Category: Reviews

Review | Hadestown: one Hell of a show

Orpheum Theatre, through March 20

You don’t need to know the ancient myths of Orpheus and Eurydice, or Hades and Persephone, to appreciate Hadestown’s timeless tale of the woes of love. In fact, it might be better if you didn’t, opening the way to embrace…

Review | The Ugly One: an actual German comedy

Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing at Open Eye Theater, 506 W. 24th St.; Minneapolis, through Feb 16

All well and good, the Guthrie’s glitzy production of Guys And Dolls; and it’s good that they’ve scheduled (rescheduled actually) Shakespeare’s masterful history cycle; and it’s wonderful that in Three Little Birds CTC put together a show based on music…

Review || Bernarda Alba: percussive intensity

Theater Latté Da, through Feb 16

It’s a terrific idea: take the dense, lyrical prose of Federico Garcia Lorca‘s masterful The House Of Bernarda Alba and replace it with dense, semi-dissonant, percussive music (by Michael John LaChiusa). And it works! As long as you don’t expect…