Artist Erika Dani went to see "Feast of Fools" and highly recommends you go, too, before it closes on Saturday, Dec. 9. Presented by Interact Theater, it's inspired by an actual holiday that dates back to the Middle Ages in Europe. In Interact's production, the King is momentarily replaced by his evil brother. Kevin Kling narrates the show, which features, among other things, a giant Cheeto. Performances take place at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis.
Theater artist and educator Maria Asp is excited to see "Cloth," a show about the politics of what women wear. The show, created by Exposed Brick Theatre, was informed by numerous interviews with women from a wide variety of backgrounds. Asp says it's a timely and important topic; she points to how victims of sexual assault are often judged by their clothing, or how Muslim women are harassed for wearing a hijab. Performances run Dec. 7 through 10 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.
Teaching artist Heidi Jeub likes the paintings of Sophia Heymans, and really enjoyed her latest exhibition of landscape paintings, called "Lay of the Land." She says the show is both about painting and about psychology, as it explores our relationship to our physical surroundings. The show runs through Feb. 25 at the Alice Rogers and Target galleries on the campus of St. John's University in Collegeville.