Category: Reviews

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…

Review | Dog Act: post-apocalyptic rage

Fortune’s Fool Theatre, performing in The Gremlin, through Dec 22

Liz Duffy Adams‘s intermittently amusing Dog Act (Fortune’s Fool Theatre performing in The Gremlin) brings to mind the work of a number of super-duper playwrights: Bertolt Brecht (Mother Courage), Samuel Beckett (Waiting For Godot), Caryl Churchill (The Skriker, produced a…

Review | All Is Calm: masterful

Theater Latté Da

Across a dim stage, out of the (hypoallergenic) mist, a crystal-clear voice rings out, singing the old Scottish tune “Will ye go to Flanders.” The voice takes shape in a young soldier, flanked on either side by a small chorus…