March 25, 2009.By Jessica Armbruster, City Pages.
This production, presented by Theater Latté Da, is not only a format-buster, but a triple threat. All three segments of Passage of Dreams combine musical theater with storytelling and aerialist stunts, an unusual meeting of theatrical worlds. The first, titular, tale is set on the streets of Paris. It's followed by "Bessie's Birthday," set in a pool in Wisconsin, and Thirst, which explores a world without water. The pieces have been workshopped and read at various venues throughout Minnesota (in 2006 the production was part of the Playwrights' Center's PlayLabs, a festival in which artists present works-in-progress) and New York City, but this show will mark the first full realization of playwright Katie Baldwin Eng and composer Jeff Tang's work. Expect dramatic acrobatics, quirky musical numbers, and playful storytelling. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Mon., March 30, 7:30 p.m. Starts: March 21. Continues through April 2, 2009