Five Points

World Premiere
April 4 – May 6, 2018  | Ritz Theater

345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

Book by Harrison David Rivers  •  Music by Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons  •  Lyrics by Douglas Lyons

Five Points is set in New York City in 1863 amidst the tumult of the Civil War. It chronicles the journeys of two men, Willie Lane, a young black performer at the famed Almack’s Dance Hall, and John Diamond, an Irish immigrant and former jig champion, as they risk everything in pursuit of the American Dream. Inspired by real events, this world premiere musical is about what happens when cultures collide. Yes, there is often chaos, but every once in a while, something extraordinary happens.