Presented by Jay Eisenberg & Open Eye Figure Theatre

Open Eye Figure Theatre

506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis

$15 General Admission, $10 Student, $10 Economic Accessibility (online only), $5-20 on Pay-What-You-Can Nights

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60 minutes

Past performances

Friday, December 15 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
  • Post-show party
Saturday, December 16 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 17 4:00 pm
Monday, December 18 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Wednesday, December 20 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 21 7:30 pm
Friday, December 22 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 23 7:30 pm
Comedy Experimental New work


Created and Performed by Jay Owen Eisenberg
Directed by Katherine Pardue
Sound Design by Dan Dukich
Lighting Design by Katie Deutsch 
Stage Managed byBrian Hirt

The rock cycle, as we know it, takes a long time. A really, really long time. None of us will live to see a single, complete rock cycle, unless we’re planning on sticking around for hundreds of thousands of years. But somewhere in Minnesota, an intrepid geologist has been subjecting himself to hours of isolation, rigorous calisthenics, and countless cups of coffee with one idea in mind: it is possible to speed up the rock cycle. 

And he’s going to be the one to do it.

His research methods might be unconventional, but he’s so close to his breakthrough that he can almost taste it. Sometimes literally.

BIG OLD ROCK is inspired by greater Minnesota’s rich geological history, transgender identity, and a little bit of actual science.

$10 student, $15 general, limited number of $10 economic accessibility tickets online 

Performance Schedule: 
December 15, 7:30pm Opening * Sliding scale $5-$20
December 16, 7:30pm
December 17, 4pm
December 18, 7:30PM Industry Night * Sliding scale $5-$20
December 20, 7:30pm
December 21, 7:30pm
December 22, 7:30pm
December 23, 7:30pm

Jay Eisenberg is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Jay Eisenberg Creator, Perfomer
Dan Dukich Sound Design
Katie Deutsch Lighting Design
Brian Hirt Stage Manager