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…