Erotica for Houseplants

Returning Minnesota Fringe Festival fan-favorite creator/performer, Tom Reed, is back with a brand new one-man show: Erotica for Houseplants. Playing at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, Erotica for Houseplants is a glorious hybridization of a love letter to home gardening, a cabaret of botanical love-song covers, and a series of erotic stories by (and for) houseplants that are steamier than a tropical arboretum.

Wicked

by CHRISTINE SARKES Wicked at the historic Orpheum Theatre is so good on so many levels, there really is no need to write a review – just go see it, if you can. The songs are achingly beautiful, the messages touchingly resonant and topical, and the lighting, costumes and sets visually stunning. I love this…

RENT

by ERIKA SASSEVILLE I did contemplate reviewing Inver Grove Heights Community Theatre’s production of RENT with a simple, “Everything was perfect. Period.” but that would be a disservice to everyone, since this show deserves to be gushed over in long-form. The show IS perfection, and you only have one more opportunity to catch it (Sunday,…

Emma

BY Erika Sasseville and Christine Sarkes, a daughter and mother review There are times when you just need to roar your lungs out. Friday’s world premiere opening of Kate Hamill’s Emma at the Wurtele Thrust Stage, Guthrie Theater (now through August 21) was one of those nights for many of us. For a blissful few…

Twelfth Night

Joy Dolo (Sir Andrew/Captain), Sally Wingert (Sir Toby) and Sarah Jane Agnew (Maria) in the Guthrie Theater’s production of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Photo by Dan Norman. by Christine Sarkes The cast and creative team of Guthrie Theater’s Twelfth Night squeeze every ounce of humor, romance, and physicality out of Shakespeare’s great comedy; it is…

Once On This Island

By Jacob Froelich and Lydia Mwambi Celebrate Black History Month with a stage full of black excellence. This cast is standout in so many ways. From the wide range of vocal talent, to the depth and warmth that the actors portray so stunningly. Loosely based on the tale of “The Little Mermaid,” Once On This…

The Band’s Visit

            The Band’s Visit tells a seemingly uneventful story of a band from Egypt visiting a small town in Bet Hatikva, with a B, Israel. This is a story unlike many others you have known. There are no major plot points, toils, villains or heroes; it is simply regular people,…