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Gabriel produced by Walking Shadow Theatre Co. at the Theater Garage

Gabriel produced by Walking Shadow Theatre Co. at the Theater Garage

It is 3+ years into World War II. The British island of Guernsey, situated perilously close to the European continent, is under German occupation. It’s a fairly cushy assignment for a German officer, and a tenuous balance of control and limited tolerance is maintained with the few local residents who have not fled to...
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The Three Musketeers by Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

The Three Musketeers by Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

Want to enjoy Walking Shadow Theatre Co.‘s giddy, swashbuckling, sword-happy The Three Musketeers (at the Guthrie‘s Dowling Studio, through May 25)? Here’s my firm advice: go with the sprawl. Lay aside whatever need you might have for coherent narrative, for sensible multiple casting, for developed non-cinematic structure and let playwright John Heimbuch‘s clutch-popper wash...
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The Odyssey by Walking Shadow Theatre Company, performing at Open Eye Figure Theatre

The Odyssey by Walking Shadow Theatre Company, performing at Open Eye Figure Theatre

The rosy red fingers of dawn steal over the wine dark Aegean Sea.  The rising (and eternal) Grecian sun shines down on wandering Odysseus, as he leads his battered fleet home from Troy. Odysseus!  He of the unflagging spirit, unending courage and near-terminal homesickness.  Odysseus the intrepid adventurer.  In performer/adapter Charlie Bethel‘s wonderful The...
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Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents Schiller’s Mary Stuart at Red Eye Theater

Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents Schiller’s Mary Stuart at Red Eye Theater

Walking Shadow Theatre Company takes on a centuries-old mystery in a modernized version of Schiller’s Mary Stuart. On an art deco-suggestive unit set, courtiers in dark suits stride in and out with their urgent pleadings before the Queen. Elizabeth, played by Sherry Jo Ward, stands tall among them, resplendent in a long day dress...
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The Sexual Life Of Savages, Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage

The Sexual Life Of Savages, Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage

The Sexual Life Of Savages (Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing at the Theatre Garage, through Dec 14).  What a gutsy, ambitious, throw-down-the-gauntlet title.  Here, the title seems to suggest, you will find a play about crazed reptilian passion.  The characters may inhabit the 21st century but they will live close to the human bone,...
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Gross Indecency: The Three Trials Of Oscar Wilde, by Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing at the Theatre Garage

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials Of Oscar Wilde, by Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing at the Theatre Garage

Actor Craig Johnson‘s layered, knowing, subtle and intelligent portrayal of Oscar Wilde is by far the best reason to see Gross Indecency: The Three Trials Of Oscar Wilde (Walking Shadow performing at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage, through May 4).  Gross Indecency dramatizes the (successful; I don’t think I’m revealing too much here) efforts of...
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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing at Red Eye

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing at Red Eye

One hates to begin a rave notice with a negative, but it has to be said and I may as well say it now: if you’re looking for a straight forward, coherent and accessible reading of Washington Irving‘s enduring Halloween masterwork The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow (Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing at Red Eye,...
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“An Ideal Husband,” produced by Walking Shadow Theatre Company at Red Eye Theater

“An Ideal Husband,” produced by Walking Shadow Theatre Company at Red Eye Theater

Walking Shadow Theatre Company doesn’t produce period plays, typically, but its artistic directors have had Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband” in the back of their minds for quite a while, I was told. They pulled it out at just the right time, coinciding nicely with action taken by the U.S. House of Representatives recently...
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reasons to be pretty by Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

reasons to be pretty by Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

Steph is angry.  Angry is to put it mildly.  Steph is furious, screaming, in a state of howling rage, throwing pillows, stomping around the bedroom, spewing the fuck word and various other obscenities with machine-gun-like abandon.  Her boyfriend Greg, the object of her wild fury, does his best to soothe and calm her –...
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after the quake by Walking Shadow Theatre Company

after the quake by Walking Shadow Theatre Company

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is a master of the everyday surreal: he creates ordinary characters – bank clerks, university students, data processors – and builds around them fantastic dream-like stories.  Like Dorothy thrust into the land of Oz, Murakami’s people find themselves in positions of great and often unwanted power.  This applies to his...
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