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2015 Stories by Brad Richason

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  • 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 >>

  • La Cage Aux Folles

    published January 14, 2015

    Musical theater has long conveyed opposition to culturally ingrained LGBTQ bigotry through razzle-dazzle entertainment. One particularly cheeky... More >>

  • The Color Purple

    published January 14, 2015

    Adapting a much beloved novel into a musical can be a daunting task, especially when the revered source material intimately depicts the hostile... More >>

  • Out There 2015: The Evening

    published January 7, 2015

    Dive bars are an inspired setting for the signature style and recurrent themes of contemporary playwright/director Richard Maxwell, artistic... More >>

  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    published January 7, 2015

    Upon hearing that The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie centers on the life-changing influence one irrepressibly spirited educator has on a select... More >>

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