It seems that everyone has decided to open their shows around the weekend of September 20 this year, and we just can’t cover it all!
You can stay tuned for reviews of Moon Show 143 at the Guthrie (Sept 14-18), Good People at the Park Square (previews Sept 13, opens Sept 20) and Uncle Vanya at the Guthrie (again, previews Sept 13, opens Sept 20). But we wanted to spread the word about some other shows that have come across our radar – and don’t forget to check out Theatre in Minneapolis’s list for all the other Sept 20 openings! Yes, there are more!
Opening Sept 13 at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo is On Golden Pond. Osseo is far away, but this cast is excellent, and the Yellow Tree rarely disappoints.
The Gadfly Theatre is presenting Othello at the Cedar Riverside People’s Center Theater (opening 9/20): This is a version of the classic that is true to the Gadfly’s mission, with cross-casting that promises to explore themes of homophobia and sexism, along with the play’s original racial politics.
The Chameleon Theatre’s One-Act Showcase in Burnsville is running from 9/20-9/22, with two plays – A Brief History of Mah Jongg by Faye Sholiton and Failing Consumption by Lauren and Mark Arnest – which were both 2012 winners of the Chameleon’s Annual New Play Contest.
The Guthrie is presenting a limited run of Sun Mee Chomet’s one-woman show How to Be a Korean Woman from Sept 19-22. Chomet sells out her shows, so this might be one to plan ahead for.
Love and Marriage: What a Difference a Year Makes is coming back to the Illusion Theater (opening Sept 19). Initially created during the deliberations over the Marriage Amendment, the show is back to celebrate Minnesota’s legalization of gay marriage!
COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company is debuting an original dance musical, The Belmont Hotel (opening Sept 19). They look pretty snazzy on YouTube…