Archive for the 'Theater' Category

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Last night Pat and I went to the Guthrie to see a performance of The Thirty-Nine Steps. This was a highly entertaining performance, based not only on the book of the same name by John Buchan but also on the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name. All of this was adapted for the stage […]

Mathematical Theater

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

On Saturday Pat and I went to the Guthrie to see a play, “A Disappearing Number” by Simon McBurney. What we saw was not technically the play, but a video recording of the play presented by England’s National Theatre. While the play had multiple threads and themes, the primary focus was on the collaboration between […]

Logical Completeness

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Last night Pat, Greg and I went to the Guthrie to see a play, “The Government Inspector”. At one point in the performance, several members of a Russian village were discussing the talents of a young boy. “He can whittle anything out of a block of wood.” Then, one of the residents of the village […]

Telling It Like It Is

Friday, December 15th, 2006

This week my wife and I went to see a play at the Guthrie in Minneapolis.  Handing our tickets to the usher, he looked at them for a moment, then turned to us and said: “The aisles and seat numbers are pretty well marked; you’ll be able to figure it out.”