Minneapolis/St. Paul Spotlight: November 2008
Funk It Up
Stage and screen star Charles Keating's I and I: The Sense of Self, a one-man show exploring the subject of aging through poems, opinions, and essays plays the Guthrie November 16 & 17. The theater is also presenting Shadowlands (November 1-December 21), a drama and love story centering on the personal life of author C.S. Lewis, portrayed by Broadway veteran, Simon Jones.
Those with small children might also head over to the Children's Theater Company for Lewis' classic, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (November 11-January 3). Slightly more irreverent is Brave New Workshop's political sketch-comedy show The Lion, The Witch, and the War Hero or Is McCain Able? (through November 8). And as the election season winds to a close, take some time to reflect on the nature of politics with George Orwell's Animal Farm playing at the Southern Theater (through November 16).
Flying into the Orpheum Theatre is the national tour of Wicked (November 5-December 7). Just down Hennepin avenue, Menopause the Musical plays a considerably shorter run at the Pantages Theater (November 1-9). Opera Lovers won't want to miss the Minnesota Opera's production of Mozart's rarely-performed comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio (Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, November 1-8). The staging comes from James Robinson, whose 1995 production of Turandot for the Minnesota Opera is one of the most widely-reproduced in America today.