Weekend outlook: life’s a cabaret


Bradley Greenwald is the Emcee in Frank Theatre’s “Cabaret”

Here’s just some of what you could be seeing this weekend:

Frank Theatre converts the Centennial Showboat into the Kit Kat Klub, the seedy cabaret where an aspiring American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, encounters British singer Sally Bowles. As they join in the pursuit of a life of pleasure in Weimar Berlin, the world outside the Klub begins to splinter as Hitler rises to power. Cabaret runs through March 27 (Note, Melissa Hart – who performed Sally Bowles in Hal Prince’s original 1966 Broadway staging – plays the role of Frau Schneider).

ARENA Dances brings to the stage the world premiere of I hate myself. Will you please love me? It’s a dark comedy and cautionary tale based on the lives of The Carpenters. For more information, check out Euan Kerr’s story here. Performances run at the Southern Theater tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Tamarind Institute, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. is a haven for printmakers. It’s also where Highpoint Center for Printmaking’s Cole Rogers mastered his trade. So Highpoint is hosting a show of work from the Institute, curated by Tamarind’s Director Marjorie Devon. Sincerely Yours: Personal Perspectives from Tamarind runs through April 9.

When we talk of extinction, usually we’re talking about some odd species of insect or bird. But what if you’re talking about your own family? Theater LatteDa presents “Song of Extinction” at the Guthrie Theater, a meditation on the fragility of life. Read the reviews here.

It’s hard enough being a good daughter under the best of circumstances; now imagine that your mother has suffered brain damage and is drinking heavily. Table Salt Productions presents “Nest” at the Lowry Lab Theater in St. Paul. Performances run through March 12.

So what are you doing this weekend?

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