The War Within/All's Fair

Two very different shows in two nights.

Last night I went to the opening of THE WAR WITHIN/ALL'S FAIR, by The MovingCompany. The company's model for this kind of show is to develop the work at colleges and universities, and then bring it to full production soon after. This show was first workshopped at the U of M last fall, and it has several of the original U students in it, plus company member Nathan Keepers and local faves Jon Ferguson and Suzanne Warmanen. In other words, the cast rules.

The Twin Cities has a lot of great theatre, but this is the kind of show that has been missing from the scene for a long time — wakka-wakka physical humor mixed with a bit of absurdist thoughtfulness. I've seen a few shows lately that have incorporated the kind of joyful physicality I saw last night (Live Action Set's SEVEN SHOT SYMPHONY comes to mind), but nothing quite as fun (and funny).

It's the kind of show you've been missing, even if you didn't know you were. Go see it!!

At the Southern through June 10.


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