Writers of the Purple Sage

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Writers of the Purple Sage

Retired travel editor, Catherine Watson and retired uncle, Al Sicherman, read some of their favorite pieces from the Star Tribune and perhaps illustrate why they aren't still married.


Fri., Aug. 1 @ 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 2 @ 5:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 3 @ 10:00 p.m.
[S] Thu., Aug. 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 9 @ 8:30 p.m.

[S]=ASL interpreted
[A]=Audio described

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Venue: The Playwrights' Center

Duration: 60 minutes

For ages 10+

Written by Catherine Watson and Al Sicherman

Genres: Spoken Word, ASL interpreted

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Delightful Hour
by Marla Kapperud Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Two of my all-time favorite books are based on letters between two people, perhaps because they provide a vicarious glimpse into the author's life. This performance was equally satisfying. The interaction between Catherine and Al provided a glimpse into a friendship hinted at occasionally in Uncle Al's columns. Listening to Catherine read evoked many memories, not only of her travel over the years, but of my own travel adventures. It was a delightful hour.

Taking us back...
by Mary Gunderson Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
This is a comfortable show for those who read these two columnists religiously, and yet it's also timely and thought-provoking. We sat back, enjoyed a decadent brownie, had some laughs, and were transported to other parts of the world. It was an absolutely enjoyable evening.

Fascinating For Any Illiterate Fringers
by Ben Thietje Follow this reviewer
Rating 2 kitties
Outside of those who couldn't read these articles themselves, I really don't see the appeal. I kind of wanted them to fight more. At any rate, old people are adorable.

Fringe Fare at its Best...
by Asya Mikhailenko Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
...No brownie bribes necessary! Like the best writer's nights, this gem is as entertaining as it is inspirational (at least for the inner writer in me). Even the scripted banter between bits wasn't enough to erode the impression of an evening sharing adventure stories and anecdotes with old friends.

by Ronald Ostrow Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Go expecting Little Debbie Bars but get homemade goodness. It's nice to go knowing what you will see, and then be pleasantly surprised that it's even better. Sure you can read it in the paper, but when THEY read it you are there!

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