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  • The Servant of Two Masters

    published December 5, 2012

    Steven Epp, a 2011 City Pages Artist of the Year, returns to the Twin Cities for a run of Yale Repertory Theatre's The Servant of Two... More >>

  • The Year in Denial: The Scrimshaw Brothers' New Year's Eve Comedy Extravaganza!

    published December 26, 2012

    Funny brothers Joseph and Joshua Scrimshaw don't team up all that often, as both have successful comedy troupes (Joking Envelope and Comedy... More >>

  • A Christmas Carol

    published November 14, 2012

    Positioned somewhere between venerable holiday staple and war horse, the Guthrie Theater's A Christmas Carol underwent a renovation a few... More >>

  • Scrimshaw Bros. NYE show: There will probably be more champagne onstage. At least, inside me
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    Scrimshaw Bros. NYE show: "There will probably be more champagne onstage. At least, inside me"

    published Dec 28, 2012

    The turn of the calendar means that once again the Bryant-Lake Bowl will be an all-Scrimshaw affair Monday night, as four different performances will be featured. Earlier in the evening, Joshua Englis... More >>

  • The year in theater, part two: Companies soldier on
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    The year in theater, part two: Companies soldier on

    published Dec 27, 2012

    The Minnesota Fringe Festival certainly hit plenty of goals in 2012, with strong attendance and the usual positive vibe for what was being offered. There was some grumbling -- at least from colleagues... More >>

  • All Is Calm:The Christmas Truce of 1914

    published December 19, 2012

    Unlike most people, who head to holiday-season shows for a night out, I attend them as part of my job. I'm not complaining. I've had plenty of... More >>

  • The year in theater, part one: 13 favorites
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    The year in theater, part one: 13 favorites

    published Dec 26, 2012

    In this week's paper, I looked at my 10 favorite shows of the year. I use this language intentionally. While I saw about 120 productions this year -- along with 19 Fringe shows -- that is only part of... More >>

  • Christmas: Impossible

    published November 21, 2012

    James Bond isn't the only super spy who won't die. When Christmas is threatened by evil puppets bent on wreaking havok by stealing all of the... More >>

  • Top 10 plays of 2012

    published December 26, 2012

    I saw too many great shows this year and have too little space to talk about them all. But here are my favorite 10 productions from... More >>

  • 'All is Calm': Songs for No Man's Land
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    'All is Calm': Songs for No Man's Land

    published Dec 21, 2012

    The staging of All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 is simplicity defined: A black backdrop, a couple of platforms, a few crates, a bit of stage fog, and snow. It's a show that works its magic not... More >>

  • Catch Me If You Can

    published December 12, 2012

    As yet another Broadway adaptation of a Hollywood film, Catch Me If You Can comes with an intriguing pedigree. Terrance McNally, whose... More >>

  • In the Next Room

    published October 31, 2012

    Sarah Ruhl's work, subtitled "the vibrator play," was an unlikely Broadway success, earning a trio of Tony nominations, a number of best-play... More >>

  • A Behanding in Spokane

    published November 28, 2012

    If forced holiday cheer is getting you down, there are alternatives, like the latest Gremlin Theatre production. A Behanding in Spokane is... More >>

  • Looking for a holiday show? We've got some suggestions
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    Looking for a holiday show? We've got some suggestions

    published Dec 19, 2012

    As the final weeks of 2012 count down on the calendar, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the religious holiday of your choice, the upcoming solstice, or just making your way to the end of an... More >>

  • 2 Pianos 4 Hands and The Santaland Diaries

    published December 19, 2012

    Richard Greenblatt and Ted Dykstra created 2 Pianos 4 Hands out of memories of their youthful years, when they practiced hard and... More >>

  • 'Obsessed' goes 'Back to the Future'
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    'Obsessed' goes 'Back to the Future'

    published Dec 17, 2012

    Creative multitasker Joseph Scrimshaw has an internet hit on his hands with his Obsessed podcast, where the host and a variety of creative folks -- or just random audience members -- share their speci... More >>

  • 'Little Dickens' falls short
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    'Little Dickens' falls short

    published Dec 14, 2012

    Want and Ignorance Present: Little Dickens ends up being an uneasy marriage between the theatrical and the audio-visual that doesn't take its concept far enough to be compelling. It marks an inte... More >>

  • Virtuosity is the name of the game in '2 Pianos 4 Hands'
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    Virtuosity is the name of the game in '2 Pianos 4 Hands'

    published Dec 13, 2012

    I was an indifferent piano student for about a decade when I was a youngster, from elementary school through the first part of high school. I went to lessons, practiced, um, occasionally, and took par... More >>

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    The Servant of Two Masters

    published December 12, 2012

    We've all had those evenings, especially around Christmas and other winter holidays. It could be a family gathering or a work party or just a... More >>

  • 'Joe Egg': The unbearable pain of carrying on
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    'Joe Egg': The unbearable pain of carrying on

    published Dec 11, 2012

    The sheer amount of theater in the Twin Cities makes it nearly impossible to catch everything. Sometimes, this means just passing on an intriguing piece with a promise to catch the new work by the com... More >>

  • 'The Santaland Diaries': Still funny
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    'The Santaland Diaries': Still funny

    published Dec 10, 2012

    Frank Theatre's The Santaland Diaries opens without any real fanfare. The lights dim a bit and actor Joe Leary walks onstage dressed in street clothes. It's the transformation that takes place in the ... More >>

  • 'The Servant of Two Masters' aims for comedy jazz
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    'The Servant of Two Masters' aims for comedy jazz

    published Dec 07, 2012

    Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp have a long history of working together, going back to their days in Theatre de la Jeune Lune's "boot camp" back in the 1980s. In the years after that, "we looked for ... More >>

  • Frank gets back into holiday spirit with 'Santaland Diaries'
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    Frank gets back into holiday spirit with 'Santaland Diaries'

    published Dec 06, 2012

    Over the past few years, Wendy Knox has become quite familiar with David Sedaris's The Santaland Diaries. She has directed the stage adaptation in three cities, at five different venues, and with four... More >>

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    Martin McDonagh delves into dark relationships

    published December 5, 2012

    What if, in the middle of A Christmas Carol, Tiny Tim got beat down by a gang of London ruffians, or if at the end, Scrooge revealed a... More >>

  • Park Square returns to '2 Pianos 4 Hands'
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    Park Square returns to '2 Pianos 4 Hands'

    published Dec 04, 2012

    Peter Vitale and Michael Pearce Donley are getting the chance to revisit a favorite from their recent past, and they are ready to take advantage of the opportunity."Largely, I was able to learn the mu... More >>

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