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.


He's been dead 16 years but Mister Rogers remains force for change, director says

Mister Rogers is back in the neighborhood, with Tom Hanks in the role. Director Marielle Heller thinks we need the TV legend more than ever.


Tighten up your corset and get ready for the 'Downton' movie

It's been a while, so here's what you need to know about the movie version of the TV series.


The hits keep coming in Ordway tribute to songwriters Leiber and Stoller

Leiber and Stoller's songs, including "On Broadway," power musical revue.


Minneapolis actor/singer appears in her third Jungle Theater show in six months

Nonspeaking part in her first play at Jungle Theater has led to a big year for Becca Hart.


Adaptation captures the story but not the feel of bestselling 'Goldfinch'

Movie crams in the plot of the bestseller but forgets everything else.


Double the sets, double the lines: Minneapolis theater puts on two classic plays at once

Witty music and a breezy setting update Shakespeare's classic rom-com.


Stephen King contributes a deft cameo to 'It' sequel, but it's so-so

Bill Hader is great and some scenes have punch, but this sequel is a bumpy ride.


2019 has brought this Minn. filmmaker big grosses and lifetime award

Producer Jim Burke's movies include "The Descendants," "Cedar Rapids," "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" and "Election."


A play a day: Your guide to Twin Cities theater in September

To help you wrap your brain around these 30 crazy days, we've worked out your all-theater month.


Minneapolis world premiere plays off 'Crazy Rich Asians,' views rom-coms through a biracial lens

Theater Mu's dark comedy says being biracial makes the dating puzzle even more puzzling.