On the Minnesota River, 'paddling theater' offers entertainment and adventure

Arts & Culture

1 Scott Tedrick, left, and Heather McDougall perform the opening scene during the paddling theater production "With the Future on the Line: Paddling Theater From Granite Falls to Yellow Medicine" on Saturday, May 18, 2013, along the Minnesota River in Granite Falls, Minn. 
2 Audience members watch the first scene of the paddling theater production "With the Future on the Line: Paddling Theater From Granite Falls to Yellow Medicine" on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Granite Falls, Minn. Eighteen voyageur canoes, each holding nine audience members and a guide, paddled the 13-mile theater route. Audience members could choose to take part in the theatrical voyage by signing up for a spot on a guided voyageur canoe or by bringing their own canoe or kayak. 
3 Audience members load a bus during the paddling theater production "With the Future on the Line: Paddling Theater From Granite Falls to Yellow Medicine" on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Granite Falls, Minn. Eighteen voyageur canoes, each holding nine audience members and a guide, paddled the 13-mile theater route. Audience members could choose to take part in the theatrical voyage by signing up for a spot on a guided voyageur canoe or by bringing their own canoe or kayak. 
4 Audience members watch the second scene of the paddling theater production "With the Future on the Line: Paddling Theater From Granite Falls to Yellow Medicine", on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Granite Falls, Minn. Eighteen voyageur canoes, each holding nine audience members and a guide, paddled the 13-mile theater route. Audience members could choose to take part in the theatrical voyage by signing up for a spot on a guided voyageur canoe or by bringing their own canoe or kayak. 
5 Captains from Twin Cities-based Wilderness Inquiry guide audience members through the paddling theater production "With the Future on the Line: Paddling Theater From Granite Falls to Yellow Medicine" on Saturday, May 18, 2013, along the Minnesota River in Granite Falls, Minn. Eighteen voyageur canoes, each holding nine audience members and a guide, paddled the 13-mile theater route. Audience members could choose to take part in the theatrical voyage by signing up for a spot on a guided voyageur canoe or by bringing their own canoe or kayak. 
6 Audience members are guided down the Minnesota River during the paddling theater production "With the Future on the Line: Paddling Theater From Granite Falls to Yellow Medicine" on Saturday, May 18, 2013, along the Minnesota River in Granite Falls, Minn. 
7 Actors perform the second scene during the paddling theater production "With the Future on the Line: Paddling Theater From Granite Falls to Yellow Medicine" on Saturday, May 18, 2013, along the Minnesota River in Granite Falls, Minn. 
8 Audience members watch the first scene of the paddling theater production "With the Future on the Line: Paddling Theater From Granite Falls to Yellow Medicine" on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Granite Falls, Minn. 
9 Audience members watch the second scene of the paddling theater production "With the Future on the Line: Paddling Theater From Granite Falls to Yellow Medicine" on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Granite Falls, Minn.