From 04/05/2013 to 04/28/2013 at


Thomas Magill is a well-meaning evangelist who has an obsession with sin, a man who has no doubts about his mission to bring the people of Inishfree closer to God. In a deserted warehouse, sifting through his memory and his collection of tape recordings, he repeatedly relives a single day in his search for heavenly peace.


The reviews are in.

?The best things about the production at Frank Theatre are the powerhouse acting by John Catron and the imaginative direction by Wendy Knox?Knox’s engaging staging keeps the one-man show compelling. Setting it within the decaying patina of the old Southern Theatre was also inspired, since at its core, the play is about the crumbling of a soul?Michael Sommers’ set and Michael Croswell’s sound design are also a huge part of the play’s success, bringing us more fully into Thomas’ crazed world ?.It’s a riveting exploration in the capable hands of Frank Theatre.? –Renee Valois, Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com/stage/ci_22974329/misterman-review-intensely-disturbing-and-worth-watching?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com

?It’s refreshing ? to see something bold, edgy, risky, and utterly captivating. Frank Theatre‘s production of Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s* one-man show?Misterman is such a piece. ..This is a gutsy, fearless, no-holds-barred performance by John Catron ? Kudos to director Wendy Knox and the tech team (set design by Michael Sommers, sound design by Michael Croswell) for the flawless execution of the many pieces and parts that go into this play.? –cherryandspoon,?http://www.cherryandspoon.com/2013/04/misterman-by-frank-theatre-at-southern.html

?John Catron, ? uses the Southern like a macabre playpen in director Wendy Knox?s absorbing production of the play, which closes Frank Theatre?s season. What the actor gives us in his tour-de-force performance is a man wrestling with demons that manifest themselves as their opposite.? –Rohan Preston, StarTribune, http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/201953101.html

?There’s a lot to pull off here, and it is largely on the back of the actor playing Thomas. John Catron is absolutely riveting. Catron never loses sight of the troubles that permeate every pore of the character, nor does he sell short Thomas’s inner rage and darkness. Even when it is funny ? and Walsh’s script can be extremely funny ? the menace never goes away? Aided by the expert sound design of Michael Croswell, the voices and other sound effects add much to the proceedings. Layer on Michael Sommers‘s terrific set design ? and you have an incredibly rich world for Catron’s “playing.” Wendy Knox and Frank Theater have long relished bringing thorny, difficult, and ? to put it simply ? “wrong” plays to the Twin Cities. This certainly joins that canon?Well-deserved applause for Catron and his journey into an audio heart of darkness.?, http://www.citypages.com/2013-04-09/arts/misterman-s-heart-of-darkness/