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.


In new Halloween movie 'Come Play,' you can never escape your own online profile

Halloween film works better as family drama than horror.


Playwright August Wilson's notes and papers being acquired by U of Pittsburgh

Notes the late August Wilson scrawled at places such as St. Paul's W.A. Frost restaurant have found a home at the University of Pittsburgh.The university's…


7 movie remakes that are better than the originals

A solid story is key to a good remake, as is a storyteller with a point of view.


8 years after building his green dream home, Don Shelby strives to go even greener

The former WCCO anchor and his wife, Barbara, are still looking for ways to improve their home's sustainability.


Borat 2: Sacha Baron Cohen is back to mess with your head — and heart

Cohen's ribald sequel surveys the state of the nation.


Twin Cities Film Festival kicks off with a mix of offerings

Some of the Twin Cities Film Fest's movies are on the big screen, some at home.


Jungle Theater announces a season of virtual productions to stream

Virtual productions will feature a number of well-known Twin Cities actors.


Just in time for Halloween, stream the 7 scariest movies ever made

It's impossible to name the seven scariest movies, but we took a stab (or a slash?) at it.


St. Paul theater group will use big boost from state bonding bill to double its space

With the state funding, the Playwrights' Center will more than double its footprint.


'Bug Girl' is a beautiful, creepy way to see theater under the stars

Review: The shadow play "Bug Girl" offers two kinds of shivers.