Zach Curtis has a busy September lined up. Curtis was at the party Monday night celebrating the marriage of Shanan Custer and Eric Webster, and he mentioned that he’s acting in Ten Thousand Things’ “Measure for Measure” and directing “A Few Good Men” for Bloomington Civic Theatre. Full schedules are nothing new for Twin Cities theater folks who try to juggle as much work as possible. But Curtis opens both shows on the same day. “Measure for Measure” has its first performance at a correctional facility during the day, and “A Few Good Men” bows at the BCT black box that night. That’s cutting it tight.
There had to be more than 100 people at the party in the Minneapolis Theatre Garage. Laura Adams said audiences are coming back for “My Mother’s Jewish Wiccan Lesbian Wedding,” which features her at Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company. The show opening Saturday and is a remount of a February production. Lee Adams, producer of Mystery Café Theater, looked slim and buff after a summer working at a lodge on the Gunflint Trail. “I’m a lumberjack,” he said, adding unnecessarily “and I’m OK.”
Carolyn Pool talked with me a little about “2 Sugars, with Room for Cream,” which opens in October at the New Century Theatre in Minneapolis. Pool and Custer put the show together at the Minnesota Fringe several years ago and then did more development at Illusion’s Fresh Ink. The version that goes up in October will add about 40 minutes of material, Pool said, so it’s a full 90 minutes. Peter Moore is back to direct the New Century show.
Lauren Anderson, currently in Brave New Workshop’s election show, said that yes, she and Mike Fotis are still doing their “Foterson” improv gigs. She didn’t have a specific time (or maybe she said it and I forgot it) but if you ever hear of Foterson doing a show, check it out. Anderson and Fotis are two of the most gifted comic performers around.
It was a great party and the couple is now at home in St. Paul.
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