TORT Presents: Super Smash Gophers!
It has been CONFIRMED with our venue and vendors. Our show will officially happen in Drive-In and Zoom forms on May 7-9 (the details are the same as pre-postponement). Thank you for your patience as we have made this difficult decision! If you want to learn more about why we decided to postpone, please check out our social media @tortumn (instagram and facebook).
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.
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.
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.
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
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]
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