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Middle Brother, Eric Sharp's exploration of Korean roots, is a mess of a play. Sharp's ideas bounce around the Southern Theater stage, never combining into a cohesive whole.
Photo by Michal Daniel The cast of Middle Brother.
A game cast (including playwright Sharp) makes the best of the meal on offer, aided by clever direction and stage design.More »
|Dean Holt, Kasono Mwanza, Gerald Drake, Autumn Ness, Reed Sigmund, Meghan Kreidler|
Kate Wetherhead couldn't be more thrilled to be acting in the Twin Cities this fall in the title role of The Heidi Chronicles at the Guthrie Theater, even if it is half a country away from her home base of New York City.
Photo by Joan Marcus Stacia Rice (April), Ben Graney (Scoop Rosenbaum), Kate Wetherhead (Heidi Holland), and Zach Shaffer (Peter Patrone) in The Heidi Chronicles.
"I regard it as fairy-tale land. I didn't think I would ever get to work here. The fact that I am here working on this particular play with this group of people is an embarrassment of riches," Wetherhead says.More »
Innovative director Mary Zimmerman's career includes plenty of stops where old tales have been recast and staged in brilliant ways. Count Chinese legend The White Snake among those triumphs.
Photo by Liz Lauren Amy Kim Waschke (White Snake) and Tanya Thai McBride (Green Snake) in The White Snake.
Loaded with color and energy and featuring a big, beating heart that can't be repressed, The White Snake showcases theater at its best.More »
Memory is a tricky thing. We spend our time replaying moments from the past. They can be embarrassing moments, times of great pleasure, or a second where life changed.
Photo by Tony Nelson Melissa Hart, Patrick Bailey, Virginia Burke, and Katherine Ferrand.
Irish playwright Enda Walsh looks at a single evening from decades before in The New Electric Ballroom, an absurd and heart-wrenching work that gets a typically tough and insightful production by Frank Theatre.More »
Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet stands on big shoulders. It's the third part of a trilogy examining black life in a small Louisiana town. When Pillsbury House Theatre and Mount Curve Company presented the first two parts in 2011 and 2012, they ended up on a number of best-of lists.
Photo by Michal Daniel
Part three falls short.
Nathan Barlow embraces the words for Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet
Horror sequels tend to be grander, stranger, and bloodier than the original. For the third Twin Cities Horror Festival, organizers are trying for one additional thing: better.
This year, nine groups will haunt the Southern Theater for two weeks of the macabre, the strange, and the downright frightening (and, it must be said, of the goofy and the humorous as well).More »
Producing brand-new work is a bracing and frightening proposition for a theater company. It can be the same for an audience, who walk into the truly unknown, wondering if what they are going to see will succeed or fail.
Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp Michael Booth, Adelin Phelps, and Jennifer Blagen.
Workhaus Collective's Lake Untersee falls into the second camp. It's a disorganized mess of a piece, loaded with unlikeable characters, preposterous action, and a tone-deaf script.
The Hollow: Mess in the Bayou
Half a century in, and Hello, Dolly! is showing its age.
Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp Michelle Barber as Dolly, along with her waiter chums.
It was an old-fashioned show when it premiered in the first half of the '60s, with a thin plot and even thinner characters. It found success on the back of a mostly memorable Jerry Herman score and the sheer force of will of Carol Channing.More »