Archive for January, 2011

WTF at Mu Performing Arts

WTF at Mu Performing Arts

It’s entirely appropriate that WTF – excellent title – by Katie Ka Vang (Mu Performing Arts, at Mixed Blood Theatre, through Feb 6) is being produced in the midst of our nastiest winter in years.  WTF is bleak, hallucinatory and intense, sprawling and long (nearly 3 hours), a hip-hip inflected piece that alternately thrills...
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Babe, The Sheep Pig at the Children’s Theatre Company

Babe, The Sheep Pig at the Children’s Theatre Company

I can try to paint you a picture of Babe the amazing sheep pig: blinking, clutching Farmer Hoggett with his piggy fists, pudgy around the middle, with too short pink pants, head bald save for a small wiry shock of white fur at the tip top, prancing around the stage with endearing little hops,...
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“The Odyssey” at Park Square Theatre

“The Odyssey” at Park Square Theatre

Park Square Theatre has launched a world premiere commission of the most famous of tall tales, The Odyssey. Although Homer’s version is the one we know, it most certainly has had its share of individual embellishments, as told by storytellers for generations. William Randall Beard’s version of Odysseus’ wanderings after the Trojan War sticks...
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A Comedy of Errors by The Acting Company at the Guthrie Theater

A Comedy of Errors by The Acting Company at the Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company, NYC, have launched another tour with two Shakespeare classics, sure to turn out legions of secondary students charged with reading Romeo and Juliet in English class. Or Comedy of Errors, in this case. That is a wonderful thing, and this production will above all make Shakespeare not...
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