Category: Theater

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…

Review | Fast Company: enjoyably confusing

Theater Mu performing at the Guthrie, through Nov 24

Fast Company (Theater Mu performing at the Guthrie, through Nov 24) wants to be good. All the production elements are in place: a zippy pace, muscular direction (by whip smart Brian Balcom), excellent acting. The play has some tasty design (sets…