Fargo is back in the news with a new series on FX and the Fargo Theatre is celebrating with a wink, serving up cocktails and plates of bars to snack on (it is the Midwest, doncha know) before the “Fargo” series premiere at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15.
The evening wraps up with a Q&A session with actor Tom Musgrave, who plays Bo Munk in the series. Tom has ties to the area — he’s from Valley City, ND and local theatre fans might remember him from his work on the MSUM stage and with the Straw Hat Players in the mid to late 90s — so the appearance will be a homecoming for him as well as a chance for audience members to learn more about the show.
Image from “Fargo” on FX
Tom joins one of the most fabulously quirky TV line-ups in recent memory, including Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (yes, from Key & Peele) as well as Kate Walsh and Oliver Platt. Intrigued? Check out the behind the scenes footage here.
I’m told the series’ namesake city doesn’t actually appear on screen (the action is set in Minnesota and mostly filmed in Canada) but the namecheck is practically a guarantee that Fargo will be back on the nation’s radar next week. So kudos to the Fargo Theatre and sponsors Visit Fargo-Moorhead and Cable ONE) for having a little fun with it.
The Fargo on FX Premiere Party
April 15 at 8 p.m.
The Fargo Theatre
Bus: Route 11
The event is FREE — seating is first come, first served
If you can’t make the event, be sure to check out “Fargo” on FX at 9:00 Central and let me know what you think!
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