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    Guthrie revives classic comedy Born Yesterday

    published Dec 02, 2013

    A change in schedule at the Guthrie Theater gave director John Miller-Stephany some extra time to think about mounting Garson Kanin's comedic look at Washington corruption, Born Yesterday.The producti... More >>

  • Kevin Kling and Chastity Brown team up for <i>Gulliver Unravels</i>

    Kevin Kling and Chastity Brown team up for Gulliver Unravels

    published Nov 27, 2013

    When Kevin Kling signed up for a multi-year residency with Minnesota Public Radio, one of his dreams was to do an adaptation of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Three years in, he gets his wish wi... More >>

  • I Saw Daddy Marry Santa Claus

    published November 27, 2013

    One test of a good performer — especially a comic performer — is what he or she does when the material goes wrong. A sketch... More >>

  • Jill Bernard celebrates 20 years of improv with day-long performing marathon

    Jill Bernard celebrates 20 years of improv with day-long performing marathon

    published Nov 26, 2013

    Jill Bernard has spent 20 years in the improv-theater trenches and is ready to celebrate in the way only a committed performer would: by spending 12 hours straight onstage, making things up as she goe... More >>

  • <i>The Sexual Life of Savages</i>: Numbers don't lie

    The Sexual Life of Savages: Numbers don't lie

    published Nov 25, 2013

    The opening moments of Walking Shadow Theatre Company's production of Ian MacAllister-McDonald's new play focuses a spotlight on a Google+ logo at the center of Rob Jensen's impressionistic set.Like t... More >>

  • Brave New Workshop: Plenty of holiday cheer, laughs in latest revue

    Brave New Workshop: Plenty of holiday cheer, laughs in latest revue

    published Nov 22, 2013

    While the latest holiday revue from the Brave New Workshop is made up of mostly new material, one old favorite does make a triumphant return.The company's famous remix of "The 12 Days of Christmas" is... More >>

  • Skiing on Broken Glass

    published October 16, 2013

    Playwright David Goldstein is bringing a revamped version of his 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival hit to the Guthrie's Dowling Studio for a... More >>

  • The Clumsy Man

    published October 30, 2013

    Hans Christian Andersen may be seen as the architect of the modern fairy tale, having crafted and adapted so many iconic works in the 19th... More >>

  • Walking Shadow delves into <i>The Sexual Life of Savages</i>

    Walking Shadow delves into The Sexual Life of Savages

    published Nov 20, 2013

    For its latest production, Walking Shadow Theatre Company is not only working with a new play, but with an almost entirely unfamiliar cast."We have only one actor that we've worked with before. Everyo... More >>

  • Cinderella is a ball for all

    published November 20, 2013

    During the first act of Cinderella at the Children's Theatre Company, the wicked — and extremely goofy — stepmother fires a... More >>

  • Mixed Blood explores veterans' experiences; Interact heads to Paris

    Mixed Blood explores veterans' experiences; Interact heads to Paris

    published Nov 18, 2013

    Mixed Blood Theatre and the Footprints Collective cut through the empty platitudes surrounding American military service with a work that uses the experiences and stories of area veterans as its found... More >>

  • Good Woman of Setzuan

    published October 16, 2013

    Theaters looking for a challenge often turn to Bertolt Brecht. The early 20th-century German playwright experimented with theatrical forms and... More >>

  • No holiday spirit for Freshwater Theatre, <i>2 Sugars</i>

    No holiday spirit for Freshwater Theatre, 2 Sugars

    published Nov 14, 2013

    There are plenty of theater options available right now that have nothing to do with the oncoming holiday/Christmas season. Here are a couple smaller shows currently up and running.Related contentFres... More >>

  • Actors work hard to make <i>Cinderella</i> look easy

    Actors work hard to make Cinderella look easy

    published Nov 13, 2013

    For younger actors, working at the Children's Theatre Company tests their skills, asking them to use a host of talents to present shows for an audience not known for its patience.As it turns out, that... More >>

  • Driving Miss Daisy thrives at the Jungle

    published November 13, 2013

    You may find scripts that are more intriguing and insightful over the next couple of months, but you will be hard-pressed to find a production... More >>

  • Green T Productions heads to the outer realms with <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>

    Green T Productions heads to the outer realms with 2001: A Space Odyssey

    published Nov 12, 2013

    Turning Stanley Kubrick's tour de force exploration of humanity's origins and possible evolution into a stage show is a tall order. It's one that Kathy Welch and Green T Productions believe they can f... More >>

  • The Jungle takes a ride in America's recent past with <i>Driving Miss Daisy</i>

    The Jungle takes a ride in America's recent past with Driving Miss Daisy

    published Nov 08, 2013

    James Craven admits he had very little first-hand experience with Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry's look at the Civil Rights movement via an older Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur. ... More >>

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    published October 9, 2013

    Michelle Hensley and Ten Thousand Things have created one of Minnesota's most vibrant and ingenious theaters out of a simple concept: produce work... More >>

  • Ghosts

    published October 16, 2013

    Earlier this year, Theatre Coup d'Etat made a splash with its intense and up-close take on Hamlet. Presented in the Ballroom at the... More >>

  • Freshwater explores Detroit in <i>The Beacon from Belle Isle</i>

    Freshwater explores Detroit in The Beacon from Belle Isle

    published Nov 07, 2013

    Michigan native J. Merrill Motz wants you to know that, despite all the bad press, Detroit is not dead.The playwright's The Beacon from Belle Isle opens the third season by Ivey-Award-winning Freshwat... More >>

  • <i>For Sale</i>: I forgot to bake the cookies and other real-estate disasters

    For Sale: "I forgot to bake the cookies" and other real-estate disasters

    published Nov 06, 2013

    Working in real estate is hard, especially when trying to unload a 12,000-foot warehouse space sandwiched between a comedy club and the rehearsal space for the Minnesota Opera "where they practice the... More >>

  • Twin Cities Horror Festival 2013

    published November 6, 2013

    The Twin Cities Horror Festival serves as a kind of mid-year reminder that the beloved Minnesota Fringe Festival is never too far off. It gives... More >>

  • <i>The Clumsy Man</i>: Cut, folded, mutilated

    The Clumsy Man: Cut, folded, mutilated

    published Nov 05, 2013

    Built around the idea of Hans Christian Andersen as much as the man himself, Open Eye Figure Theatre's The Clumsy Man presents a character in constant motion, never finding rest during the 75-minute s... More >>

  • Heartbreak at core of <i>Skiing on Broken Glass</i>

    Heartbreak at core of Skiing on Broken Glass

    published Nov 05, 2013

    Love is in the air in Skiing on Broken Glass, the Guthrie Theater remount of David Goldstein's Minnesota Fringe Festival show. So is pain, angst, and plenty of misplaced feelings.Riding the skills and... More >>

  • FLiP! Theatre debuts with <i>The Last Five Years</i>

    FLiP! Theatre debuts with The Last Five Years

    published Nov 04, 2013

    The artists behind the nascent FLiP! Theatre are fearless in their debut, and that makes for an invigorating and thoroughly entertaining entree into the local performing arts community. The company, t... More >>

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