Reporter | Theater

Preston spent his childhood in Jamaica and adolescence in New York before earning an English degree at Yale. He has served on the Pulitzer Prize jury for drama. He has been a Star Tribune theater critic since 1998.


'Temptations' actor lists reasons to be proud of 'Ain't Too Proud'

Marcus Paul James plays Otis Williams in the touring Broadway musical.


Free Shakespeare play in the park offers 'midcentury, private school vibe'

Classical Actors Ensemble is presenting "Love's Labor's Lost" in Twin Cities area parks.


Review: Penumbra's mystical, experimental 'Spittin' Seeds' hits in the gut

The commissioned show feels like a layer cake of varied artistic visions.


Review: Rock 'n' roll literally saves lives in Theater Mu's haunting 'Cambodian Rock Band'

The Lauren Yee play offers strong acting and first-rate music in its Minneapolis premiere.


Facing the music: 'Cambodian Rock Band' drums up war crimes and deep family history

The show fulfills a Theater Mu and Jungle Theater collaboration long-delayed by the pandemic.


Review: Odd duck 'Roommate' mixes laughs with pathos at Mixed Blood

Greta Oglesby and Alison Edwards try to deliver clarity in Jen Silverman's stylistically muddled play.


Minnesota's first lady of church and stage stretches out into comedy

Greta Oglesby stars in the two-hander show "The Roommate."


Review: 'Charlie (Brown) Black' yokes humor and hurt in Minneapolis show

Mikell Sapp mines his journey from Alabama to Minnesota in his solo show at Pillsbury House Theatre.


Lyrical actor Mikell Sapp takes off mask and bares soul in 'Charlie (Brown) Black'

In a solo show at Pillsbury House Theatre riffing on Charlie Brown, the Alabama native mines his culture shock for humor.


'Moulin Rouge' finds its footing and wings after opening night glitch

The show at the Orpheum ran into technical issues and resumed after 15 minutes.