RT+MPLS : The Legend of RT Rybak , playing at the New Century, is an affectionate romp through the Rybak years. In the style of a romantic comedy, RT falls in love with Minneapolis, personified as a young tattooed woman (Anna Weggel). Wearing the best costume in the fringe (a lake blue party dress with a skirt that lights up and an adorable fascinator with a spoon and cherry on top), Weggel plays hard-to-get with spunk and sass. The entire show is unabashedly corny and sweet. Creator Heather Meyer (who also plays Minneapolis’ over-bearing mother Minnesota and attention-starved sibling Duluth) packs the script with Minnesota puns and local references. Mayor Rybak himself was in the audience, proving himself a good sport.
All of the proceeds from this show go to the STEP-UP Achieve Jobs program, which places up to 800 Minneapolis students into paid internships. A very Minnesotan gesture, indeed.