Even the Star Tribune knew it and gave us one of their spotlights…
Opening: Canadian playwright Judith Thompson wrote this lovely piece about two childhood friends who reunite years after one of them fled her hometown. Patsy stayed home and has become a locally renowned baker of great pies. In a series of scenes over lunch, she and her lost playmate Marie (now a famous actor known as Francesca) flash back to the events that drove Marie away. Done well, the play has mystery, loss and kindness in it. The 20% Theatre Company stages Thompson’s work at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage. Claire Avitabile directs a cast that includes Mykel Pennington and Lisa Bol. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. & Mon., 2 p.m. Sun., 711 W. Franklin Av., Mpls. $12-$15. Pay what you can Mon. 612-227-1188, or www.tctwentypercent.org.)
Thank you Graydon.