Friday, June 18, 2010 |
5 years ago
Putting our best men on it: Steven Epp and Bradley Greenwald in "Irma Vep"
The nirvana of the front-porch/back-deck, cool-drink-in-hand state of mind is certainly exerting its pull right now in these climes. But there's still plenty of time for culture (and you need something to talk about by the grill while dinner's a-sizzling). Here's a sampling of what's going on in Twin Cities theaters this weekend.
--The Mystery of Irma Vep
opens this weekend at the Jungle. Steven Epp and Bradley Greenwald star as numerous characters in this send-up of Victorian horror. I'll be attending this weekend and reviewing for next week's CP
. Tickets here
--Le Squat opens, the new show by Off-Leash Area
about creator Paul Herwig's stay in a Parisian artists' squat in the 1980s. I'll be attending for review in CP
. Reservations here
--Pa's Hat: Liberian Legacy
continues at Pillsbury House. It's an intense, true story of a woman accompanying her father on a return to his home country. With guns and yelling. Tickets here
--Bye Bye Liver
at Hennepin Stages combines theater with drinking. It's uncanny how much funnier things are after a couple of libations. Tickets here
--Troilus and Cressida. Free Shakespeare in the park. Info here
, and here
--A Midsummer Night's Dream. More free Shakespeare in the park. Info here
continues at the Guthrie: Ibsen as filtered through contemporary materialistic eyes (but with most of the angst). Get yer tickets here
at Illusion Theater. Minneapolis Musical Theatre offers up a boy's story of his fabulous aunt. Tickets here
We've been waiting all year to get outdoors, but we can't resist the lure of a good show.