Bars and Measures at Jungle Theater

In the Jungle Theater’s latest offering, Bars and Measures, two brothers find themselves on the opposite side of music world and the law. Bilal (Ansa Akyea) loves listening to, playing and writing jazz music. For years he has tried to convince his brother, Eric (Darius Dotch) to leave the world of classical music behind and…

Disgraced at the Guthrie Theater

America has always been a melting pot. A country not only founded by people who left their homeland in search of a better life, but also a place where people continue to flock to for the same reason.  We are unified in that our journey to America was in search of a better life than…

Calendar Girls at Park Square Theatre

  There is something refreshing about a play which celebrates the friendships between women. Calendar Girls is a delightful comedy and a perfect girls’ night date. Based on the 2003 British movie of the same name, Calendar Girls explores the bonds of friendships in the face of tragedy. When Annie’s (Christina Baldwin) husband (John Middleton)…

Le Switch at the Jungle Theater

There are only so many ways you can tell a boy meets girl story. Thankfully, we have Le S witch. A timely new rom-com play making its world premiere at the Jungle Theater. Le Switch is the boy meets boy romantic comedy for our time. Set in 2011 and 2014 when marriage equality made leaps…

The Amish Project at the Guthrie Theater

On October 2, 2006 gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV, the local milkman, entered the one-room school house in the Amish community of West Nickel Mines, PA ordering the teacher and boys to leave before taking 10 girls hostage. As emergency responders closed in Roberts began shooting the victims before turning the gun on himself. When…

2015 Theatre Favorites

We are already almost halfway through January 2016, so why not relive some of my Twin Cities theatre favorites from 2015? It was hard to pick complete favorites. The community is full of so many talented actors, designers, directors, playwrights and musicians which means the options are endless when it comes to seeing shows. But…

The Jungle Book at Children’s Theatre Company

Adapting beloved children’s books for the stage is nothing new for the Children’s Theatre Company. Their adaptations don’t just serve the purpose of entertaining their core audience, children, but also to transport the parents and other adults in the audience back to their childhoods. The latest page to stage offering, The Jungle Book is no…