International Falls

International Falls

by SOPHIE KERMAN The sad comedian might be a cliche, but playwright Thomas Ward  has turned the stereotype into some very three-dimensional characters in his insightful short play International Falls. Directed by the Jungle Theatre’s Artistic Director Bain Boehlke, International Falls is being performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl, a much more fitting venue for a peek into a night…

Hardcover Theater's "God Rest Ye Scary Gentlemen" at the Bryant Lake Bowl.

God Rest Ye Scary Gentlemen

by SOPHIE KERMAN It is too bad that God Rest Ye Scary Gentlemen is such a good idea, because that makes its execution all the more disappointing. The mission of the Hardcover Theater is to adapt texts for the stage, and for their latest production, they have chosen to spook up the holidays with three 19th-century ghost…

Lorna Landvik’s Party in the Rec Room

by SOPHIE KERMAN As the lights dim for Lorna Landvik‘s grand entrance at the Bryant Lake Bowl, it is clear that the woman has created a following. Whether through her eight novels or the four previous sold-out iterations of her one-woman improv show Party in the Rec Room, Lorna’s audience knows what to expect. For a comedy show, it’s…

Fargo

by SOPHIE KERMAN Sometimes, it’s good to leave a theater a little bit dissatisfied. The Sandbox Theatre‘s interpretation of Fargo- which they rightly call “more inspiration than adaptation” – is highly unsatisfying for exactly the right reason: there isn’t enough of it. The production, just an hour long, is so varied and unexpected that the…

The Little Prince

by SOPHIE KERMAN and ANNA ROSENSWEIG “The Little Prince,” the classic French children’s-book-for-adults by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is all about growing up — and how important it is not to. Joshua Busick’s recent one-man adaptation at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater earnestly adopts this love of childhood curiosity as its premise. With a trunk full…