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2011 Stories by Ed Huyck

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  • The Diary of Anne Frank

    published October 26, 2011

    Wendy Kesselman's adaptation of the dark and stirring real-life World War II story arrives in a new production at the Sabes Jewish Community... More >>

  • Mixed Blood explores spectrum of disability in Center of the Margins festival

    published Nov 10, 2011

    ​Mixed Blood Theatre has been abuzz with activity over the past several weeks as the company prepares a trio of shows to premiere this weekend for its Center of the Margins Festival, a series that e... More >>

  • Brave New Workshop unveils downtown space

    published Nov 09, 2011

    ​Late last Friday afternoon, John Sweeney was in a conference room at Brave New Workshop's 824 Hennepin Avenue location. He was doing a final few tasks before putting on his tux for the marquee ligh... More >>

  • The Ravagers at the Hollywood Theater

    published November 9, 2011

    This summer, Theatre Pro Rata proved that the abandoned Hollywood Theater, an old movie house in Northeast, made an intriguing home for the... More >>

  • Ajax in Iraq

    published November 9, 2011

    Ajax in Iraq is like a stomach punch—a messy, disturbing merging of the ancient tale of Ajax going mad on the beaches of Troy... More >>

  • Greenwald dons black dress again in 'I Am My Own Wife'

    published Nov 08, 2011

    ​The story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transvestite (born Lothar Berfelde) who lived openly both during the end of the Nazi regime and then for decades under the communists in East Berlin, would s... More >>

  • 'Intergalactic Nemesis' brings back joy of the pulps

    published Nov 07, 2011

    ​Jason Neulander wanted to craft a story like the ones he'd grown up on, such as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Since he and his buddies didn't have a multimillion-dollar budget, they did th... More >>

  • Haunted Theater: Fallout

    published October 19, 2011

    This year, the Loring Theater will bring real fears and terrors to life in its annual haunted house. Instead of ghouls and zombie attacks, expect... More >>

  • Savage Umbrella recasts Greek tragedy for 'The Ravagers'

    published Nov 04, 2011

    ​Savage Umbrella's latest piece, The Ravagers, takes its inspiration from The Suppliants, a Greek play by Aeschylus -- but in ways you might not expect."We're not using the Suppliants at all," says ... More >>

  • The Rocky Horror Show

    published September 14, 2011

    Apparently, we're never going to get tired of doing the "Time Warp" again. Or, at least, that's what Cardinal Theatricals is betting on with its... More >>

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    published October 5, 2011

    The unexpected Broadway smash and Tony Award-winning musical comes to the Twin Cities in a production that will be loaded with local references.... More >>

  • Hunter Gatherers

    published October 12, 2011

    The savage, beating, primal heart of humanity is on the menu in Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's play, which opens the 28th season for Red Eye Theater. In... More >>

  • Jungle revisits 'I Am My Own Wife'

    published Nov 03, 2011

    ​When the Jungle Theater first tackled Doug Wright's award-winning examination of the life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf five years ago, the show became a sensation, both for its engaging style and vir... More >>

  • The Edge of Our Bodies and Bat Boy: The Musical

    published November 2, 2011

    Adam Rapp can be a divisive figure, to the point that New York Times scribe Christopher Isherwood has begged off on reviewing any more of the... More >>

  • Scrimshaw and Corbett ready to embrace the 'CineMadness'

    published Nov 01, 2011

    ​Joseph Scrimshaw and Bill Corbett know comedy. They also know movies. So their latest project, CineMadness, shouldn't really come as a surprise. In it, the two will chat about their lifelong affini... More >>

  • Frank explores past and present in 'Ajax in Iraq'

    published Oct 31, 2011

    ​For its latest show, Frank Theatre is going deep into the past, and right up to modern day. Ajax in Iraq presents the ancient Greek work through two lenses. In one, Ajax is a soldier in the Trojan ... More >>

  • 'Edge of Our Bodies' turns into more than just a story

    published Oct 28, 2011

    ​The first question I had after watching The Edge of Our Bodies at the Guthrie Wednesday evening was, "Why is this on stage?" Not that I necessarily had a problem with Adam Rapp's script, or the per... More >>

  • Il Campiello at Open Book

    published October 26, 2011

    Ten Thousand Things Theater continues its remarkable run with Il Campiello, Steven Epp's adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's 18th-century... More >>

  • Oliver Twist

    published October 26, 2011

    It's easy to gloss over the filth, squalor, and intense social inequities of the 19th-century world, but Park Square Theatre's production of... More >>

  • 'Bat Boy' returns for Halloween

    published Oct 25, 2011

    In 2004, Minneapolis Musical Theatre hit pay dirt with the off-kilter Bat Boy: The Musical. The show proved to be a massive hit for the company, and paved the way for a string of unusual musicals incl... More >>

  • 'Haunted Theater: Fallout' turns clock back to 1962 for night of nuclear-tinged scares

    published Oct 24, 2011

    ​There will be scares of a different sort at the second annual Haunted Theater at the Loring. In place of zombies and other ghouls will be the threat of nuclear annihilation and everyday folks turne... More >>

  • Ten Thousand Things hits again with 'Il Campiello'

    published Oct 21, 2011

    ​Theater is never easy, but it certainly can have a leg up with great artists behind the scenes and onstage. That has always been one of Ten Thousand Things' great strengths, and that's absolutely e... More >>

  • Sieber is terrific in 'La Cage Aux Folles'

    published Oct 20, 2011

    ​Christopher Sieber's homecoming Tuesday at the State Theatre in Minneapolis was a triumphant one, and most of the rest of the company of La Cage Aux Folles didn't do too bad either.Sieber, who grad... More >>

  • Steve Hendrickson returns for grotesque 'Oliver Twist'

    published Oct 19, 2011

    ​We haven't seen Steve Hendrickson on our local stages for quite some time, but that doesn't mean the veteran actor hasn't been working. In the past year, he's performed in Arizona, Washington D.C.,... More >>

  • Hunter Gatherers theater review

    published October 19, 2011

    Hunter Gatherers offers us a bleak world. The four characters are clueless and lost, even when exuding superficial confidence. None of... More >>

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