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  • Nimbus completes weekend Martin McDonagh double play
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    Nimbus completes weekend Martin McDonagh double play

    published Nov 30, 2012

    In a happy coincidence for fans of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, two of his plays open this weekend in the Twin Cities. Gremlin Theatre tackles McDonagh's recent American-set A Behanding in Spokan... More >>

  • Gremlin Theatre avoids the holidays in 'A Behanding in Spokane'
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    Gremlin Theatre avoids the holidays in 'A Behanding in Spokane'

    published Nov 29, 2012

    While the folks at Gremlin Theatre don't set out to produce an anti-holiday show each year, it usually turns out that way. "We have gotten into the unofficial habit of doing 'not-holiday' shows," says... More >>

  • Christmas shows bring joy and jeers

    published November 28, 2012

    Forced holiday cheer is a fragile thing. The right amount can send you bouncing and singing into the snowy night, ready to do good deeds for... More >>

  • Brave New Workshop puts the XXX in Xmas
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    Brave New Workshop puts the XXX in Xmas

    published Nov 26, 2012

    As long as I've been in the Twin Cities, the Brave New Workshop holiday show has followed a pretty standard format, with a few new sketches mixed in with plenty of old favorites, like the always popul... More >>

  • Company

    published October 24, 2012

    In his essential memoir/lyric compendium/collection of grumpy-old-man thoughts Finishing the Hat, Stephen Sondheim observed that... More >>

  • 2012: The Musical!

    published November 7, 2012

    The hoo-ha about the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world may not speak well to people's bullshit detectors, but it has provided a... More >>

  • A Christmas Carol reignites a classic

    published November 21, 2012

    Real-life drama broke out Saturday night at the opening of the Guthrie's latest production of A Christmas Carol as one of the patrons... More >>

  • Comedy Suitcase brings new meaning to 'Secret Santa'
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    Comedy Suitcase brings new meaning to 'Secret Santa'

    published Nov 20, 2012

    After a couple of successful runs with The Harty Boys Save Christmas, the folks at Comedy Suitcase -- Levi Weinhagen and Joshua English Scrimshaw -- change things up a bit this year with a new show fr... More >>

  • Kevin Kling and Mason Jennings ready to go 'Back Home'
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    Kevin Kling and Mason Jennings ready to go 'Back Home'

    published Nov 19, 2012

    Kevin Kling and Mason Jennings first met about a decade ago, when both were on the bill for a memorial a year after the death of Paul Wellstone. "We really hit it off. I loved his work and him as a pe... More >>

  • Want to see a show? There's plenty of small-theater choices for the weekend
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    Want to see a show? There's plenty of small-theater choices for the weekend

    published Nov 16, 2012

    There's a lot of theater in the Twin Cities that comes and goes in an eye blink, playing for one or two weekends before closing. Here are four shows closing this weekend that would be easy to miss. Th... More >>

  • King Lear

    published October 24, 2012

    The title role in King Lear is one of the great acting challenges. It's local favorite Raye Birk's turn to step into the mad king's shoes... More >>

  • Next to Normal

    published October 3, 2012

    Mixed Blood Theatre opens its latest season with a musical that takes a long, hard look at the ramifications of mental illness on a typical... More >>

  • TRP celebrates a love of letters with '84 Charing Cross Road'
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    TRP celebrates a love of letters with '84 Charing Cross Road'

    published Nov 15, 2012

    Lynn Musgrave has had her eye on 84 Charing Cross Road for many years, but it wasn't until she started to really dig into the play as the director of the upcoming Theatre in the Round Players producti... More >>

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    published November 14, 2012

    It's hard to get into the Christmas spirit on a sunny early-November afternoon when the temperature is tipping past 60 degrees, but the folks... More >>

  • Joe Chvala takes the director's chair for 'A Christmas Carol'
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    Joe Chvala takes the director's chair for 'A Christmas Carol'

    published Nov 12, 2012

    After two years as the movement director, Flying Foot Forum founder Joe Chvala is moving into the director's chair for the Guthrie Theater's annual production of A Christmas Carol. One of his first ta... More >>

  • 44 Plays for 44 Presidents

    published October 31, 2012

    Theatre Pro Rata's latest production, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, is more than a local work. The piece is part of the national Plays for... More >>

  • New Native Theatre finds the humor of '2012: The Musical!'
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    New Native Theatre finds the humor of '2012: The Musical!'

    published Nov 09, 2012

    It's not everyday you get a Native American rock musical about the end of the world. That's what is on the table starting this weekend at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre with the ope... More >>

  • '¡Viva la Soul Power!' merges food and stories for unique event
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    '¡Viva la Soul Power!' merges food and stories for unique event

    published Nov 08, 2012

    ¡Viva la Soul Power! isn't your everyday event. Part pop-up dining experience, part street theater, and part agit-prop, the show merges a multi-course meal with conversations about food and family. A... More >>

  • 'The Skyless City' brings tale of human trafficking to St. Paul
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    'The Skyless City' brings tale of human trafficking to St. Paul

    published Nov 07, 2012

    Iranian director Kiomars Moradi presents The Skyless City at Dreamland Arts starting this weekend, but it isn't a premiere of the piece."I chose The Skyless City as my first play to show in the United... More >>

  • The buzz about In the Next Room

    published November 7, 2012

    From the golden frames that surround the proscenium at the Jungle Theater to the equally gilded curtain hiding the set, the stage before the... More >>

  • Tree Party ready to celebrate a 'Christmas on the Ranch'
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    Tree Party ready to celebrate a 'Christmas on the Ranch'

    published Nov 06, 2012

    For the next few months, popular local Americana band Tree Party will have the kind of steady gig musicians dream about as they take the stage nightly (and a few afternoons) in Plymouth Playhouse's Ch... More >>

  • 'Kill Me Don't Go': Love can be hell
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    'Kill Me Don't Go': Love can be hell

    published Nov 02, 2012

    The Workhaus Collective is promising romance, love, and a little bloodshed with its latest work, Trista Baldwin's Kill Me Don't Go, which opens this weekend."It's totally a comedy, but we've been call... More >>

  • Joel Hodgson, part two: Jerry Seinfeld, Santa Claus, and Christian coffeehouses
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    Joel Hodgson, part two: Jerry Seinfeld, Santa Claus, and Christian coffeehouses

    published Nov 01, 2012

    In part two of our conversation with Joel Hodgson, he looks back at how performing for church groups influenced his development, working with Jerry Seinfeld, and how Mystery Science Theater 3000 came ... More >>

  • Tales from Hollywood

    published September 12, 2012

    The Guthrie's celebration of playwright Christopher Hampton opens this week with a production of 1982's Tales from Hollywood, which... More >>

  • Embers

    published October 10, 2012

    The final piece of the Guthrie Theater's Christopher Hampton puzzle arrives with a United States premiere of a play that is a marked contrast to... More >>

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