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  • The Brothers Size

    published September 5, 2012

    Last year, Pillsbury House Theatre caused a sensation with its co-production (with the Mount Curve Company) of In the Red and Brown Water,... More >>

  • 'Lovers & Executioners' brings the rhymes, laughs, and thoughts
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    'Lovers & Executioners' brings the rhymes, laughs, and thoughts

    published Oct 03, 2012

    It was a weekend of verse for me, as all three shows I saw -- Measure for Measure, the Cat in the Hat, and Theatre Pro Rata's latest, Lovers & Executioners -- came complete with metered lines and ... More >>

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    Measure for Measure stays true to form

    published October 3, 2012

    I'm not going to name any names, but Shakespeare in the Twin Cities can be deadly dull to watch. Not because the acting or direction or... More >>

  • 'Cat in the Hat' is all about delight
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    'Cat in the Hat' is all about delight

    published Oct 02, 2012

    We probably all remember the dreary, rainy days of childhood, when our parents wouldn't let us out and none of the distractions inside seemed to hold any interest. Dr. Seuss took that innocent boredom... More >>

  • 'Thirst: The No Round': Drink, be entertained, and fight the marriage amendment
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    'Thirst: The No Round': Drink, be entertained, and fight the marriage amendment

    published Oct 01, 2012

    With the election only weeks away and the marriage amendment too close to call, plenty of forces have been arrayed to stand against it, including the folks at Thirst Theatre. The latest edition of Thi... More >>

  • Pro Rata ready for the Restoration, wigs and all
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    Pro Rata ready for the Restoration, wigs and all

    published Sep 28, 2012

    For its latest production, Theatre Pro Rata moves right into the Restoration -- and a nest of vipers for modern audiences.Lovers and Executioners, written by Antoine Jacob de Montfleury in 1669, is a ... More >>

  • Ten Thousand Things revisits 'Measure for Measure'
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    Ten Thousand Things revisits 'Measure for Measure'

    published Sep 27, 2012

    Tackling Measure for the Measure for the third time in the last 14 years, director Michelle Hensley knows a few things about the piece. Chief among them: Casting an actress as the Duke is vital."If I ... More >>

  • Ivey Awards honor Shiomi with Lifetime Achievement Award
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    Ivey Awards honor Shiomi with Lifetime Achievement Award

    published Sep 26, 2012

    Rick Shiomi took home the Lifetime Achievement honor at Monday evening's Ivey Award ceremony for his decades of contributions to area theater, especially through his work with Mu Performing Arts. How ... More >>

  • Tales from Hollywood boasts star performances

    published September 26, 2012

    There's a lot of window dressing in the Guthrie's Tales from Hollywood, anchored by the play's central conceit — that the scenes... More >>

  • Curiouser and curiouser: 'A Hole' at Open Eye Figure Theatre
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    Curiouser and curiouser: 'A Hole' at Open Eye Figure Theatre

    published Sep 25, 2012

    Michael Sommers isn't one for doing things the easy way, as his sort-of adaptation of Alice in Wonderland proves. Taking cues from Lewis Carroll's famous tale, Sommers twists and turns the piece as a ... More >>

  • Keir Dullea ready for turn in 'Tales From Hollywood'
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    Keir Dullea ready for turn in 'Tales From Hollywood'

    published Sep 21, 2012

    At 76, Keir Dullea isn't interested in slowing down. The veteran actor is making his Guthrie debut this week in Tales From Hollywood, the first show in the theater's Christopher Hampton celebration."I... More >>

  • Open Eye invites audience to travel down 'A Hole'
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    Open Eye invites audience to travel down 'A Hole'

    published Sep 21, 2012

    Artistic inspiration can come from many places. For Michael Sommers, the spark of Open Eye Figure Theatre's latest piece came from the dogs in the building, and the toys they would chew up."I started ... More >>

  • Ballad of the Pale Fisherman

    published August 29, 2012

    Audiences in southeast Minnesota, or folks on a late-season vacation, can check out a highly lauded production by Transatlantic Love Affair from... More >>

  • 'Way of Water' digs into rage, pain, and touches of hope
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    'Way of Water' digs into rage, pain, and touches of hope

    published Sep 20, 2012

    Caridad Svitch's play about the struggling victims of the 2010 BP oil disaster positively crackles with raw rage. In a nameless Gulf Coast town, four characters struggle with the ramifications of the ... More >>

  • Arrrrr! Arrgh! Arr! Arrghh!* ('Buccaneers' is jolly good fun)
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    Arrrrr! Arrgh! Arr! Arrghh!* ('Buccaneers' is jolly good fun)

    published Sep 19, 2012

    Avast! Yo ho ho! Um, piece of eight! Arrrrghhhhh! Okay, enough talking like a pirate for today's Talk Like a Pirate celebrations. Let's look at a pirate-themed play currently up at the Children's Thea... More >>

  • Eurydice at Pillsbury House

    published September 19, 2012

    What lies beyond the veil of death has long been a human obsession. You can imagine that among the first thoughts of human beings, after "Why... More >>

  • Director Joe Dowling muses about the Guthrie's monumental 50th year

    published September 19, 2012

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  • Walking Shadow heads to the Underworld
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    Walking Shadow heads to the Underworld

    published Sep 14, 2012

    Related stories: Walking Shadow makes the stage a stage in 'Compleat Female Stage Beauty'If you are not familiar with the story of Eurydice and Orpheus, here it is in a nutshell: The two are madly in ... More >>

  • Gonzo Group experiments with Chekhov
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    Gonzo Group experiments with Chekhov

    published Sep 13, 2012

    Related stories:Gonzo Group prepares for Greeks in the Streets festivalThere's a certain irony that, after a month where practically every show I saw started late, the one that I was running a bit beh... More >>

  • Frank Theatre tackles Gulf Coast tragedies in 'The Way of Water'
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    Frank Theatre tackles Gulf Coast tragedies in 'The Way of Water'

    published Sep 11, 2012

    In Caridad Svich's The Way of Water, the four characters have found their lives turned inside out by a string of real-world disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Their part of t... More >>

  • Lysistrata at Theatre in the Round

    published September 12, 2012

    One reason ancient Greek theater has endured for thousands of years is that the plays touch on fundamental human conditions, conflicts, and... More >>

  • The Brothers Size examines deep bonds

    published September 12, 2012

    A lot has been made about the mythic sweep of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Brother/Sister plays, especially in his use of the names of West... More >>

  • Theatre in the Round Players return to 'Lysistrata'
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    Theatre in the Round Players return to 'Lysistrata'

    published Sep 07, 2012

    Twenty years ago, Craig Johnson wanted desperately to direct at Theatre in the Round. The opportunity came when another director dropped out, leaving Lysistrata open.Johnson dove in, crafted his own a... More >>

  • The Sunshine Boys

    published July 4, 2012

    Neil Simon's 1972 play about a pair of vaudevillians reuniting one last time — despite absolutely hating each other — has seen the... More >>

  • Trick Boxing

    published August 15, 2012

    With the 2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival in our taillights, it's time to revisit one of the big hits of Fringe past. Trick Boxing made its... More >>

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