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  • FEATURED STORY

    Fringe Day 1: Running into inanimate objects

    published Aug 01, 2014

    Wandering around the Soap Factory Thursday evening, the biggest fear wasn't Live Action Set's spellbinding Crime and Punishment. No, it was whether or not my glasses were going to slip off and leave m... More >>

  • Crazyface

    published July 9, 2014

    Before terrorizing readers and moviegoers with the likes of The Books of Blood and Hellraiser, Clive Barker worked in theater.... More >>

  • Tech crews keep Fringe running behind the scenes
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    Tech crews keep Fringe running behind the scenes

    published Jul 30, 2014

    Making order out of the potential chaos -- and loss of blood -- are the hard working technical and house staff at each of the Minnesota Fringe Festival venues. They are in charge of keeping the clock ... More >>

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    There will be blood and chaos behind the stage at this year's Fringe

    published Jul 30, 2014

    There is a sense of danger at Fringe. Some of that is unintentional. Comedy Suitcase, the brainchild of Levi Weinhagen and Joshua English Scrimshaw, specializes in madcap, physical adventures. At time... More >>

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    Best bets from the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival

    published July 30, 2014

    There's nothing staid about the Minnesota Fringe Festival. It's a crazy patchwork of hundreds of actors and dancers presenting 169 shows at 15... More >>

  • FEATURED STORY

    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike presents a Chekhovian world

    published Jul 29, 2014

    There's a high probability that your enjoyment of the Guthrie's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directly related to how familiar you are with the works of Anton Chekhov. The great Russian... More >>

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    Mu Performing Arts gives A Little Night Music new light

    published July 30, 2014

    You likely wouldn't equate Stephen Sondheim's elegant A Little Night Music with the rousing, simple spectacle of Miss Saigon,... More >>

  • Sex and sexuality explored in <i>AKA: Fathers/Sons</i>
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    Sex and sexuality explored in AKA: Fathers/Sons

    published Jul 25, 2014

    Talking about sex and sexuality isn't easy for fathers and sons. And it's not just about the discomfort that comes from talking about the personal, but the way men are taught to hide their emotions de... More >>

  • Guthrie presents modern take on Chekhov in <i>Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike</i>
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    Guthrie presents modern take on Chekhov in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    published Jul 24, 2014

    Director Joel Sass gets a chance to helm a work by one of his favorite playwrights with the Guthrie Theater's production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Christopher Durang earned the 2013 Ton... More >>

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    Brave New Workshop takes on American politics

    published July 23, 2014

    Perhaps it's telling that the political mood of the latest Brave New Workshop revue, The Wolf of Walmart, is one of exhaustion. In an... More >>

  • Bain Boehlke to retire from the Jungle in 2015
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    Bain Boehlke to retire from the Jungle in 2015

    published Jul 22, 2014

    Jungle Theater founder and guiding spirit Bain Boehlke will step aside after more than two decades in charge in June 2015. Boehlke, the company's artistic director, made the announcement Monday evenin... More >>

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    After the flood, Showboat rolls on

    published Jul 18, 2014

    A flooded parking lot couldn't stop the Centennial Showboat Players, who have finally been able to get a steady run of this year's melodrama, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (With Musical Olios), up and runni... More >>

  • The Red Box

    published May 28, 2014

    TheaterBeyond the delicious details of the various mysteries in Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe stories, the tales featured the intriguing dynamic... More >>

  • Love's Labor's Lost

    published July 9, 2014

    Those trying to complete the cycle of Shakespeare's plays will get a chance to see a rarely performed early comedy from the great English master... More >>

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    Minnesota mom loves the new Brave New Workshop show because of this one strange trick!

    published Jul 16, 2014

    The Brave New Workshop company laid bare most of the ills of first-world folks in the opening song of The Wolf of Walmart. Happy days are ruined within minutes of checking Facebook statuses, Twitter f... More >>

  • Love's Labor's Lost

    published July 9, 2014

    Those trying to complete the cycle of Shakespeare's plays will get a chance to see a rarely performed early comedy from the great English master... More >>

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    Crazyface showcases horror master Clive Barker

    published July 16, 2014

    At its best, Clive Barker's Crazyface should be a mix of Candide and a Hieronymus Bosch painting — a picaresque journey... More >>

  • Pawns are pushed and swords clash in <i>Human Combat Chess</i>
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    Pawns are pushed and swords clash in Human Combat Chess

    published Jul 15, 2014

    As someone who was both on the chess team in high school and a fencer in college, I truly wish human combat chess was a real sport. I'd be its biggest fan. As it stands, I'll just have to take in the... More >>

  • Love's Labor's Lost

    published July 9, 2014

    Those trying to complete the cycle of Shakespeare's plays will get a chance to see a rarely performed early comedy from the great English master... More >>

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    Crazyface brings Clive Barker to the stage

    published Jul 11, 2014

    How much does Paul von Stoetzel love horror author Clive Barker? "I've got two Clive Barker tattoos on my arm as part of my collage," he says. The theater and film director turns his attention to Cr... More >>

  • Love's Labor's Lost

    published July 2, 2014

    Those trying to complete the cycle of Shakespeare's plays will get a chance to see a rarely performed early comedy from the great English master... More >>

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    Director Matt McNabb on Lyric Arts' Rent staging: "A concert downtown at First Avenue was the basic idea"

    published Jul 10, 2014

    Jonathan Larson's Rent is 20 years old. That's long enough for fans to grow up with the show. Fans like Matt McNabb. "I grew up on it. I was just falling in love with musical theater. It blew my worl... More >>

  • Love's Labor's Lost

    published July 2, 2014

    Those trying to complete the cycle of Shakespeare's plays will get a chance to see a rarely performed early comedy from the great English master... More >>

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    My Fair Lady offers thorny delights

    published Jul 09, 2014

    The Guthrie's midsummer blockbusters are often a bore, offering work that is crowd-pleasing but lacking in depth and vibrant energy. Well knock me over with a feather, but My Fair Lady has both of th... More >>

  • Love's Labor's Lost

    published July 2, 2014

    Those trying to complete the cycle of Shakespeare's plays will get a chance to see a rarely performed early comedy from the great English master... More >>

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