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2011 Stories by Ed Huyck

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  • The Marvelous Wonderettes

    published February 2, 2011

    Jukebox musicals aren't about depth of character or compelling plots. Instead, they are a way to deliver a couple dozen or more familiar songs... More >>

  • 'L'effet de Serge' misses far more than it hits

    published Jan 28, 2011

    ​In the performance notes for L'effet de Serge, the finale of the Walker Art Center's Out There 2011, the production by Vivarium Studio is described as turning "theatrical conventions upside ... More >>

  • Barbra Berlovitz stars as 'Mother Courage'

    published Jan 27, 2011

    Twin Cities theater scene has desperately missed Theatre de la Jeune Lune since the innovative company collapsed in 2008. The ensemble's adventurous approach to performance, which mixed vario... More >>

  • CTC receives second Joyce Award grant

    published Jan 26, 2011

    ​The Children's Theatre Company has earned its second Joyce Award supporting new works by artists of color. The $50,000 grant will be used to nurture Asian-American playwright Naomi Iizuka'... More >>

  • The Winter's Tale

    published January 26, 2011

    Two worlds collide in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. In the case of the Guthrie's latest production, those worlds are portrayed as a... More >>

  • 'Babe' delights with small-scale mayhem

    published Jan 25, 2011

    ​Due to reasons far too dull to recount, my print review of Babe, The Sheep Pig won't run until next week's issue. So, here are a few early thoughts about the adaptation now playing at the Ch... More >>

  • The Odyssey at Park Square Theatre

    published January 26, 2011

    For three millennia, Homer's The Odyssey has thrilled listeners and readers with the epic adventures of a man lost for 10 years at sea,... More >>

  • 'National Theatre Live': Far-flung peformances, complete with issues

    published Jan 21, 2011

    ​Watching live theater on video, especially theater that wasn't crafted with video in mind, can be an uncomfortable experience. Acting designed to play to the back row of a big auditorium wil... More >>

  • 'Odyssey' gets a new look at Park Square

    published Jan 20, 2011

    ​William Randall Beard's adaptation of The Odyssey, which is currently finishing previews and opens this Friday at Park Square Theatre, may not be exactly the story you remember reading in ... More >>

  • 'Le Misanthrope' gets fresh look at Illusion

    published Jan 19, 2011

    Moliere's Le Misanthrope (The Impossible Lovers) is a comedy of manners that has drawn audiences since it was first produced in the 17th century. Adaptor and director Eric Powell Holm present... More >>

  • The Odyssey

    published January 19, 2011

    For millennia, people have thrilled to the tales of Odysseus, the lost king desperate to get home in the wake of the Trojan War. Twin Cites... More >>

  • Former Guthrie head Michael Langham dies

    published Jan 18, 2011

    Michael Langham, who led the Guthrie Theater back from the brink during his tenure at the helm from 1971 to 1977, has died at age of 91. He passed Saturday at his home in England after a bout ... More >>

  • The Comedy of Errors at Guthrie Theater

    published January 19, 2011

    Presented with vaudevillian shtick and plenty of youthful energy, the Guthrie Theater and Acting Company production of The Comedy of... More >>

  • 'Gob Squad's Kitchen': 15 minutes of fame, one show at a time

    published Jan 14, 2011

    ​Having watched an advance video, I had a pretty good idea of what the Gob Squad was bringing to the Walker Art Center for Out There 2011. But as is usually the case for a theatrical experien... More >>

  • Raw Stages presents a quartet of works-in-progress

    published Jan 13, 2011

    ​The History Theatre and the Playwrights' Center are teaming up, Brave and the Bold style, to present the latest edition of Raw Stages, a look at several in-progress works through staged re... More >>

  • Gob Squad's Kitchen

    published January 12, 2011

    The British-German group returns to the Walker Art Center's Out There festival with Gob Squad's Kitchen (You've Never Had It So Good), a... More >>

  • Macbeth: Rehearsing

    published January 12, 2011

    Through the centuries actors, directors, and producers have felt the urge to fiddle with the Bard, often to their detriment. Sure, it may be... More >>

  • Theatre Terra Firma debuts 'Wash My Sin Away'

    published Jan 11, 2011

    ​This Thursday, Theatre Terra Firma opens a United States premiere of Wash My Sin Away. Tackling a play about the Yugoslavian civil wars by a playwright based in Slovenia carries plenty of ... More >>

  • Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross at Minneapolis Theatre Garage

    published January 12, 2011

    David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross inhabits a strange place in the culture, known more for inspiring sad-sack salesman Gil Gunderson on... More >>

  • 'Show Your Face!' leads off latest 'Out There'

    published Jan 07, 2011

    ​The Walker Art Center's Out There 2011 opened last night with the sometimes perplexing, but overall enthralling Show Your Face! The piece, a collaboration between two Eastern Europe companie... More >>

  • 24-Hour Play Project presents white-hot creations

    published Jan 06, 2011

    ​Deadlines can be good for creativity. There's nothing like an editor breathing down your neck to get a writer off the couch and to the computer, at the very least to make all the shouting an... More >>

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    published January 5, 2011

    If you've had enough holiday cheer, maybe it's time to head back to the office. David Mamet's brilliant examination of the high-pressure working... More >>

  • Nightpath Theatre's rough take on 'Macbeth'

    published Jan 04, 2011

    ​With their spare settings and universal stories, Shakespeare's plays lend themselves to tinkering. The creators at Nightpath Theatre Company have taken Macbeth, a bloody tale of revenge an... More >>

  • Walker Art Center goes U.K. for its Out There series

    published January 5, 2011

    The Walker Art Center's annual Out There theater festival is known for living up to its name. For the 2011 edition, curator Philip Bither has... More >>

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