old wicked songs

September 7, 2008.By Pioneer Press.

Opens next Friday: Theater Latte Da is a small company unafraid to take risks, whether it means a chamber version of “La Boheme” or going big with tricky musicals like Jason Robert Brown’s “Parade.” This season, artistic director Peter Rothstein takes another chance, steering his company, which generally stages musicals, toward this straight play chronicling the relationship between brilliant-but-blocked young American pianist (Jonas Goslow) and an aging Viennese musician (Raye Birk) who helps him find inspiration. It’s not a musical, but it’s about music – Schumann’s song cycle “Dichterliebe,” to be precise. Through Oct. 5; Guthrie Theater (Dowling Studio); 818 S. Second St., Mpls.; $34-$18; 612-377-2224.