Comments & ReviewsFeedback from Audiences & Critics

We love feedback! With every show, Ten Thousand Things invites all audience members to tell us what they think. Here are a few reviews from critics, thoughts from fellow theater leaders, and comments from audience members in our non-traditional performance locations.

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  • "You brought a very precious ray of light into a very dark world."

    —Male inmate after The Good Person of Szechwan
  • "Ten Thousand Things produces this community’s finest Shakespeare."

    Star Tribune
  • "Michelle Hensley is a national treasure — may her influence spread across America."

    — Oskar Eustis, The Public Theater
  • "This was my first taste of Shakespeare and I hunger for more."

    —Male inmate after The Tempest
  • "Pretty much anytime Ten Thousand Things does a show, it’s worth dropping whatever you’re doing and going to see it…TTT challenges itself and its audiences to their highest and best calling."

    Pioneer Press
  • "The troupe performed Aphra Behn and Shakespeare in a small cafeteria, surrounded by inmates sitting on the edge of their seats, talking back to the actors, screaming with laughter. Theatre should be allowed to do no less.”

    City Pages
  • "You make me feel like at least someone in the community considers me worthy of experiencing joy in my life."

    —Male inmate after Brecht
  • "This is exactly what we need to see before going out in the real world."

    —Female inmate after Shakespeare's Cymbeline
  • "It's a delicious irony that to see some of the most skilled theater in the Twin Cities, you must journey to the least prosperous fringes." — Pioneer Press

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