Weekend Arts Roundup: Interesting Theater

Kevin McLaughlin as M in 'will you still love me,
Kevin McLaughlin as M in the Red Eye Theater premiere of 'will you still love me, tomorrow' by Katharine Sherman, directed by Steve Busa, playing April 10-26, 2015. (Matt Benyo)
Weekend Arts Roundup: Interesting Theater
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MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a number of small, off-the-wall theatrical productions that are really interesting. "These all have very interesting titles, too," Marianne says.

will you still love me, tomorrow — Based on Fritz Lang's classic silent film, M, this play looks at how society reacts to violence and how we've become a culture of fear. It seems particularly timely given the debate between free-range parenting and police being called when children are playing alone. This production stages at the Redeye Theater in Minneapolis until April 26.

What I Want Now, I Will Want Later — Described as "Part performance gathering, part video installation, part Fight Club, part CD-release event, part act of worship," this production was written and directed by Annie Enneking and Samantha Johns, and it takes place in a former apartment next door to Open Eye Figure Theatre. It's an off-the-wall theater piece that has received positive reviews. The show is playful but absorbing; it involves music, dance, movement, theater, a loose narrative and an immersive experience within the comfortable and intimate space of an apartment. Performances continue tonight, Friday and Saturday at 508 East 24th Street in Minneapolis; seating is limited.

Crime and Punishment — First performed during the Fringe Festival, this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's work has been brought to the Soap Factory in Minneapolis. The production blends physical theater, dance and visual art into a site-specific, immersive performance in the basement of the Soap Factory. The show runs until May 3.

Marianne Combs joins The Current's Morning Show for the Weekend Arts Roundup every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Read all the latest arts news from MPR News.

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