Kid Simple: a radio play in the flesh

BY TAMAR NEUMANN: Have you ever stopped to think about the sounds you hear every day? Do you notice the soft click, clack of a button in the dryer, the low purr of a lawn mower in the backyard, a joyful screech from a toddler, or the tap, tap of the keys on your keyboard? What…

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

BY TAMAR NEUMANN: It’s been over ten years since Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been performed on the Orpheum stage, but it’s finally back! If you’ve been waiting these ten long years for this particular touring Broadway show to return to the Orpheum, your wait is over—and I think you will find yourself satisfied with the…

Love Person

BY TAMAR NEUMANN: I learned a couple of things about myself on Saturday night. First, I don’t really know anything about deaf culture. Second, if there are subtitles I can’t help myself—I must read them!! These two new pieces of information were discovered when I attended Park Square Theatre’s production of Love Person. It’s their newest…

The Story of Crow Boy

BY TAMAR NEUMANN: The latest production from In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT), The Story of Crow Boy, is an adaptation of the children’s book by the same name. But due to the nature of theatre and the collaboration of this production, it is much more than that. It goes beyond…

An Octoroon

BY TAMAR NEUMANN: Mixed Blood Theatre’s opening show, An Octoroon, is a fitting show for the talents of Mixed Blood. Known for their plays on, about and for diversity, An Octoroon, fits right in. By way of a brief synopsis, An Octoroon is a play within a play (somewhat). It’s about a playwright who adapts an…

The Tempest

BY TAMAR NEUMANN: If you have been following Aisle Say you will know that there are a couple of current Shakespeare and Shakespeare contemporary plays being performed in the Twin Cities right now. Since it is Fall, that means two of those productions are being done by the Classical Actors Ensemble. This year they have chosen…

Henry IV Part I

BY TAMAR NEUMANN: Every once in a while I see a Shakespeare play that completely redefines the way I think about a particular play. It doesn’t happen often. I happen to see quite a bit of Shakespeare and I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to see some of the world’s best acting companies perform it. I’ve…