Each week I endeavor to list new performance art productions opening around the Twin Cities. With such an abundance of companies and venues in the area, keeping track of openings can be a challenge, but I’ll link whatever I can find. Provided descriptions are reprinted from production websites.
Gadfly Theatre Productions: Suburban Redux
This witty satire set in England centers around a bored housewife, her presumed gay son, and supporting characters with secrets of their own! British playwright Andrew Biss turns the average coming out of the closet story on its head in a hilarious and poignant script about truth and acceptance. Runs at the Lowry Lab Theater through 06/05.
– from Gadfly Theatre Productions
Open Eye Figure Theatre: Refreshments
This epic retelling of our heroic battles between the Dark and the Light is inspired by Michael Sommers’ recent travels to Indonesia. Performed promenade style for an audience of just 20 people, Refreshments features three events (The Hole of Lament, A Crucible and Cockfight) in different locations in Open Eye, from a window performance to a garden spectacle to work on the intimate theatre stage. Runs through 06/04.
– from Open Eye Figure Theatre
Guthrie Theater: God of Carnage (Previews 05/28 – 06/02)
The Tony Award-winning comedy of grown-ups behaving badly, God of Carnage begins as two highly strung couples, Alan and Annette Raleigh and Michael and Veronica Novak, meet for a civil discussion about a playground fight between their sons. The conversation quickly morphs into a laugh-out-loud, train wreck of an afternoon among savages, called “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem” by The New Yorker. This must-see received the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, as well as the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Play. Runs through 08/07.
– from the Guthrie Theater
For previous performance arts openings –
May 15th – May 21st:http://icedjamb.com/performance-art-in-minneapolis/weekly-performance-art-openings-05-15-11-05-21-11
May 8th – May 14th:http://icedjamb.com/performance-art-in-minneapolis/weekly-performance-art-openings-05-08-11-05-14-11
May 1st – May 7th:http://icedjamb.com/performance-art-in-minneapolis/weekly-performance-art-openings-05-01-11-05-07-11
Gadfly Theatre Productions
Open Eye Figure Theatre