April 20, 2005.By Brian Kaller, Pulse of the Twin Cities.
One of the only anti-war movies that is so gentle and funny, the 1966 play and movie “King of Hearts” is more relevant than ever and desperately in need of a revival. Thankfully, Theater Latte Da and Interact Theatre will present the area premiere of this rarely-seen classic at the Loring Playhouse from April 23 to May 22. The play begins in the final days of World War I, as a young soldier is sent to defuse the bombs in a supposedly abandoned French village—only to find that the inmates of a local insane asylum have happily taken over the town. As he tries to follow his ridiculous orders in a deranged war, the insane begin to seem like the most appealing and rational people around. Previews at 8 p.m. Apr. 21 & 22; premiere 8 p.m. Apr. 23. Through May 22. 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. $15 - $25. 1633 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. 612-343-3390 or www.latteda.org.