Friday, Sept. 6 • 6 pm
Saturday, Sept. 7 • 2 pm
Saturday, Sept. 7 • 6 pm
Sunday, Sept. 8 • 2 pm


Yon’s Field
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987


Tickets to this event ordered as part of a subscription package will be charged at the suggested price less subscriber discount. This event can also be added on to any subscription package using the pay-what-you-can option. 

Suggested Prices:
$15 adults 
$8 youth (17 and under)


The Page Series in association with TigerLion Arts presents

Pay What You Can Performance

The 2019-20 season opens with Nature, the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world. Grounded in the story of their friendship, this virtuosic production offers a perspective on their lives that is strikingly relevant, richly complex, and yet utterly simple. This original work was collaboratively created with writer/actor Tyson Forbes, a direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Nature is performed outdoors as a walking play. A professional ensemble of actors takes the audience on a journey through the natural environment as scenes unfold around them. Bagpipes, ancient flutes, drums, and rich choral arrangements are intricately woven into the script. Nature is an extraordinary, family-friendly experience that commingles story, spirit, and the outdoors.

Nature is an outdoor event, and audience members will move to different locations throughout the performance. Accommodations will be available for those with mobility or other limitations. Please contact us to ensure we are aware of your needs.

Audience Advisory
Please be aware that Winona’s outdoor recreation areas are also home to the Timber Rattlesnake. Please be mindful of where you step and remain on the trails for the best chance of avoiding a rattlesnake encounter. If you encounter a rattlesnake, remain calm and slowly walk away. Click here for more information from the Minnesota DNR.

Parking and Directions

Audience members attending Nature will enter the Saint Mary’s campus using Saint John’s Road off Highway 14. This entrance is usually closed to visitors. The gate will open one hour prior to each performance (1 pm for 2pm performances and 5 pm for 6 pm performances). If you arrive early, you may use the main campus entrance.

Drive straight until you arrive at Saint Yon’s Hall. The field is to your left, and a check in table will be centrally located. If parking spaces are full, please park along the road (as far off the main road as you can get), on the side closest to the field.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the show?
90 mins/No Intermission.

Come early for a 30-minute pre-show performance that includes bagpiping and choral music to enjoy!

What about the weather?
The show will go on, rain or shine, unless weather conditions make it unsafe. Weather-related information will be posted on the Page Theatre Facebook Page, on this page, and through in voicemail message (507-457-1715). In the event of cancellation, your ticket may be exchanged for another Nature performance.

What is included in the ticket price?
Your ticket to the show includes admission to the performance, as well as to the extraordinary outdoor setting. If possible, plan your trip so you can spend some time on the grounds. You’re welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy before or after the show.

Where will we be walking?
The show takes place at four locations in Yon’s Field and on the trails behind the field. Audience members will be guided along paths and maneuverable terrain to each location. Expect to walk approximately one half mile (in increments) during the show. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes!

What if I have accessibility needs?
Please contact us to make sure we are aware of your needs. You may also indicate your needs during the online checkout process. 

Is this show appropriate for children?
Absolutely. Children of all ages love this show. The music, the dance, and the outdoors mixed with the adventure of moving from site to site, keep them engaged and entertained.

Is photography permitted?
TigerLion Arts is a union theater company, and therefore the performance is not allowed to be recorded in any way without written consent from TigerLion Arts. Thank you for your cooperation.

What should I bring?
Chairs and blankets, sunscreen, and insect repellent (please be considerate of others when applying!). We won’t be selling any concessions, so do bring water and other drinks or snacks you may want to enjoy during the show. 

My dog loves to hike! Can I bring it?
For the comfort and safety of all audience members, please leave family pets at home. Service animals who have been trained to perform a specific task are welcome to attend with their handlers.

What if I have to “go” during the show?
Accessible, portable restrooms will be available in the parking area.

What else should I know?
Allow yourself plenty of time for parking and walking to the reception area. 

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987



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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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