Eye of the Lamb
Opening: Workhaus Collective’s latest is a new play by Trista Baldwin in collaboration with director/designer Jeremy Wilhelm, composer David Wilhelm, and performers Pearce Bunting, Annie Enneking, Taous Khazem, and Munikantha Kulasinghe. The story is about Gertrude Bell (Enneking), an extraordinary British woman, and her involvement in creating modern Iraq. While she represented European colonialism, she resisted those forces in favor of the local Arab voices. (8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., 8 p.m. Mon. Ends Feb. 27. Playwrights Lab, 2301 E. Franklin Av., Mpls. $20 or pay what you can, brownpapertickets.com)
You for Me for You
Opening: Beyond the headlines generated by its belligerent ruler, North Korea remains a place of fascination. Geopolitical tension and selfless deprivation are part of the backdrop for Mia Chung’s adventure story about sisters Minhee (Sun Mee Chomet) and Junhee (Audrey Park), who attempt to flee the country but get caught up, and separated, at the border. The play premiered at Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre in 2012 and was later staged in London, where it won rave reviews. Director Randy Reyes revives it for Mu Performing Arts at the Guthrie, with a preview Friday and opening Saturday. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 1 & 7 p.m. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Thu. Ends March 6. Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. $15-$26. 612-374-4222 or guthrietheater.org).
Opening: Open Window Theatre dusts off this medieval morality play by placing it in an urban setting with live music. The play is an allegory of humanity standing before God in judgment, and weighing the good deeds of one’s life. Good and evil are dramatized in the conflict between characters. Jeremy Stanbury directs a diverse cast of eight that rotates into the role of Everyman. (7:45 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 1:30 p.m. Sun., 7:45 p.m. Thu. Ends March 20. Metropolis Minneapolis Building, 1313 Chestnut Av., #102, Mpls. $16-$30. 612-615-1515 or openwindowtheatre.org)