Category: Theater

Sleep Deprivation Chamber at Penumbra Theatre

The incident detailed in Adrienne and Adam P. Kennedy‘s harrowing and autobiographical Sleep Deprivation Chamber (at Penumbra, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul, penumbratheatre.org) is, unfortunately, as common as rain: a policeman commits a vicious assault and then concocts a…

The Glass Menagerie at The Jungle Theater

I have seen more productions of The Glass Menagerie (at the Jungle, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S., through Oct 17, jungletheater.com), Tennessee Williams‘s oft-produced and touching portrait of life in Depression era St. Louis, than I care to contemplate. But I…

Wicked At The Orpheum

The Wicked Express has arrived in Minneapolis for a 5 week stay (at the Orpheum, 910 Hennepin Ave., through Sept 19, hennepintheatretrust.org).  Still going strong on Broadway (after 7 years), Wicked boasts two U.S. tours, strong runs in London, San…

The Gospel At Colonus At The Ordway

It would be difficult to surpass the pure PPM (pleasure-per-moment) ratio of The Gospel At Colonus (at the Ordway, 345 Washington St., downtown St Paul, through Aug 11, ordway.org).  Where else will you find gathered together the Steele Singers, the…