Carrie O'Connell

Articles by Carrie O'Connell

SD Fringe: Eurydice and Josephine

Dances with sheets, dances with feathers

Eurydice isadoraNOW brings the classic tale of Orpheus and Eurydice to life with a fusion of Isadora Duncan’s signature style and contemporary modern dance. In the myth, Orpheus and Eurydice fall in love; Eurydice is ...

SD Fringe: Disappearing Act and The Year of the Woman

Beasts unleashed

Disappearing Act InterMission Production’s one-act play is not to be missed. The plot centers on the psychological damage of war. Alex struggles to acclimate to life at home after two deployments in Iraq. His loved ...

Hawkish Israeli stateswoman makes funny, too

Golda's Balcony at New Village Arts

Worlds collide in Golda’s Balcony. Golda Mabovitch (Myerson), the young idealist from Milwaukee who dreams of a Jewish homeland, wrestles with Golda Meir, the hawkish Israeli stateswoman she becomes. The communal peace of the kibbutz ...

Unrest, onstage and off

Woody Guthrie's American Song at Intrepid Theatre

Blocks from the Horton Grand Theatre, home of Intrepid Theatre’s production of Woody Guthrie’s American Song, police in riot gear formed a blockade outside another Donald Trump rally. Protesters burned Trump hats. Supporters hurled insults ...

Of passion and principle

Dinner with Marlene at Lamb's Players

Eric Hanes’s story sounds like a tall tale. An ordinary travel agent from Sweden visits Paris for work and ends up baby-sitting for Marlene Dietrich? Right… But the story is true. Mostly. Playwright Anne-Charlotte Hanes ...

The pain that connects us

Big River at New Village Arts

The 1985 musical, based on Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, follows Huck and his companion Jim as they search for freedom on the Mississippi River. Huck escapes an abusive father. Jim escapes the bonds ...

Bubble of insanity

Now or Later at Diversionary Theatre

Christopher Shinn’s drama takes place entirely in an ultramodern hotel suite the night of a fictionalized 2008 presidential election. John (J. Tyler Jones), a 20-something college student and son of a presidential candidate, sits atop ...

Complete with kangaroo court

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Great Nome Gold Rush

When a card game in London turns deadly, Sherlock Holmes follows the one clue that will save his client from the gallows — a land deed — all the way to Alaska. But at the ...

Sure, Irving Berlin is the greatest...

Hershey Felder tells his story masterfully and without flinching

Hershey Felder, dubbed by critics as a “one-man cottage industry,” tackles his latest subject, Irving Berlin, with the same mix of music and lyrical historical storytelling audiences familiar with his representations of George Gershwin and ...