No Talent? No Problem

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Spring 2016


The University of Minnesota Law School’s Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (T.O.R.T.) will present its 14th annual production, Minnesota Jones and the Law School of Doom, on April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis.

T.O.R.T.'s much-anticipated annual performances have included Law Wars, A Midsemester Night’s Dream, and Harry Torter and the Magical Law School, among others. Productions occasionally feature cameo appearances by Minnesota Supreme Court Justices, Walter Mondale (B.A. ’51, J.D. ’56), and other luminaries.

T.O.R.T. describes itself as “open to all law students without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, creed, marital status, public assistance status, class standing, political preferences, bluebooking skill, journal or moot court membership (or neither), current job offer, propensity to chase ambulances, originalist views, or ability to use the term a fortiori in a sentence.” The organization’s motto is non plaudite, modo pecuniam jacite (don’t applaud, just throw money).

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Trevor's Calling

If you want to try your hand at stand-up—and who doesn’t?—the charming and very funny Trevor Anderson (B.A. ’10) cohosts a comedy open mic every Sunday at Brit’s Pub in downtown Minneapolis. Anderson, who began his comedy career while studying music at the U, is also a regular at Acme Comedy Company. He and Andy Erikson (B.S. ’09, see cover story) were both members of the University of Minnesota comedy team that won the 2009 championship at Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition.

Trevor's Calling


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