Onstage spotlight: "Lovers & Executioners"

  • Article by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 27, 2012 - 2:35 PM

Plus: "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

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Noë Tallen (left) and Amber Bjork in "Lovers and Executioners"

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Opening: Theatre Pro Rata's production, written by John Strand, is based on the work of Antoine Jacob de Montfleury. Carin Bratlie directs a cast that includes Noe Tallen, Amber Bjork, Grant Henderson and Ben Tallen. The story concerns a scorned woman who returns to haunt her husband not as a ghost but dressed as a man. Montfleury was a 17th-century poet so the story has natural elements of Restoration comedy. (7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 14, Gremlin Theatre, 2400 W. University Av., St. Paul, $14-$41, two-for-one on Sundays with Fringe button, 612-234-7135 or theatreprorata.org.)

 

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Opening: How convenient. The Guthrie is in the midst of its Christopher Hampton festival and lo and behold, here is Urban Samurai producing his most famous title. The 1983 play adapts the story of a capricious French noblewoman (Mykel Pennington) and her lecherous friend (Matthew Greseth) as they manipulate the lives of courtiers and minions. Jimmy Le Duc directs the show. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Mon., Thu., Sabes JCC, 4330 W. Cedar Lake Rd., St. Louis Park, $12-$16, 612-524-5825 or www.urbansamurai.org.)

 

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