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  • TORT Presents: Super Smash Gophers! 

  • When

    Fri–Sun, May 7–9, 2021
    7:30 pm Fri to 4:30 pm Sun

    Where

    Online:

    Zoom Link will be emailed after registration.

    In-Person:

    Graco Park
    15 N 8th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

Due to a double-booking at our venue, we have been required to move our show to a different location. The new park is Graco Park in Minneapolis. The exact address is: Graco Park, 15 N 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (please include “Graco Park” in your search, as Google sometimes gets confused).

Since this is a Drive-In and everyone will be in a vehicle, we hope that this change will not prevent anyone from being able to attend. If you are unable to attend due to this change, please contact tort@umn.edu and we will work with you to make the appropriate accommodations as necessary.

TORT 2021 Poster

The University of Minnesota Law School sets itself apart, not just in academic achievement, but also in musical talent. Every year, the Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT) stages a musical that is written, produced, directed, and performed solely by law school students. What began in 2002 has now grown into a highly anticipated, annual spectacle, providing law students (along with faculty, judges, and other legal scholars) with a much-needed creative outlet. This year’s show, Super Smash Gophers, follows the journey of an optimistic law student and his best friend as they try to get him to his OCI interview at a prestigious law firm. One jealous peer, at the behest of her overbearing boss and with the help of the League of Evil Interns, sets up a series of games to stop our hero from making his interview and guaranteeing the position for herself. Will our hero make it through every level of the subplaza? Will he get any cool powerups along the way and beat the game? You’ll have to join us on May 7–9 to find out!

May 7: Drive-In Opening Night, 7:30pm-10:00pm

May 8: Drive-In/Zoom Simulcast, 7:30pm-10:00pm

May 9: Zoom Matinee, 2:00pm-4:30pm

We have two Drive-In showings and two Zoom showings! Please note that Drive-In spots are extremely limited. One ticket per vehicle. All individuals in attendance at a Drive-In showing who are outside of their vehicles will be expected to wear a mask. This will be strictly enforced.

Registration is now live. Follow us on facebook and instagram (@tortumn) for updates and details.

Donations:

This show is free, but if you would like to donate to TORT to help us make more shows in the future, please do so here: https://crowdfund.umn.edu/campaign/I-Heart-TORT.

COVID Precautions:

TORT has taken numerous COVID precautions during the past few months. We have acted under the advice and guidelines of the CDC, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the University of Minnesota. To learn more about COVID precautions during rehearsal and filming, visit our website: www.umntort.org.

The Drive-In showings will be outdoors. Vehicles will be distanced nine feet from one another on either side, and individuals outside of their vehicle will be expected to wear a mask. This will be strictly enforced.

Sponsored By

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Diamond Level: Stinson, LLP

Platinum Level: The Office of Advancement at UMN Law

Silver Level: Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, Fredrikson & Byron, PA, and Grandmarc Seven Corners

Maroon Level: Schaefer Halleen, LLC

Additional Corporate Sponsors: Themis Bar Prep

Cost

Free

Accessibility Information

Accommodations:

Restrooms will be available, including a wheelchair accessible restroom.

The video will include closed captions.

[image description: image is the poster for Super Smash Gophers! It includes characters such as Peach, Bowser, Luigi, Link, and Scott. It also includes shadows of other characters behind them in UMN Gold and Maroon colors. In the background are a pirate ship, a space ship, and Mondale Hall, similar to stages in the popular video game, Super Smash Brothers]

Please contact tort@umn.edu for additional accommodations.

Contact Information

Marisa Tillman
(651) 335-9888

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Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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