Runestone: The Rock Musical

History Theater, 30 10th Street East, Saint Paul, MN

A new musical by Mark Jensen (book, lyrics) and Gary Rue (music, lyrics). 1898: When Swedish immigrant Olof Ohman digs up a rock on his property near Kensington, Minnesota with "a story written in carved runes" that indicate that the Vikings were the first Europeans to set foot in Minnesota, he is praised for his discovery! But soon, a controversy erupts and the cries of "Fake! Fraud! Liar!" turn his life upside down. This is one of Minnesota's "craziest stories" and Jensen and Rue have created a whimsical rock & roll musical that lays out this "continuing controversy!" WHAT IS THE TRUTH? Step back in time with us and enjoy the ride! Rock on!