It is a wonderful chaser of wintertime blues!

Esther Ouray (FSMN alumni parent) co-directs this celebration of the solstice. Chana Ouray (FSMN alumna – Class of 1994, and member of our School Committee), Kitty Kuluvar (FSMN alumni parent and grandparent), and Raquel Wood (co-founder of Friends School of Minnesota and our first head of the school) are all performing in the show!

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Directed by Laurie Witzkowski and Esther Ouray

A tribute to the beauty and mystery of the winter solstice, the time of darkness when earth is dormant. Flowing with acapella choral pieces, haunting cello and guitar, lively accordion music, balafon, marimbas and flute – Between the Worlds is a river of music from start to finish. The evening moves along a ceremonial journey from vibrant color to the stark whiteness of snow, mirroring the dance of crones toward the dark curtain of death. Through puppetry and masked dance the audience and performers will celebrate the birth of the returning light. A reception with warming beverages and home-baked cookies will follow each performance.


  • December 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
  • December 15 and 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Purchase advance tickets here.