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Eat your heart out, Hannibal Lecter

Your charismatic, opera-loving cannibal kin, one Mr. Zyclo, is asking after names and offering mysterious sausage over at the Children's Theatre in Minneapolis. As enacted by Steve Hendrickson in a killer performance, Mr. Zyclo is both scary and engaging in a campy sort of way. His frisson-filled scene, suggestive of both "Silence of the Lambs" and "Sweeney Todd," is but one of the elements that add to the excitement and power of "Anon(ymous)," a one-act that premiered Friday. 

--Rohan Preston / Star Tribune

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If you're up on your Homer, you'll recognize — among other parallels — that Rosanna Ma's long-suffering sweatshop worker is the sought-for Penelope; that Steve Hendrickson's deliciously ghoulish turn as a one-eyed butcher represents the Cyclops and that Sonja Parks' comely surfer-girl-cum-spiritual-guide is a stand-in for the goddess Athena.

--Dominic Papatola / Pioneer Press

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Steve Hendrickson [is outstanding] in a macabre sequence involving an opera-loving serial killer

--Quinton Skinner / City Pages

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march 30, 2006

a world premiere
by naomi ilzuka
directed by peter brosius

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