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2011 Stories by Ed Huyck

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  • Dudley Riggs reminisces on Brave New Workshop

    published September 21, 2011

    Dudley Riggs knows all about serendipity. It was 1965, and Riggs's Brave New Workshop appeared to be at the end of its rope. "I started... More >>

  • Mixed Blood actor in stable condition after onstage scare

    published Sep 20, 2011

    ​​Warren Bowles is in serious condition after suffering a cardiac arrest Friday evening during the opening-night performance of Neighbors at Mixed Blood Theatre.Bowles was reportedly onstage durin... More >>

  • 'Rocky Horror Show Live' goes to 11

    published Sep 19, 2011

    ​During the laboratory scene of the new Rocky Horror Show Live at the Lab Theater, where transsexual Dr. Frank-N-Furter is ready to reveal his perfect blond bombshell Rocky, a cornucopia of str... More >>

  • Love is in the air in Guthrie's 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    published Sep 16, 2011

    ​Don't expect any twirling moustaches when Ron Menzel takes on the role of baddie Don John in the Guthrie Theater's production of Much Ado About Nothing. "Joe (Dowling, who directs) wanted more... More >>

  • 'The Pride' dives into difficult issues

    published Sep 15, 2011

    ​Get ready to strap in for the latest ride from Pillsbury House Theatre, as the company -- well known for its challenging works -- presents The Pride, a complex and intense examination of relationsh... More >>

  • Pro Rata, Workhaus explore effects of terrorism

    published September 14, 2011

    In the 15 minutes or so before Cat's Paw starts, a series of fake news broadcasts is heard as the eco-terrorist attack at the center of... More >>

  • Park Square readies 'August: Osage County' rollercoaster

    published Sep 13, 2011

    ​Leah Cooper had a couple of actors specifically in mind when she began work on the Park Square production of August: Osage County. You see, local theater vets (and longtime couple) Barbara Kingsley... More >>

  • 'Mercy Watson' brings porcine quest for toast to CTC

    published Sep 09, 2011

    ​Peter Brosius calls his cast for Mercy Watson to the Rescue! a "super group of Twin Cities' comedy." That's really not overstating the case, as the Children's Theatre Company cast includes Sara Ric... More >>

  • Timeless: My Journey; My Song

    published August 31, 2011

    As a solo artist and as a member of Sounds of Blackness, Coré Cotton has recorded a string of well-received albums and songs. For... More >>

  • 'Cat's Paw' travels down rabbit hole of domestic terrorism

    published Sep 08, 2011

    ​Theatre Pro Rata's Artistic Director Carin Bratlie says that the opening date of the terrorist-based thriller Cat's Paw was entirely a coincidence. The 1980s-era William Mastrosimone piece opens on... More >>

  • Phil-a-Thon to benefit ill actor Phil Kilbourne

    published Sep 07, 2011

    ​Serious illness is a scary prospect for anyone, so it's no exaggeration to say that Phil Kilbourne's life took a dark turn this past spring while rehearsing for Penumbra Theatre's I Wish You Love. ... More >>

  • Hamlet at Jungle Theater

    published September 7, 2011

    In a stunning first act of Hamlet at the Jungle Theater, the audience is drawn into a world of high technology and the ancient lusts and... More >>

  • The Church Basement Ladies in A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement

    published September 7, 2011

    The latest Church Basement Ladies show (the fourth in the hugely popular series) is certainly attractive for those who don't like conflict in... More >>

  • Parallel Lives

    published August 17, 2011

    With gay marriage continuing to be hot-button issue in Minnesota, especially with next year's ballot, it's a good time for a show like... More >>

  • William Kent Krueger is happy to continue Cork O'Connor's saga

    published Aug 31, 2011

    ​Cork O'Connor fans take note: William Kent Krueger doesn't plan to stop writing the popular series of mystery novels anytime soon.The latest book in the series, Northwest Angle, was published in Au... More >>

  • Jungle Theater's 'Hamlet' doesn't lose the story amid modern trappings

    published Aug 30, 2011

    ​As my review of Hamlet at the Jungle won't be in the paper until after Labor Day, here are a few preliminary thoughts about the production. It's a show that was worked on up until the last minute. ... More >>

  • True West at Torch Theater

    published August 31, 2011

    The American West isn't what it used to be in Sam Shepard's 1980 play. The rugged California desert has been replaced with suburban... More >>

  • 'Church Basement Ladies': I didn't hate it

    published Aug 29, 2011

    ​Surveying the audience at a recent matinee of The Church Basement Ladies in A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement, I wasn't surprised to see that apart from a couple of gents in backwards baseball caps... More >>

  • Torch tackles 'True West'

    published Aug 26, 2011

    ​Sam Shepard's True West, which opens today at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage, isn't for the faint of heart, either for the audience or the actors."This is an intense psychological drama between two... More >>

  • Joice, Rejoice

    published August 10, 2011

    Master storyteller and all-around Minnesotan Kevin Kling shares a common bond with the biblical Lazarus: Both returned from beyond. On the 10th... More >>

  • Jungle crafts a 'Hamlet' for modern times

    published Aug 25, 2011

    ​It is crunch time for the Jungle Theater's Hamlet, and director Bain Boehlke sounds... a little scared."When Daniel Day Lewis played the role in London, he didn't make it to opening night," Bo... More >>

  • Walking Shadow readies fundraiser, new season

    published Aug 24, 2011

    ​Operating a small theater group is never easy, so John Heimbuch, one of the creative folks behind Walking Shadow Theatre Company, is pleased to say that the they ended last season in the black.Of c... More >>

  • 'Alcina's Island' brings theatrical and culinary delights

    published Aug 23, 2011

    ​When Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta kicked off last Saturday afternoon at Eat Street Gardens just off of Nicollet Avenue, it attracted more than just the 100-plus folks waiting to get into the ... More >>

  • Hairspray at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

    published August 24, 2011

    Hairspray is a perfect show for the talents and limitations of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. The show is bright, fast moving, and loud,... More >>

  • Kevin Kling to 'A Prairie Home Companion?' No

    published Aug 22, 2011

    ​Could Kevin Kling's new residency at the Fitzgerald Theater herald an eventual move to replace the eventually retiring Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion? One recent A.V. Onion article mu... More >>

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