Winner of the 18th Annual New Play Festival

Winner of the MN Fringe's Golden lanyard award for most attended show in the Rarig Arena.



LAVENDAR MAGAZINE: A Uniquely Touching Play About Sex Work Turns the Gender Tables – “Summers in Prague ” at MN Fringe,  By John Townsend August 7, 2018


STAR TRIBUNE: A fiery night at the Minnesota Fringe Fest, plus Nazis, witchcraft and love in Prague: REVIEW: An epic myth tops our latest roundup of Fringe faves. By Ed Huyck, AUGUST 7, 2018 — 11:37AM


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Sidecar Theatre is happy to announce their return to the MN Fringe Festival after their 2017 encore earning, co-production of De Hjerteløse [The Heartless]. This year Sidecar, in collaboration with Chameleon Theatre Circle, is overjoyed to be producing the world premiere of Summers in Prague by Milwaukee playwright Deanna Strasse. Summers in Prague follows Mara, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher, on a trip to Prague where she gets the uncharacteristic idea to hire a male escort. Funny, intimate, and unexpectedly poignant, Strasse crafts a narrative about self-discovery through an unlikely friendship.

Cast and Crew:

Mara-Samantha V. Papke
Vaclav-Avi Aharoni 

Written by: Deanna Strasse

Director-Kimberly Miller
Stage Manager-Jessi Kadolph
Co-Producer- Kimberly Miller, Sidecar Theatre
Co-Producer- Megan West, The Chameleon Theatre Circle
Dialect Coach- Corey Boe
Costume Coordinator- Kathleen Martin
Photographer- Christian Calabrese