The mono-monikered Norwegian graphic artist Jason, on whose work this production is based, apparently prefers his name to be spelled “JASON.” (Does that mean one must be extra-emphatic in speaking his name aloud?) We don’t cotton to the orthographical whims of E.E. Cummings or Bell Hooks, so we’ll have to decline Jason’s wish as well. That said, his work is impressive enough that our hometown experimental-yet-accessible theater troupe, Off-Leash Area, decided to bring his characters to life on stage. Psst! is a heartbreaking romance set in a factory assembly line and unfolding in expressionisticÑand wordless–style, using masked performers, movement theater, and music from Cat Power and Tom Waits. 1021 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.; 612-724-7372






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