Category: Theater

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…

Review | Journey’s End: long, but worthwhile

Gremlin Theatre, through Nov 10

One of the first things to say about Gremlin Theatre‘s production of R.C. Sherriff‘s powerful Journey’s End (playing though Nov 10) is that it’s long: two hours and forty five minutes. Audiences back in the olden days (the play premiered…

Review | A Winter’s Tale: something reeks of tyranny

Ten Thousand Things, through Nov 17; various venues (see note at end of review)

This is an exciting time to be attending the theatre in the Twin Cities. With so many of our theatre companies changing their artistic directors—due mostly to retirements—a trip to the theatre becomes a journey of great expectations to see…

Review | The Glass Menagerie: the play dazzles if, at times, a bit dully

The Guthrie, through Oct 27

For the fifth time, the Guthrie has brought The Glass Menagerie to its stage one of Tennessee Williams most popular and oft-performed plays. Director Joseph Haj has helmed this latest production. With a small cast and simple set, the strength of Williams’ semi-autobiographical play lies in its characters…

Review | Hot Asian Doctor Husband: a hoot and a half

Mu Performing Arts, performing at Mixed Blood Theater, through Sept 1

Leah Nanako Winkler‘s delicious Hot Asian Doctor Husband (Mu Performing Arts, performing at Mixed Blood Theater, through Sept 1) is a prime example of the hoary theatrical truism: when the actors have a good time, so does the audience. And…