March 25 at 7 pm
With special guest Carolyn Whitener
Tickets free, reservations recommended.
Minnesota Stage High School League
2023 Competition One Act
Minnetonka Theatre Presents
Honk & Holler
Directed by Lauren Bartelt & Trent Boyum
Based on an original podcast by Radiolab/WNYC Studios
It’s 1972. Carolyn Whitener is the owner of the Honk & Holler, a drive through curb service grocery store in the college town of Stillwater, Oklahoma. Carolyn becomes the reluctant plaintiff in a historic Supreme Court case argued by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (The Notorious RBG!), a young lawyer at the ACLU, who convinces an all-male Supreme Court to take discrimination against women seriously by bringing a case against the young men who frequent Carolyn’s establishment. It’s a remarkable story of two very different women and how, together, they change the world.
This world premiere one act play is adapted with permission from NPR and Radiolab from one of their most popular podcast episodes. Minnetonka Theatre is excited to bring this remarkable true story to our stage in January 2023.