Archive for January, 2013

The Tiger Among Us by Mu Performing Arts at Mixed Blood Theatre

The Tiger Among Us by Mu Performing Arts at Mixed Blood Theatre

Lauren Yee‘s The Tiger Among Us (Mu Performing Arts performing at Mixed Blood Theatre, through Feb 10) sprawls. Literally: director Ellen Fenster utilizes Mixed Blood’s widest configuration and in her firm hands the play ranges from Dad’s extreme stage right deer stand, to the car (we assume it’s a Minnesota beater) located on the...
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Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Guthrie Theater

Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Guthrie Theater

It’s January. Your impulse is to curl up under a throw blanket on the couch and disappear into a good book, right? Or a fine, classic movie? The Guthrie Theater’s new production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” is a better pairing for the season than either. Dark, long, a lot of...
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Pinocchio by the Children’s Theatre Company

Pinocchio by the Children’s Theatre Company

Good Lord, what are they going to do on two show days?  Pinocchio (at the Childrens Theatre Company, through Feb 24) is the clutch-poppingest, lustiest, take-it-to-10-and-let-her-rippest, most insanely creative show to come down ye olde pike in a long long time.  One imagines the performers, after the show, staggering down to the dressing room...
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As You Like It, by The Acting Company performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

As You Like It, by The Acting Company performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

Do we count William Shakespeare‘s pastoral romance As You Like It (the Acting Company, performing in the Guthrie‘s Dowling Studio, through Feb 3) among the bard’s weaker efforts?  A mere pot-boiler, a crowd-pleaser?  Lovers and court sophisticates retreating to the Forest of Arden, finding love and country simplicity and little else?  Many literary critics...
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Aida by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Pantages Theatre

Aida by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Pantages Theatre

First the good: Aida (Theater Latté Da performing at the marvelous Pantages, through Jan 27) is a rippingly good show.  If you like full-bore, rock-’em-sock-’em musicals, Latté Da delivers the goods.  Anchored by a stirring Elton John/Tim Rice score (those soaring love duets!), the ageless story of doomed lovers in ancient Egypt has undeniable...
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