'The Changeling'

Opening: Kurt Kwan, pictured, is among the players in Ten Thousand Things' production of a new play by Kira Obolensky. The fairy-tale story concerns a couple lumping along in a town called Threadsville. One day, a man appears who claims to be their long-disappeared son. Hence, the couple are forced into a reckoning of hope, grief and change. Michelle Hensley directs a cast that includes Shá Cage, Joy Dolo, Kimberly Richardson, Luverne Seifert and Ricardo Vazquez. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4 p.m. Sun., Bedlam Lowertown, 213 E. 4th St., St. Paul. Continues May 20-June 5 at Open Book, 1011 Washington Av. S., Mpls. $30. 1-800-838-3006 or tenthousandthings.org)

Graydon Royce