Chris Hewitt | Star Tribune
Critic | Theater

Theater critic Chris Hewitt previously worked at the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, where he covered movies and then theater. Also, he occasionally gets to write book reviews.

Armed with a degree in the lucrative field of history, Chris has written for publications that vary from a small-town newspaper to a city magazine to national sites. He's probably reading a good book right this minute.


Review: 'The Queen,' by Josh Levin

NONFICTION: The woman who was used as the poster child for welfare fraud in the 1970s had a grim and complicated life story.


Minneapolis director channels yoga training: 'There are so many shared breaths in this play!'

A trained yoga instructor, Lauren Keating finds parallels between the boards and the mat for "Small Mouth Sounds."


How one Minnesotan's quest to have coffee with 64 people gave her direction

Dorothy Sinha never turns down a cup of coffee, or a chance to make a new friend.


'Chicago,' 'La Bohème' and new 'Twelve Angry Men' musical on tap for Theater Latté Da

The 2019-20 season also features the return of "All Is Calm."


Drama about the early years of dancer Rudolf Nureyev runs into a few speedbumps

Ballet leaps to new heights, but the lead trips in his acting scenes.


More than 40 exotic cars set the stage for Mixed Blood Theatre's 'mind-boggling' new play

A lifelong autophile, Mixed Blood Theatre's Jack Reuler deploys dozens of exotic vehicles for the company's biggest project to date.


Reviews: 'Pictures of Longing,' by Sigrid Lien, and 'When Brooklyn Was Queer,' by Hugh Ryan

More than 250 remarkable photos taken mostly by Norwegians show lives of immigrants.


World premiere 'Foursquare' bounces big questions on the nature of theater

Review: The play's characters are trapped in a playground game or an existential nightmare. Maybe both.


Theron and Rogen's 'Long Shot' isn't great, but, as romcoms go, it's not bad

Despite a gender reversal of the usual roles, there's something painfully retro about the movie.


Minnesota spy helped change the course of WWII, only to be 'erased' by history

A new musical follows the daring exploits of Betty Pack, a Minnesota native who helped defeat the Nazis.