Metamorphoses

by JACOB FROELICH I was somewhat unsure of what to expect when setting out to see Metamorphoses, I myself am no master of mythological characters, gods or parables. I couldn’t honestly differentiate between an ancient Roman or Greek myth, and yet this production speaks deep to the human condition. No pre-requisites needed, no crash course in…

Be More Chill

“C-c-c-come on, c-c-c-come on” and check out Minneapolis Musical Theatre’s production of Be More Chill at the Illusion Theater on Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis.

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly! is a sparkling vision in red, beginning with the red velvet curtain framed by a twinkling arch. Act two unveils the lush red and gold of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant, where Dolly stuns in a glittering red gown and headdress during the title number. Finally, an enormous red screen with the iconic white title lettering descends to end the performance.

The Scarlet Letter

(lumin) theater lab created an exceptional collaborative show that doesn’t shy away from the story’s darker themes. This adaptation, written by Kelli Tatum, was originally produced in 1995. This production is directed by Libby Wasylik and produced by (lumin) theater lab in Hastings, MN.

The Great Leap

by CHRISTINE SARKES The Great Leap at the Guthrie Theater, now through February 10, is funny, heartfelt and very entertaining. The play is about basketball players and the coaches who love the game, but also about identity, the American Dream and overcoming cultural barriers. The dialogue is amusingly sharp and the quirky characters immensely likeable.…

Understood

by CHRISTINE SARKES Understood, presented by Trademark Theater, is a superbly acted exploration of young marriage, political tribalism and what it means to truly comprehend a different point of view. This two-person play written by Tyler Mills and directed by Tyler Michaels aims to tap into the deep political divisions among friends and family under…