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2015 Stories by Brad Richason

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  • The Other Place

    published April 15, 2015

    The Other Place, by contemporary playwright Sharr White, centers on an intellectually gifted woman whose scientific breakthrough involving... More >>

  • Shooting Star

    published April 15, 2015

    Shooting Star centers on the chance encounters that propel much of the work of Steven Dietz, a playwright heralded as one of contemporary... More >>

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson

    published April 15, 2015

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has transcended the scientific community and ascended to something closer to rock-star status. Much like a... More >>

  • Fermentational Informational

    published April 8, 2015

    The Science Museum of Minnesota has long been a go-to spot for parents seeking recreation with a scholarly edge. Recognizing that the enjoyment of... More >>

  • If You Don't Weaken

    published April 8, 2015

    Receiving its world premiere at Nimbus Theatre courtesy of Freshwater Theatre Company, Jenna Zark's comic drama If You Don't Weaken follows... More >>

  • The Debutantes' Ball

    published April 8, 2015

    Renowned for staging thought-provoking works from an Asian-American perspective, Mu Performing Arts has found an ideal collaborative partner in... More >>

  • Anne of Green Gables

    published April 8, 2015

    Based on the literary classic by L.M. Montgomery, this buoyant stage adaptation by Sylvia Ashby of Anne of Green Gables shapes the revered... More >>

  • That Wonder Boy

    published April 1, 2015

    Bob Stromberg, the comic performer best known as a co-creator of the vaudeville-flavored revue Triple Espresso, has created a singularly... More >>

  • Las Mujeras, Los Toros Y El Sexo: The Films of Pedro Almodovar

    published March 25, 2015

    Rather than glossing over the chaotic nature of human behavior, the works of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar accentuate the sublime madness of... More >>

  • St. Paul's 49th St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Celebration

    published March 11, 2015

    Drawing thousands of attendees each year, St. Paul's annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade is one of the city's most popular traditions, offering... More >>

  • Tales from Wonderland

    published March 4, 2015

    Tales from Wonderland represents an alignment of source material and performer so ideal that a captivating experience is a near guarantee.... More >>

  • Romeo and Juliet

    published February 25, 2015

    Considering the innumerable times Romeo and Juliet has been revived on Twin Cities stages in recent years, audiences might wonder how many... More >>

  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown

    published February 25, 2015

    Time has proven that Ten Thousand Things, the theater group renowned for using exceptionally honed productions to reach nontraditional audiences,... More >>

  • Captured Currents (bodies of water)

    published February 18, 2015

    Captured Currents (bodies of water) combines vibrant landscape photography, live original music, and invigorating dance arrangements to... More >>

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court/Macbeth

    published February 18, 2015

    Marking its seventh collaboration with the Guthrie Theater, acclaimed touring troupe the Acting Company returns for a repertory pairing of two... More >>

  • Veronica's Room

    published February 18, 2015

    Providing a grim reminder of the dangers of unwisely befriending strangers, Veronica's Room is a macabre cautionary tale. The work was... More >>

  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown

    published February 11, 2015

    Time has proven that Ten Thousand Things, the theater group renowned for using exceptionally honed productions to reach nontraditional audiences,... More >>

  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown

    published February 11, 2015

    Time has proven that Ten Thousand Things, the theater group renowned for using exceptionally honed productions to reach nontraditional audiences,... More >>

  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown

    published February 11, 2015

    Time has proven that Ten Thousand Things, the theater group renowned for using exceptionally honed productions to reach nontraditional audiences,... More >>

  • Trick Boxing

    published February 4, 2015

    The precision footwork that allows boxers to deftly avoid blows is a skill that rhapsodic sports columnists often compare to dancing. This... More >>

  • The Coward

    published February 4, 2015

    Proof of proper machismo sets off the comic chain reaction that propels The Coward. Set in 18th-century England, the play follows the... More >>

  • "The Look" of Lauren Bacall

    published February 4, 2015

    At a time when female leads were commonly reduced to bubbly bombshells or wayward ladies in need of saving, Lauren Bacall projected fierce... More >>

  • The Elixir of Love

    published January 28, 2015

    The enduring appeal of Gaetano Donizetti's The Elixir of Love can be attributed to an endearing storyline (subsequently lifted by countless... More >>

  • Death Wore Lipstick: The Women of Film Noir

    published January 28, 2015

    The shadowy realm of film noir is populated by a disreputable lineup of desperate figures embroiled in nefarious schemes that, no matter how... More >>

  • Calvin Berger

    published January 21, 2015

    As wittily envisioned by playwright/composer Barry Wyner, Calvin Berger is perhaps most aptly described as Cyrano de Bergerac by way... More >>

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