“Common Time”: In Making a Case for Merce Cunningham, the Walker Art Center Makes a Case for Itself
Merce Cunningham: Common Time is an enormously ambitious program mounted by the Walker Art Center in collaboration with the Museum of Cont..
With “Question the Wall Itself,” the Walker Art Center Examines Image and Context in a Fragmenting World
The concept of Question the Wall Itself sounds like a skit from Portlandia. “As artists, we just really think that it’s time to question t..
Guthrie Theater’s “South Pacific” Soars
I walked into the Guthrie’s new production of South Pacific perhaps a little sadistically eager to measure it against the national tour of..
“The Bridges of Madison County” Musical Brings Quiet Passion to Minneapolis
The beloved novel The Bridges of Madison County was written in 1992 by Robert James Waller, an Iowa college professor. Considered too shor..
“Less Than One”: Walker Art Center turns a timely lens on its collection
The title of the Walker Art Center’s new show Less Than One might cause you to think that at least we’re making progress from Less Than Ze..
“Germinal”: Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort Discover an Absurd World at the Walker Art Center
Germinal gets the first of its many laughs with a teasing lighting cue at the show’s very onset. The amusement continues for the next 90 m..
“Pericles”: A Tall Tale, Told Warmly at the Guthrie Theater
I had never seen Shakespeare’s Pericles before today’s matinee at the Guthrie Theater, but I was plenty familiar with its latter-day regio..
Rabih Mroué’s “Riding on a Cloud” at the Walker Art Center: A Tender Brotherly Portrait
Last time Beirut-born theater artist Rabih Mroué was featured in the Walker Art Center’s annual Out There series, he came to town with Loo..
Daniel Fish Does David Foster Wallace, Dynamically, at the Walker Art Center
When you arrive at the Walker Art Center’s McGuire Theater for Daniel Fish’s A (radically condensed and expanded) Supposedly Fun Thing I’l..
“Fahrenheit 451”: Theatre in the Round Finds Layers in Bradbury’s Classic
If you, like a lot of people, read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 once, in high school, you might remember it sketchily as a dystopian scie..
“RoosevElvis”: At Walker Art Center, the TEAM Take a Resonant American Journey
Prior to the start of RoosevElvis at the Walker Art Center’s McGuire Theater on Thursday night, the TEAM’s artistic director Rachel Chavki..
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”: Old-School Yuks, for Better and For Worse
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the kind of show that you ask people about and get, in response, a shrug. “It won a Tony,” they ..