Saturday, February 29, 2020
Nearly every person who has ever taken an English class has had to read Greek Tragedy. Some would say this early introduction helped them understand Greek mythology. Medea by Seneca is produced by Shadow Horse theatre by Matthew Kelly, Max Besner and Matt Saxe, and directed by Matthew Kelly at Theatre Elision in Crystal through February 29th.
Friday, February 28, 2020
|Photo by Steven Screiber|
Kyle Abraham’s dance company A.I.M. was at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 27th for a student matinee performance. The interdisciplinary dance team draws on different styles to create something new, often using a collaboration of infused work from hip hop vocabulary, rave culture, and the dancers' unique backgrounds including Cunningham and Graham.
Monday, February 24, 2020
|Princess Isobel (left) and her nurse Cindra (center) discover Adam the castaway. (Erika Kuhn [left], Abby Day -[center], Andrew Hey [right])|
Getting your daily dose of medieval drama just go got easier ‘The World Over’ by Keith Bunin and directed by Jeremy Stanbary is at Open Window Theatre in Inver Grove Heights through March 15th.
This theatrical fable revolves around Adam (Andrew Hey), an orphan who believes himself to be the lost prince of Gildoray. He is on a quest to find his mythical homeland. The narrator and geographer (Grant Hooyer) describes his journey with various maps and artifacts. Adam’s journey takes him across land and sea. He finds love with Isobel (Erika Kuhn) but it’s not enough. Pride gets in his way, and he learns about loss in the pursuit of his dreams.
Director Stanbary’s creative staging consists of a crow’s nest to the left of the stage with a ship’s mast to the right. A multi-purposed wooden deck serves as a site for meetings with the king. Beneath the deck are imaginative settings where characters wander in and out caves or pits. Thirty characters make up the play with eight central roles. The design team consists of Sarah D. Pierucki (set), Nate Farley (costumes), and Jeremy Stanbary (light/sound).
|Adam, a castaway. (Andrew Hey)|
And no medieval story would be fit without a magical bird. This one is equipped with a plexiglass head and beak with three characters holding it together, the bird's untimely fall gets a laugh.
Tucker Brewster Schuster is a standout in a number of his roles. There are moments when his penetrating stares make you believe there is something in the distance worth discovering, if we all had an imagination that powerful. At one point, he grabs a character by the coat collar and carries him off the stage. Andrew Hey's delivery of Adam is energetic and powerful, particularly in fight scenes.