I’m in love with a theater company that presents great theater to non-traditional audiences (in shelters, prisons, and the like). Now, I know what you’re thinking: They’re probably no good. Why else would they troop to prisons? Why else would they have no flashy permanent home to perform in?
Actually, Ten Thousand Things Theater Company (named for the Zen idea that the universe is made up of ten thousand things) is consistently ranked “best” of the Twin Cities by the major critics. The work is heart-stoppingly good. The actors are the best in town. The director, Michelle Hensley, is hands-down one of the city’s most talented. If you have a chance to be in one of their public audiences, I can’t encourage it enough. Read the rest of this entry »