Archive for November, 2012

A Behanding In Spokane at the Gremlin Theatre

A Behanding In Spokane at the Gremlin Theatre

Playwright Martin McDonagh has a rep as a hard-drinking Irishman, an angry and dyspeptic glorifier of domineering mothers, gravediggers, cripples (okay, let’s say differently abled wheelchair-bound schemers) and, in the case of A Behanding In Spokane (now playing at the Gremlin Theatre, through Dec 16) deranged searchers-for-severed-hands. But this is unfounded.  Hard-drinking?  Okay, maybe. ...
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It Is She Who I See by Interference Arts at the Ritz Theater

It Is She Who I See by Interference Arts at the Ritz Theater

This is not exactly a review, but then  “It Is She Who I See” is not exactly a play.  I would like, however, to try to describe it to you because if you’re the sort of person whose interest is piqued by a show billed as an “immersive multimedia performance,” this is something you...
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“Old Times” by Nightpath Theatre at The Loring Alley Theater

“Old Times” by Nightpath Theatre at The Loring Alley Theater

One of the pleasures of reviewing theater in the Twin Cities is discovering another brave, small theater company tackling a challenging play and nailing it. The company is Nightpath Theatre, the play is “Old Times,” a modern classic by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, and the place is the stripped down Loring Alley Theater, a...
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Children’s Theatre

How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Children’s Theatre

The holiday season approaches, so it must be time once again for that lovable grouch called “Grinch” to attempt to steal Christmas from us. He can’t succeed, as we know, but it’s oh, so much fun watching him try. The Children’s Theatre Company was packed with bouncing youngsters of all ages on Friday for...
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In the Next Room at the Jungle Theater

In the Next Room at the Jungle Theater

The Jungle Theater has just opened Sarah Ruhl’s Tony-nominated play, “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play.” It’s created quite a buzz, and with good reason. It’s a thoroughly satisfying experience, if I may say, and certainly put the pink in my cheeks! Ruhl has taken an oddity of the Victorian Era and...
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Kill Me Don’t Go by the Workhaus Collective performing at the Playwrights Center

Kill Me Don’t Go by the Workhaus Collective performing at the Playwrights Center

Looking for something congenial?  Sweet-tempered and entertaining?  A play to reinforce your values, to send you strolling into the chilly evening, smiling, “Why, yes, I know those people well.  They’re just like me.”  If this is what you require I would recommend a trip to St. Paul to see Latté Da’s Company.  It’s excellent....
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