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U of M Law School's Theatre of the Relatively Talentless to present "Alawddin: The Tale of 1001 All-Nighters"

February 24, 2012

The University of Minnesota Law School's Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT) will present its 10th anniversary show, "Alawddin: The Tale of 1001 All-Nighters," on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at the Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis.

Like all TORT productions, it is written, produced and performed entirely by Law School students, with reckless disregard for talent. Tradition dictates cameo appearances by faculty and prominent members of the legal community. Scheduled to elevate the atmosphere for the 2012 production are cameo appearances by a former U.S. vice president, politicians and Minnesota Supreme Court justices.

"Alawddin" tells the story of a server at a local bar who meets the dean’s daughter, Jasmine, when she graces his establishment one fateful happy hour. It is truly love at first sight, at least for Alawddin. After breaking into the attic of the Law School to pursue his newfound love, he finds a genie in a fish bowl and wishes to become a law student so he can finally woo the beautiful Jasmine. Will Alawddin succeed in winning the heart of the dean's daughter and the respect of the University of Minnesota Law School? Or will an evil 3L spoil his plans?

Tickets are available in the subplaza of the Law School from noon to 1:15 p.m. weekdays until Feb. 29 (general public, $18; students, $13). For on-campus ticketing procedures, visit www.lawschoolmusical.com. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public through the Pantages Theatre website (http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/events/alawddin-tale-1001-all-nighters) or at the State Box Office. For information on group ticket rates (10 or more) or special accommodations, email tort@umn.edu.

Pantages Theatre doors open at 6 p.m. and performances start at 7 p.m.

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