“Rise Up, O Men”: Plymouth Playhouse’s Church Basement Ladies Give the Fellas a Turn
The Church Basement Ladies franchise began in 2005 with the original Church Basement Ladies play, set in 1964. After serving up A Second ..
“Seeing Nature”: Minneapolis Institute of Art Celebrates Landscapes
Let’s be honest: landscape painting isn’t exactly the sexiest subject for an exhibit. It sounds like something you’d bring your 903-year-o..
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..
“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..
‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ dances back to Minneapolis
After more than ten years, the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis has brought back Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for a short ru..
“Ordinary Pictures”: Walker Art Center Deconstructs Stock Images
To create an exhibit exploring the subject of stock images, there are multiple approaches you could take. You could present a straightforw..
“State of the Art”: Old-Fashioned New Work Comes From Crystal Bridges to the Minneapolis Institute of Art
At the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the exhibit State of the Art includes pill-bottle pendulums, a collage of refuse, and a woodcut with ..
“Country Roads”: Plymouth Playhouse Celebrates the Music of John Denver
Country Roads: The Music of John Denver is currently being staged at Plymouth Playhouse. Conceived and created by Dennis Curley, this show..
“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..
Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnifest Takes Enlightening Trip to Jerusalem
I’ve never been to Jerusalem, but it’s always been part of my life. Raised Catholic, I grew up hearing daily stories about historical happ..