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2011 Stories by Brad Richason

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  • Baby New Year’s Time Traveling Diaper Party

    published December 28, 2011

    Considering the raucous nature of typical New Year's Eve revelries, it's hard to fault those parents who elect to ring in the occasion from the... More >>

  • Hot Corn! The Longest Cabaret of the Year

    published December 21, 2011

    Back in September 2010, when the performance-art innovators at Bedlam Theatre lost the lease on their revered West Bank location, a good deal of... More >>

  • All is Calm

    published December 14, 2011

    As a launch to the 2011 holiday season, local arts aficionados received a magnificent gift with the world premiere of Silent Night, the... More >>

  • The Santaland Diaries

    published December 14, 2011

    While the Guthrie's annual staging of A Christmas Carol tends to garner an affectionate share of holiday cheer, a decidedly less-reverent... More >>

  • Star Wars Holiday Special

    published December 7, 2011

    With an inexorable will befitting the Galactic Empire, Star Wars creator George Lucas has scoured the known universe for any remaining... More >>

  • Les Misérables

    published November 30, 2011

    Any work hyped as the "world's longest-running" anything can make for a dubious proposition, especially to those who prefer the energetically... More >>

  • The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

    published November 30, 2011

    Though the famous finale of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol remains one of the (SPOILER ALERT!) most heartwarmingly redemptive in... More >>

  • Minnesota Opera: Silent Night

    published November 16, 2011

    Those seeking holiday expressions that go beyond Hallmark platitudes and department-store spending sprees would do well to treat themselves to... More >>

  • Skinner Box

    published November 16, 2011

    In times of utmost frustration, even the most rational of persons might be tempted to question whether malicious forces are, in fact, bent on... More >>

  • The Dining Room

    published November 16, 2011

    Tune in to coverage of the ongoing Occupy protests, and it won't take long to hear someone lament the diminishment of the American middle class.... More >>

  • After Miss Julie

    published November 9, 2011

    Within even the most imposingly grandiose mansion, there's something fundamentally equalizing about a kitchen. Whereas other rooms might strive to... More >>

  • CineMadness

    published November 2, 2011

    With the movie industry laying the blame for diminishing ticket sales on digital piracy rather than predictable, stale storytelling, it would be... More >>

  • I am My Own Wife

    published November 2, 2011

    Even in an environment rife with eclectic theater offerings, few venues can match the Jungle Theater's knack for introducing compellingly original... More >>

  • Bat Boy: The Musical

    published October 26, 2011

    Sources of artistic inspiration don't get more unlikely than The Weekly World News. Yet the notoriously outlandish tabloid assured its dubious... More >>

  • The Edge of Our Bodies

    published October 26, 2011

    Beginning with his literary debut, 1990's The Buffalo Tree, Adam Rapp has consistently captured the awkward posturing and restless... More >>

  • PlayLabs

    published October 19, 2011

    A prevailing misconception of theater—frequently declared by those who seldom actually attend performances—is that the art form is... More >>

  • The Woman in Black

    published October 19, 2011

    Though contemporary ghost stories are no longer contained to mist-shrouded Victorian mansions, haunting everything from suburban homes to... More >>

  • Trail of Terror

    published October 12, 2011

    Could there be a better way to savor a crisp autumn night than with a haunted hayride through the Minnesota countryside? Imagine snuggling up with... More >>

  • The K of D: An Urban Legend

    published October 5, 2011

    As anyone who's ever gotten chills listening to a campfire story can attest, the secret to a good scare is all in the atmosphere. This axiom of... More >>

  • Manhattan Short Film Festival

    published September 28, 2011

    Billed as "the world's first global film festival," the 13th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival will offer local moviegoers the opportunity to... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 28, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Two Trains Running

    published September 28, 2011

    Every neighborhood, no matter how affluent or impoverished, defines itself in part by shared spaces, those commonly trod grounds where residents... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 21, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 21, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Jawaahir Dance Company: Golden Nights on the Silver Screen

    published September 21, 2011

    When film scholars reflect on the golden age of cinema, it's generally safe to assume their comments pertain to Hollywood between the 1920s and... More >>

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