The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Reading Series

  • Phoenix Theater 2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States

Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? This series features readings of Victorian speculative fiction for the stage, including lost, unpublished texts that have not been produced in over a century. With a happy hour from 5-7pm, and all-star ensemble readings taking place from 7pm onwards!

“Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today — but the core of science fiction, its essence, the concept around which it revolves, has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.”

– Isaac Asimov, My Own View

Featuring TIM UREN as DR FRANKENSTEIN!

5-7pm happy hour
7-9pm readings
Lobby bar open during show
Adult content!
$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button
Cash or credit

Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity
Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low


Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet

“It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.”

– Hitara, Secrets of the City

“…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.”

– Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

“…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.”

“I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.”

“…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.”

– five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival)