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REVIEW: Send in the Clowns for Noises Off (Guthrie Theater)

The cast of the Guthrie Theater’s production of Michael Frayn's classic farce Noises Off. Photo by Dan Norman. New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich once called Noises Off “the funniest play written in [his] lifetime.” I am not sure if I would go that far, but, certainly, Michael Frayn’s 1982 farce about

REVIEW: Indecent: Art and Erasure…and the Rain Scene (Guthrie)

A "troupe" of Yiddish theatre players in the Guthrie Theater production of Paula Vogel's play Indecent, directed by Wendy C. Goldberg. Photo by Dan Norman. Indecent is one of the most powerful plays I’ve seen on the Guthrie stage. It is beautiful. At times, it’s funny. At moments, it’s transfixing. It is

REVIEW: Watch on the Rhine Indicts the Do-Nothings (Guthrie Theater)

The Muller family together in the Guthrie Theater's production of Watch on the Rhine: Bodo (Huxley Westemeier), Kurt (Elijah Alexander), Babette (Kate Regan), and Joshua (Silas Sellnow). Photo by Dan Norman. I didn’t realize when I sat down to watch Watch on the Rhine that the play's title is the English translation of

REVIEW: Henry and Alice: The Wokeless (Park Square Theatre)

A promotional image for Henry & Alice: Into the Wild at Park Square Theatre. A funny thing happened to me after attending the American premiere of Henry & Alice: Into the Wild, which runs through October 22 at Park Square Theatre’s Andy Boss Thrust Stage. I enjoyed the show and came out afterward

REVIEW: Splendid Romeo and Juliet (Guthrie Theater)

Shá Cage (Lady Capulet), Kate Eastman (Juliet), and Candace Barrett Birk (Nurse) in the Guthrie Theater’s current production of Romeo and Juliet. No one was surprised when American Theatre Magazine announced that Shakespeare will once again be the most produced playwright of the current American theatre season, though there were some

REVIEW: Meandering Yet Compelling Fly by Night (Jungle Theater)

Chris Koza (top) and (L-R) James Detmar, Joy Dolo, Jim Lichtscheidl, Royer Bockus and Joshua James Campbell. Photo by Dan Norman. It is always interesting to observe theatrical forms mutating and evolving. Fly by Night, now playing at the Jungle Theater, is advertised as a rock musical – a term that has

INTERVIEW: Theatre Pro Rata on Up: The Man in the Air

John Middleton, Shanan Custer, Carin Bratlie Wethern, and Mark Benzel at Park Square Theatre. Photo by Kit Bix. Theatre Pro-Rata’s latest offering, Up: The Man in the Air, opens Friday, May 26 at Park Square Theatre's Andy Boss Thrust Stage. This "fantastical biography" was inspired by the true story of Larry Walters, an amateur inventor

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