Chris Hewitt | Star Tribune
Critic | Theater

Chris Hewitt has been writing about arts in the Twin Cities for 26 years. A native of Illinois, he moved to Minnesota for the weather, the theater and the Mary Tyler Moore house.


Dancers and musicians amplify each other in Bon Iver/TU Dance premiere in St. Paul

With powerful force, "Come Through" seems to explore themes of freedom, justice, equality and hope.


How Children's Theatre adapts little books like Dr. Seuss' 'Lorax' into big shows

Writers are thrilled when Children's Theatre wants to turn storybooks into plays. Then reality sets in.


Jungle Theater drama about girls' soccer team is original and exhilarating

The Jungle's new play about young women features a bunch of actors you've never seen, and it's extraordinary.


Despite McNally Smith closing, History Theatre plans at least one more season in its St. Paul venue

Its lease was affected by McNally Smith bankruptcy. But it'll stay through at least the 2018-19 season.


Famed theatermaker brings his house of memories to Minneapolis in solo show '887'

Famed theatermaker Robert Lepage explores his childhood address in solo work "887" at the Walker.


Team of women powers Jungle Theater's smash play about soccer: 'It is a sea change'

We convened a roundtable with the 10 women who will be onstage and more than a dozen others working behind the scenes when the Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Wolves" opens Friday night.


After a strong liftoff, Theatre Pro Rata's 'Rocket Man' veers off course

Review: After a fine launch, Theatre Pro Rata production of this Steven Dietz drama falters.


Storyteller Mike Daisey in Minneapolis to turn 'A People's History' into theater

Part teacher, part theatermaker, he's tackling Howard Zinn's alternative history of the U.S.


Guthrie books four female playwrights for 2018-19 season

The eight-show season includes a new play by Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage, "Metamorphoses" by Mary Zimmerman, a revival of "Guys and Dolls" and a Shakespeare-sized question mark.


Take a break before you enjoy these intermission-free plays in the Twin Cities

You're in good company, with fewer intermissions during shows.