To Kill A Mockingbird at the Guthrie Theater

Every year millions of high school students are assigned to read To Kill a Mockingbird in their English class. Many will begrudgingly read it, while others will look past the forced reading assignment and fall in love with this book. I fall under the latter category. It’s been a while since I read Harper Lee’s…

The Realish Housewives of Edina: A Parody

It was only a matter of time before Bravo’s hit reality TV franchise The Real Housewives, received the ultimate compliment… its very own parody stage show. Opening last night, The Realish Housewives of Edina: A Parody, aims to take the larger than life personalities, drama and drinking to a whole new level. Staged like a…

The Explorers Club at Lyric Arts

Normally a woman attempting to gain membership to an all men’s club wouldn’t be a cause for laughter. But in Nell Benjamin’s The Explorers Club, which opened the 20th Season at Lyric Arts last night, a woman gaining membership to the boys’ club is just what they need to shake things up a bit. When…

Akeelah and the Bee at Children’s Theatre Company

Last night Children’s Theatre Company kicked off its 50th Season with Akeelah and the Bee, the first of five world premieres this season. Based on the 2006 movie, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson an 11 year old living on the Southside of Chicago and her unlikely rise to the National…

Stage Kiss at the Guthrie Theater

Ever wonder if the actors portraying a couple on stage are also a couple in real life? Or how playing a couple on stage impacts their personal lives? In Stage Kiss, the latest production to play on the Guthrie’s McGuire Proscenium Stage we try to understand is it really life imitating art or art imitating…

Play It Again, Sam at Artistry

In Artistry’s (formally Bloomington Civic Theater) debut production, Play It Again, Sam, audiences are treated to a laugh a minute romantic comedy which is every bit an ode to its writer Woody Allen. Allan Felix (Alex Brightwell) is a recently divorced and heartbroken magazine writer trying to restart his love life. His wife of two years,…

You Can’t Take It With You at The Jungle Theater

Every family has its quirks. Some may even seem a little peculiar from an outsider’s perspective. But as a family you love and support each other regardless. That is exactly what the Sycamore family does in the Jungle Theater’s production of You Can’t Take It With You. This family celebrates following their passions and living…