Saturday, April 20, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Umbrella Collective's VELVET SWING at Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater

Just four more performances remain of Umbrella Collective's new work VELVET SWING at Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater. Read on for what our bloggers thought, and click the link below for more info.
Minnesota Theater Love:
"Sometimes, after seeing a biographical or historical play, I think: "Well, that's all I need to know about that person or event." But not with this show. Umbrella Collective does such a beautiful job of retelling this story through a modern lens, it made me want to know more and think more about how women's stories have been told through the years. TL, DR: Go see this play."
Cherry and Spoon
"I certainly know more about Evelyn Nesbit than I did before, and see her as more than just the glamorous "girl on the swing." Her story is not that different from other stories we've heard the last year or two in the #metoo movement, proving that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Thanks to Umbrella Collective for bringing us this story of a fascinating historical woman, told by women."
Photo by Kelly Huang.