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FLYING FUNNY event at Common Good Books with Dudley Riggs

When Jul 18, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55105
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Flying Funny (Dudley Riggs)Dudley Riggs will be at Common Good Books on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. for a Q&A and signing of his new book, Flying Funny: My Life without a Net.

 

Dudley Riggs shares many highs and lows while describing circus life and the evolution of America’s popular entertainment during the twentieth century. From his early life in circus and vaudeville to his creation of the Brave New Workshop, we see how his show business experience and instincts helped him create in Minneapolis what became the “next wave” in American entertainment—improvisation.

 

"It’s a lucky person who finds their wings in order to fly in this life. Dudley Riggs had the good fortune of being born on the high wire with no other option but to fly. And fly he did! Life without a net is a brave and honorable journey, and Dudley shares exactly this in his story. One can equate Riggs’s big-top lifestyle to their own everyday circus and perhaps find some wings of their own."—Mo Collins

 

"Riggs is known nationally as founder of the Minneapolis-based Brave New Workshop, but his memoir Flying Funny: My Life without a Net doesn’t dwell on the comedy club. It’s about growing up among circus people, his brief career as an aerialist and the ‘stubborn, recurrent notion I had of creating an original scene onstage while performing it.’" —Pioneer Press

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