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Theater spotlight: 'Buzzer'

  • Article by: Rohan Preston
  • Star Tribune
  • February 1, 2013 - 3:27 PM

‘Buzzer’

Opening: A year ago, playwright Tracey Scott Wilson’s “Buzzer” premiered at Pillsbury House Theatre to critical kudos and sold-out audiences. One of its stars, Hugh Kennedy, won an Ivey Award, which justly recognizes his protean talent but unjustly failed to salute equally gifted co-stars Sara Richardson and Namir Smallwood (pictured). The terrific trio reunites onstage for a bigger production of “Buzzer,” which Wilson, now a writer for the NBC TV series “Do No Harm,” has revised. The drama deals with friendship and love in an urban setting where the tension has been sharpened by gentrification. Tony nominee Marion McClinton again directs this Pillsbury House production, which is being staged at the Guthrie. Coincidentally, the Guthrie originally co-commissioned the drama. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m. next Sun. $18-$30. Ends March 3. Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-377-2224 or guthrietheater.org.)

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