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Colossal at Mixed Blood Theatre

Colossal at Mixed Blood Theatre

What a gutsy title: Colossal (Mixed Blood, through Nov 9). Think what it implies: size, power, endurance, maleness, calculated violence, theatricality. A heady celebration of the game of football – and it is; football is truly one of the greatest games ever devised by human beings. Physicality, sweat and pure bristling exuberance. Mixed Blood’s...
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Passing Strange at Mixed Blood Theatre

Passing Strange at Mixed Blood Theatre

Passing Strange (at Mixed Blood Theatre, through May 11) is an example of that ancient, hoary, and utterly old-fashioned theatrical entity: the rock musical. Everyone is in the band. The cast plays various instruments – not brilliantly, but you can’t have everything.  After all, where would you put it?  Or they simply function as...
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Displaced Hindu Gods: A Trilogy Of Plays at Mixed Blood Theatre

Displaced Hindu Gods: A Trilogy Of Plays at Mixed Blood Theatre

Aditi Brennan Kapil‘s trilogy  Displaced Hindu Gods opens Mixed Blood Theatre‘s 2013-14 season; the plays run through Oct 27.  HowWasTheShow.com sent its three theater reviewers (Janet Preus, Dominic Orlando and John Olive) to cover the Oct 5 opening.  Each filed reviews:   Brahmin/i  Reviewed by Janet Preus: Brahman/i, subtitled “a one-hijra stand-up comedy show,”...
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In the Time of Butterflies at Mixed Blood Theatre

In the Time of Butterflies at Mixed Blood Theatre

Mixed Blood Theatre brings another adaptation by Caridad Svich with the world premiere of In the Time of Butterflies (En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas). Produced by artistic director Jack Reuler and directed by José Zayas, it is an engaging and moving portrait of siblings caught up in the stormy politics of the mid-20th...
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Elemeno Pea at Mixed Blood Theatre

Elemeno Pea at Mixed Blood Theatre

Money porn. There’s a long tradition in American storytelling of asking audiences to gawk at the shallow goings-on of the ultra-rich.  The tradition began in the 20s with the work of Edith Wharton, came into its own during the Depression (My Man Godfrey), found real traction in the Ronald Reagan 80s (Tom Wolfe’s hootingly...
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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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Next To Normal at Mixed Blood Theatre

Next To Normal at Mixed Blood Theatre

Music theater purists may not find Next To Normal (Mixed Blood Theatre, through Nov 11) to their liking.  Production values are not high, the clunky bass drum stage at MBT does not lend itself to musicals and the sound system is, to put it charitably, cruddy.  As to the actors, well, they exude talent...
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Learn To Be Latina at Mixed Blood Theatre

Learn To Be Latina at Mixed Blood Theatre

In the demented, clutch-popping and mud puddle shallow Learn To Be Latina (Mixed Blood Theatre, through May 13), by Enrique Urueta, a sweet-tempered, blissfully open Lebanese-American (clear emphasis on the latter), Hanan Mashalani, is informed that although she exhibits serious musical talent, her Arabic background will never do.  We will assume, since we’re all...
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Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them by Mu Performing Arts, at Mixed Blood Theatre

Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them by Mu Performing Arts, at Mixed Blood Theatre

Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them (Mu Performing Arts, performing at Mixed Blood Theatre, through April 1) wants to be a movie.  Much of what we hear about in A. Rey Pamatmat‘s play – Edith’s armed “securing the perimeter” of the house, the shooting of Dad’s girlfriend Chloe, Benji’s fraught confrontation with his...
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Crashing The Party at Mixed Blood Theatre

Crashing The Party at Mixed Blood Theatre

“Dying is easy,” went the famous (and quite possibly apocryphal) last words of the famous actor.  “Comedy is hard.” Indeed, and if you want to glean a sense of just how difficult stage comedy can be to pull off, check out Crashing The Party (at Mixed Blood Theatre, through March 4).  This zestfully bizarre...
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