Monday, April 30, 2018

You're Gonna Love .... May!

You thought February, March and April were crazy jam-packed with good theater? Wait till you see MAYYYYYY.  (And a little bit of June.)

Be sure to put these shows on your theater schedule!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Some Shows We Saw in March/April 2018

Here's a round-up of some of the shows we've seen lately.

The Skriker - Fortune's Fool Theatre

This seldom-performed play by Caryl Churchill is one of those plays that is incredibly enjoyable to watch, even if you're not entirely sure what's happening on stage. So let's let Fortune's Fool tell us what we're seeing!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Thomas Tallis - Orchard Theater Collective

Orchard Theater Collective's promotions are AMAZING.
Damian Leverett as Thomas Tallis.
You may not know the name Thomas Tallis--unless you're a follower of Tudor-era liturgical composers (and aren't we all?)--but you've definitely heard his glorious music.

In this new play, we meet Thomas Tallis in the atmospheric setting of Calvary Baptist Church, where he explains his creative motivation, to create music more beautiful than silence, to glorify God.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Mermaid Hour: Remixed at Mixed Blood Theatre

The world premiere* production Mermaid Hour: Remixed is playing at Mixed Blood through April 29, and it's essential viewing. It's the intimate story of a family dealing with the challenges of adolescence. In this particular family, mom Pilar (Thallis Santesteban) and dad Bird (Michael Hanna) are trying to make the best decisions for and with their transgender daughter, Vi.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

887 - Ex Machina/Robert Lepage at Walker Art Center

Photo courtesy of Erick Labbe
Having read the New York Times review of Robert Lepage's 887, I immediately bought tickets when I saw it was coming to Minneapolis. Like, IMMEDIATELY.

What is 887? Here's the program description of this difficult to describe work:

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Dance 'Til You Drop - History Theatre

Created in collaboration with Collide Theatrical Dance Company, Dance 'Til You Drop at History Theatre tells the true story of Callum deVillier, world record holder for marathon dancing. 

Playwright Carson Kreitzer explains where the idea for the show started in her program note:

Friday, April 6, 2018

Something Rotten! National Tour at the Orpheum Theatre

The opening night of Something Rotten!, playing at the Orpheum through April 8, overcame unforeseen circumstances to thoroughly reward the audience who slogged through the latest spring snowstorm to attend the show on Tuesday night.