Shows

A Girl Named Vincent

Prudence Johnson sings music inspired by the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay

A Girl Named Vincent is a multi-media concert in which a free-spirited young poet of a century ago comes to life in stories, pictures & songs. Edna St. Vincent Millay was one of America's greatest poets. She would become a national celebrity and, at 31, win the Pulitzer Prize. Thomas Hardy would say there were really only two great things in the United States: the skyscraper and Millay's poetry. But all that would come later — these are the poems of an elfin young woman in her teens and twenties, with sea-green eve? and a wild head of red hair, brilliant and free-spirited, drawing inspiration from the rocky Maine sea-coast or the streets of boheinian Greenwich Village, leaving a trail of lovers and admirers in her wake. To those close to her, she was known simply as Vincent.

** Special Note for Duluth Show on May 7th **

Featuring:

Alan Frechtman: Visual design & tech direction
Maury Jensen: Sound design

Probably the classiest show in this year's (Festival).... Pairs the poetry of Edna St Vincent Millay and the music of a handful of local composers. It's all served up by the divine Prudence Johnson and a tight quartet. (They) carry it off with a smooth poise of which Millay herself might have approved!

- Dominic Papatola, St Paul Pioneer Press

These jazz (and) blues-tinged songs sit perfectly on Johnson's voice of liquid gold....The musical values are first-rate.
- William Randall Beard, Mpls Star Tribune
A Girl Named Vincent
A free-sprited young poet of a century ago comes to life in stories, pictures and songs - a feast for the eyes and ears!

MP3 Sound Samples

2011 Tour dates:

  • March 25, 7pm Anoka-Ramsey Community College Theatre
  • May 6, 7:30 Northern Lakes Arts Assoc. presents in Ely MN
  • May 7, 8 pm Weber Hall, UMD campus, Duluth MN - Special Notice
  • May 8, 2pm Reif Performing Arts Center, Grand Rapids MN
  • May 21, 7:30 Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais MN
  • May 26, 2 shows: 7 & 9 the Dakota, Minneapolis
  • June 18, 8 pm St Mane Theatre, Lanesboro MN
  • June 24, 7:30 Palace Theatre, Luverne MN
  • June 25, 7:30 Paramount Theatre, St Cloud MN