Stephen Cartmell and Bradley Greenwald in The Mystery of Irma Vep. PHOTO CREDIT:  Michal Daniel

The Mystery of Irma Vep

by CHRISTINE SARKES SASSEVILLE Looking for a light, campy Victorian supernatural-mystery-farce with hysterical scene-chewing acting, cross-dressing and clever staging? Then, The Mystery of Irma Vep at The Jungle Theater is just the play for you! I love physical humor and this play delivers. With two actors playing all eight characters, they move quickly through the…

Grant Schumann as Oswald, Peter Middlecamp as Sir Gawain, and Cassie McNally as Clovis. Photo by Ty Sassaman.

King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

by SOPHIE KERMAN There is a danger in having a formula that works as well as Mixed Precipitation‘s annual picnic operettas. We know the recipe hits all the right notes (so to speak): first, start with an operetta – guaranteed good-quality music – and add in some more contemporary songs and an anti-corporate message to reach a target audience of modern adults…

Paul Weisman and Maika Isogawa in "Neverland". Photo by Dan Norman.

Neverland

by SOPHIE KERMAN As a source text for a youth circus production, you can’t get much better than Peter Pan. Neverland is a country of eternal youth and constant adventure, and circus arts rekindle our sense of incredulity in a way that not many other forms of theatre can match. Maybe the death-defying leaps, staggering feats…

"The Ohman Stone". Photo from www.fringefestival.org

Fringe: “The Ohman Stone”

By guest reviewer Bryce Byron. The Ohman Stone is a truly Minnesotan musical telling the story of the Kensington Rune Stone and people whose lives it touched. After their deaths, the major supporters of the authenticity of the Kensington Rune Stone are still trapped in an afterlife of constant debate — until the daughter of the…

Ryan Lear and Rachel Petrie in "The Finkles' Theater Show!!!" photo from www.fringefestival.org

Fringe: “The Finkles’ Theater Show!!!”

Today’s Fringe adventure was another blind guess. We showed up to the Bryant-Lake Bowl and didn’t see the name of the show until we were handing over our passes to get tickets at the box office. There was a considerable line (and the show sold out only 10-15 people behind us in line), but sometimes…