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Photo: Melissa Hesse. MUA: Crist Ballas. Design: Kevin Cannon.



And So It Goes
by George F. Walker
Directed by Benjamin McGovern

Starring
James Craven*, Robert Dorfman*, Sara Marsh*, and Sally Wingert*

June 2 - June 25, 201

Presented in Partnership with Artspace 

 

And So It Goes is a dark comedy that follows Ned and Gwen, their schizophrenic daughter, Karen, and their "therapist" (Kurt Vonnegut as a mental apparition), as Karen's condition and its repercussions unravel their lives. Funny, heartbreaking, fearless, and frighteningly relevant, And So It Goes questions the truth of reality, ventures into the dark corners of society in an attempt to illuminate them, and shows us how hope and the strength of the human spirit can deliver us through our darkest hours.


"...Walker's depiction of an upside-down economic and psychological world hits us with tragicomic force."
- NOW Toronto Magazine

Photo: Melissa Hesse. MUA: Crist Ballas.
 


*Member, Actors' Equity Association
Member, Stage Directors' & Choreographers' Society



Dark & Stormy Productions 
named
Best Theater of 2016
by City Pages!


"...how did tiny upstart Dark & Stormy take the prize? It happened through the dedication of a handful of talented and committed artists who want the very best on stage... Artistic director Sara Marsh has, over the course of a few years, crafted a must-attend company out of a simple desire to put on great shows with great acting."




Dark & Stormy Productions honored by critics in 2015!

 
Extremities  
by William Mastrosimone
named a top ten production of 2015 by Rohan Preston of the Star Tribune and Ed Huyck of City Pages!


From L: James Rodriguez (Raul), Emily Bridges (Patricia), Sara Marsh (Marjorie), & Tracey Maloney (Terry) in Extremities. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.
"Sara Marsh is the founder of this nimble company and the star of most of its shows, and for good reason. She was riveting as a would-be rape victim who turns the tables on her attacker in Mel Day's tense and taut production."
- Rohan Preston, Star Tribune


"Dark & Stormy brought audiences into a living room where a young woman fought off her attacker -- and was then forced to decide whether he lived or died. Compelling acting and directing meant we also lived and died with every twist.
- Ed Huyck, City Pages

 
Extremities  
named in Lavender Magazine's 
Best of 2015 in Theater!

"Best Stage Combat Direction:
Annie Enneking, Extremities, Dark & Stormy Productions; Henry IV, Part I, 10,000 Things Theater; The Jungle Book, Children's Theatre Company"
- John Townsend, Lavender Magazine  

Sara Marsh (Marjorie) & James Rodriguez (Raul) in Extremities. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.

"Crème de la Crème Performances:
Sara Marsh, Extremities, Dark & Stormy Productions"
- John Townsend, Lavender Magazine


James Rodriguez (Raul) & Sara Marsh (Marjorie) in Extremities. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.


The Hothouse
by Harold Pinter
named Best Production of 2014-2015 by Sophie Kerman of Minnesota Playlist!

The cast of The Hothouse (Bruce Bohne not pictured). Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.

"This is a “Best of” article, so I realize I need to pick something that was actually the best: I’m giving this one to Dark & Stormy’s The Hothouse...Of all of the points that stood out about the shows I mentioned above, The Hothouse had it all for me this year."



  

Dark & Stormy Productions honored by critics in 2014!


The Hothouse. John Catron (Lamb), Mark Benninghofen (Gibbs), Sara Marsh (Miss Cutts), and Robert Dorfman (Roote). Not pictured: Bruce Bohne (Tubb; Lobb). Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp; design by Kevin Cannon.

The Hothouse
by Harold Pinter
Directed by Benjamin McGovern
named a Top Production of 2014 by Ed Huyck of the City Pages!

John Catron, Mark Benninghofen, Sara Marsh, & Robert Dorfman. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.

"Nothing says Christmas like Harold Pinter and torture, especially when it comes wrapped up with a great cast, direction, and concept that saw the show played out in an echoing atrium."
- Ed Huyck, City Pages



John Catron, Mark Benninghofen, Sara Marsh, Robert Dorfman. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.



The Drunken City named a top show of 2014 by both Graydon Royce and Rohan Preston of the Star Tribune!


"Here's what small theater let me enjoy this half year...Dark & Stormy Productions allowed established actors like Kris L. Nelson and Tracey Maloney play like a chamber ensemble in the tiny The Drunken City."


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Clockwise from L: Kris L. Nelson, Sara Marsh, Adelin Phelps, Tracey Maloney, Paul de Cordova in The Drunken City






"Yes, The Drunken City proves that Dark & Stormy Productions is a consistently spunky outfit. Maloney, Nelson, and Sara Marsh commanded the stage, as could be expected. But newcomer Adelin Phelps...almost stole this Adam Bock show."


https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2728
Clockwise from L: Adelin Phelps, Sara Marsh, Tracey Maloney, & Kris L. Nelson



Dark & Stormy Productions honored by critics in 2013!

 


 

Speed-the-Plow named a Top Ten Production of 2013 by the Star Tribune:


"Director Ben McGovern teamed with actors Sara Marsh, Bill McCallum and Kris L. Nelson to make David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' a savagely arresting treat in a found space." 
- Rohan Preston 



The Receptionist named a Top Ten Production of 2013 by City Pages:

 

 
"Sally Wingert led a talented four-actor cast through Adam Bock's dark-as-midnight workplace comedy. The experience was intensified by the found location — a recently vacated downtown office space — that seemed to be haunted by the true nature of the Northeast Office's work."
- Ed Huyck


 


"New theater company Dark & Stormy Productions is really hitting their stride; they've become one of those theater companies I rely on to never let me down. Their fourth production in just under two years continues their tradition of short, intense, real, small-cast, smartly written plays in unusual locations."
 - Jill Schafer, Cherry and Spoon

  

 

Read Star Tribune theater critic Rohan Preston's feature on Dark & Stormy Productions!

 

"[Speed-the-Plow], which starred Guthrie regulars Kris Nelson and Bill McCallum alongside company founder Sara Marsh, gave a gripping, spittle-laced experience. The drama...was more evidence that small theaters are a big part of what makes the performing arts scene special."
- Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

 

  Read the full article on the Twin Cities' small theaters here!





"Dark & Stormy is a newish company that's come screaming out of the gate with a series of terrifically cast shows, professionally produced and expertly marketed...I've seen three out of four shows...[and] I hope Dark & Stormy continues their level of professionalism and rock-star casting."
- Dominic Orlando, Minnesota Playlist




*Member, Actors' Equity Association
Extremities is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.