The last live performance we saw pre-COVID was TTT’s “Thunder Knocking on the Door,” a Black musical about the blues. That was March 12. On March 13, nearly everything had closed or was about to.
Ten Thousand Things has a way of making 400-year-old Elizabethan English understandable – not by changing it, but by changing us, the audience. Our ears open wider. Our imaginations start firing.
ALSO: The 9th Annual 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival; Richard Egarr Plays Bach with the SPCO; and more.
ALSO: Roderick Cox wins Solti Conducting Award; Bill Carrothers at Crooners; Ten Thousand Things presents “The Good Person of Szechwan”; and more.
ALSO: Art in Bloom 2018 at Mia; Inn-Fest at Studio Z; and more.
ALSO: “Two Mile Hollow” at Mixed Blood; Eric Kamau Gravatt and Dean Magraw at Crooners; Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo at Northrop; and more.
ALSO: The 12th Annual FLOW Northside Arts Crawl; “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Artistry; and more.
ALSO: Caitlin Bailey wins Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry; a free Prince display at the History Center; and more.
“I think he’s an awesome playwright for the diversity of our audiences and their lives,” says director Michelle Hensley.
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Michelle Hensley founded Ten Thousand Things to prove that you don’t need big budgets and elaborate sets to create a deeply affecting performance.
ALSO: Art for acts of kindness at Chambers Hotel; Louise Erdrich reads from new work at Birchbark.
He’s directing the Shakespeare for Ten Thousand Things and the Terrence McNally play for his own Theater Latté Da.
The company tells stories for intimate and often nontraditional audiences, with the lights up and minimal staging.
ALSO: Club Book announces season; ‘Raucous Caucus IV’ at Bryant-Lake Bowl; Out There series to begin at the Walker; and more.
ALSO: History Theatre, Ten Thousand Things and Chopin Society lineups; CSA shares available soon, Craig Taborn at the Walker; and more.
ALSO: Minnesota Orchestra members to offer concerts during lockout; Soap Factory’s Haunted Basement opens; 5 reasons to see ‘Measure for Measure”; and more.
ALSO: ‘Measure for Measure’ at Open Book; Cuban music at the Dakota; and more.
ALSO: Global Roots Festival at the Cedar; Miguel Gutierrez at the Walker; Michael Chabon at Talk of the Stacks; and more.