Category: Reviews

Text by David de Young HowWasTheShow is proud to present Jenn Barnett’s photos from Sunday’s Joel Bremer / Mad Ripple Valentine’s Day marathon (7 hours!) hoot at Dusty’s in Minneapolis.  Many in attendance remarked that this was the “best hoot…

My Antonia at Illusion Theater

I will admit that I wondered why Illusion Theater (528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis)  might pick this standard in American literature classes for a new adaptation. I know the book well, and even after years away from the classroom, I could…

Expecting Isabel at Lowry Lab Theatre

At the outset I have to declare a prejudice: my wife (my play-going companion last night) and I are adoptive parents. We underwent, 13 years ago, the infertility/adoption tribulations of the hapless couple in Lisa Loomer‘s Expecting Isabel (Theatre Unbound, Lowry…

Young Frankenstein at Orpheum Theatre

The Hennepin Theater Trust continues its season of touring productions with the Mel Brooks classic, Young Frankenstein, a musical version of his movie spoof on the monster horror genre. But everybody knows that movie, right? If you do, you won’t…