Category: Theater

Refugia: Serrand & Co. do gorgeous work

The Moving Company at the Guthrie, through June 17

Lately there’s been a multitude of shows in Twin Cities theatres about refugees and immigrants. They’ve run the course from last year’s pandering production of Flower Drum Song at Park Square to the spare but beautiful production of Promise Land…

Intimate Apparel: a revealing, deeply rewarding experience

Ten Thousand Things Theater, various venues (check the website), though June 4

For a show that ruminates on the complexities of loneliness, Ten Thousand Things Theater’s Intimate Apparel (running at various locations throughout the metro through June 4th) brims with warmth. It celebrates humanity through honest, sometimes ugly insights rather than simplistic or…

Red Velvet: rich and passionate

Walking Shadow Theatre, performing at the Southern Theatre

In the first scene of Red Velvet (Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing at the Southern Theatre, through May 28), actor JuCoby Johnson as Ira Aldridge says there is “Something about velvet – a deep promise of what’s to come, the sweat…

Wit: a compelling exploration of the mystery of death

Artistry Theater (1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington), through May 28

Professor Vivian Bearing has Stage Four – “There’s no Stage Five” – ovarian cancer. A tumor “the size of a grapefruit” has spread to her pelvic bones, to the surrounding organs and the pain, and the pressure of it, combined…

A Year With Frog And Toad: delightful

At Childrens Theatre Company, through June 18

Two words describe the A Year With Frog And Toad (at CTC, through June 18). First: sweet. Anyone who can watch this delightful show without a constant smile needs professional help. Toad (played by Reed Sigmund, the reincarnation of Fatty…

The Testament Of Mary: a unique take on the Jesus story

Loudmouth Collective performing at Open Eye Theatre, 506 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, through April 30

Intense emotion recollected in the tranquility of old age. That’s the vibe of the affecting The Testament Of Mary, a solo piece adapted by the accomplished Irish writer Colm Tóibin from his novel of the same title (Loudmouth Collective). In…