Ten Thousand Things made out like bandits in this year's City Pages Best of the Twin Cities, grabbing a nod for Best Small Theater and Best Director for Michelle Hensley. Tonight they're opening My Fair Lady, in a stripped-down take on the classic musical by Lerner and Loewe. Early odds have it one of the top left-field date nights of the season.
|Eliza's affection for Henry Higgins is so obvious|
The show stars Kate Eifrig
and Steve Hendrickson
as Eliza and Henry, a Cockney girl and the professor from who she takes elocution lessons. What is usually a big confection of a musical is here rendered with a cast of five, getting down to the skeleton of what is a story about gender, class, and power.
My Fair Lady plays at the Minnesota Opera Center May 7-30. Tickets are $25, $15 Sundays for students with ID. Shows are 8:00 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4:00 p.m. Sun. For tickets click here.