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  • 'FELA!' tops 2011-2012 Ordway season

    published Feb 24, 2011

    ​Two of the hottest shows from the 2010 Broadway season are on their way to the Ordway, but you are going to have to wait a year (or more) to see them. The St. Paul facility announced its 2... More >>

  • 'Journey' brings classic Islamic text to the stage

    published Feb 24, 2011

    ​The University of Minnesota presents a world premiere adaptation of a classic work of 12th-century Islamic writing this weekend, which will be followed by a second run at the Children's The... More >>

  • 'Fargo' comes to the stage with rough edges, intriguing moments

    published Feb 23, 2011

    ​Somehow, it was appropriate that heavy snows filled the streets Monday, making the journey to the Bryant-Lake Bowl rather treacherous to see Sandbox Theatre's new interpretation of the Coen ... More >>

  • 'Guys on Ice' makes winter fishing funny

    published Feb 23, 2011

    ​You say you're sick of winter? Maybe it's time to laugh in its face.Over the past decade and a half, Guys on Ice has entertained audiences with its gentle spoofing of ice fishing culture and ... More >>

  • Song of Extinction

    published February 23, 2011

    Theater Latte Da continues to explore the intersection between drama and music with a regional premiere of E.M. Lewis's celebrated Song of... More >>

  • Agnes Under the Big Top at Mixed Blood

    published February 23, 2011

    Dying of cancer and lost in a country far from home, Agnes wants nothing more than to take flight like a bird and escape—to go home to... More >>

  • The Balcony

    published February 23, 2011

    Revolution, counterrevolution, and the metaphorical nature of the modern city are the grist for Jean Genet's The Balcony, which opens... More >>

  • Latte Da explores 'theater with music' in 'Song of Extinction'

    published Feb 21, 2011

    ​As a company, Theater Latte Da has always been dedicated to producing high-quality musical theater. That just doesn't mean the likes of Gypsy, The Full Monty, or last year's Violet. Latte ... More >>

  • Nimbus opens space with 'The Balcony'

    published Feb 18, 2011

    ​Considering what has happened in Egypt in the last two weeks, along with the general instability in the Middle East, and the political unrest in neighboring Wisconsin, it's certainly presc... More >>

  • 'Agnes Under the Big Top' author readies world premiere

    published Feb 17, 2011

    ​Since 1994, Aditi Brennan Kapil has been a fixture at Minneapolis's Mixed Blood Theatre. She has performed in, written, and directed numerous pieces for the there, including Ivey Award winne... More >>

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    published February 16, 2011

    Worlds collide in Penumbra Theatre's excellent new production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Beyond the obvious clashes... More >>

  • 'Drakul' bites off a bit more than it can drink

    published Feb 15, 2011

    ​John Heimbuch likes to think big. The playwright and co-artistic director of Walking Shadow Theatre Company has merged zombies and Shakespeare, penguins and the military, and has also craf... More >>

  • Doubt by Ten Thousand Things Theater

    published February 16, 2011

    Ten Thousand Things Theater's Doubt is a taut, 75-minute ride into the world of accusations, mistrust, and the ever-shifting nature of... More >>

  • Prairie Home Companion vets set for 'Voice Match'

    published Feb 10, 2011

    ​Prolific local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's latest work gets a one-night-only production this weekend and features a pair of familiar voices for listeners of A Prairie Home Companion. In Vo... More >>

  • Comedy Suitcase readies all-star 'Amateur Hour'

    published Feb 09, 2011

    ​All artists have to start somewhere. Often those beginnings are a bit below their usual standards. (Along with the angsty poetry I penned in high school, my first published work was a bit o... More >>

  • Doubt

    published February 9, 2011

    There will be fireworks aplenty in Ten Thousand Things' production of Doubt, which opened to the public last weekend. John Patrick... More >>

  • Shirley Valentine

    published February 9, 2011

    At 42, Shirley is in a cage. She's been married for decades, has a pair of grown children, and is now trapped in a lonely world with no one to... More >>

  • Fringe Festival sets lineup at lottery

    published Feb 08, 2011

    ​The first major step for the 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival took place last night at the Bryant-Lake Bowl as the annual lottery to select participants was held. In all, there were more than ... More >>

  • Little Eyes brings fear and loathing to the stage

    published February 9, 2011

    In the program for Little Eyes, playwright Cory Hinkle mentions that one of the inspirations for his latest play was Gregory Crewdson's... More >>

  • A 'Tale' of two halves

    published Feb 07, 2011

    ​There's no doubt about it, The Winter's Tale is one oddball play. Shakespeare veers wildly between a pair of situations: a tense tragedy set in the court of Sicilia, and a warmer pastoral ... More >>

  • Berlovitz terrific in searing 'Mother Courage'

    published Feb 04, 2011

    ​Mother Courage and Her Children is never going to be an easy ride. Bertolt Brecht's epic drama about the cost of war centers on a character whose desire for profit causes the death of her th... More >>

  • Cheryl Willis channels her Liverpudlian roots for 'Shirley Valentine'

    published Feb 03, 2011

    ​At first, Jungle Theater's Bain Boehlke didn't think he'd like the one-woman play Shirley Valentine. That was until local actor--and Liverpool native--Cheryl Willis convinced him to give it ... More >>

  • Maximum Verbosity looks for the definition of love

    published Feb 02, 2011

    Now that we're fast approaching Valentine's Day, it's time to try and hammer down the meaning of love. In phillip low's latest work, Penner vs. the Hydra, a priest living in a police state must... More >>

  • Little Eyes

    published January 26, 2011

    Playwright Cory Hinkle brings his pinpoint view on modern society to the Guthrie Theater with Little Eyes, the latest production by the... More >>

  • Babe at Children's Theatre Company

    published February 2, 2011

    Everything you need to know about the latest Children's Theatre production is there in the title: Babe, the Sheep Pig. If you've seen... More >>

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