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    Relics Offers Futuristic Look at the Present

    published Nov 13, 2014

    Starting Friday, you will have a chance to take a veritable time machine to a world 300 years in the future. All you need to do is take one of the two elevators to the ninth floor of the Guthrie Theat... More >>


    Anti-Musical Killer Inside Pulls No Punches About Life in Prison

    published Nov 12, 2014

    Lots of folks hate musicals. They can't accept the logic of people breaking into song in a way that would only get stares if done on the street. They don't like the persistently perky stories or the m... More >>

  • <i>The Juniper Tree</i>: Cannibalism Can Be Fun(ny)

    The Juniper Tree: Cannibalism Can Be Fun(ny)

    published Nov 11, 2014

    Nothing says "children's fairy tale" like a story featuring insane jealousy, murder, and unintentional cannibalism. The Juniper Tree has all three. The Grimm fairy tale has come back to life at Open ... More >>

  • <i>Murder Mysteries</i>: Heavenly Horrors

    Murder Mysteries: Heavenly Horrors

    published Nov 10, 2014

    I've been a longtime fan of Neil Gaiman, going all the way back to the first issue of Sandman, and through all of the graphic novels, short stories, and novels that have come in the decades since. I'... More >>

  • <i>Ghost Sonata</i> Goes All-In With Surreal Horrors

    Ghost Sonata Goes All-In With Surreal Horrors

    published Nov 07, 2014

    Something is rotten in the unnamed city at the heart of August Strindberg's Ghost Sonata. In and of itself, that's not a surprise. The Swedish playwright was one of a group of 19th and early 20th cent... More >>

  • Twin Cities Horror Festival III

    published October 22, 2014

    If the third time is a charm for the Twin Cities Horror Festival, let's hope it is one covered in Eldritch symbols and corrupted by dark powers.... More >>

  • Longtime Friends Bain Boehlke and Wendy Lehr Slip Into <i>On Golden Pond</i> Roles

    Longtime Friends Bain Boehlke and Wendy Lehr Slip Into On Golden Pond Roles

    published Nov 06, 2014

    It took some prodding to get Bain Boehlke to take a look at On Golden Pond, the 1970s play best remembered for the 1981 film version -- and the iconic performances of Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn... More >>

  • The Wolf of Walmart

    published July 16, 2014

    Any fears that Brave New Workshop would lose something essential in the 2011 move from its longtime and somewhat grungy digs Uptown to the new,... More >>

  • Mission Theatre Asks Questions in <i>Detainee</i>

    Mission Theatre Asks Questions in Detainee

    published Nov 05, 2014

    Growing up, Andrea Tonsfeldt had a father who couldn't talk about what he did all day. He worked in military intelligence, leaving his day-to-day efforts a mystery. The actor and founding artistic di... More >>


    Grounded Is a White-Knuckle Ride

    published Nov 05, 2014

    Minutes before the start of Grounded Saturday night at the Playwrights' Center, actor Sha Cage walked on the stage, snapped a sharp salute, and held it until the lights went down. The action defined... More >>

  • <i>Twelfe Night</i> Gets Lost in the Words

    Twelfe Night Gets Lost in the Words

    published Nov 04, 2014

    The awkward spelling of Classical Actors Ensemble's Twelfe Night gives an indication that something is up with this production, now running in repertoire with John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi at th... More >>

  • Nimbus Explores <i>Ghost Sonata</i> with New Translation

    Nimbus Explores Ghost Sonata with New Translation

    published Oct 31, 2014

    Danielle Blackbird has done it all in the theater. "I was a stage manager. I got my M.F.A. in acting. I directed a show, and I wrote a play for Nimbus," Blackbird says. Now she can add translator to ... More >>

  • Busytown: The Musical

    published September 17, 2014

    For generations, the adventures of the inhabitants in Richard Scarry's Busytown have entertained children of all stripes with their antics.... More >>

  • 1984

    published October 15, 2014

    The setting for George Orwell's novel is 30 years in our past, but his message about state control and constant surveillance is as important today... More >>

  • <i>House on Mango Street</i> Delves into Youth in the Barrio

    House on Mango Street Delves into Youth in the Barrio

    published Oct 30, 2014

    The House on Mango Street offers an impressionistic interpretation of Sandra Cisneros's memoir of growing up in a Chicago barrio in the 1970s. It's a piece that is often engaging, but lacking in drive... More >>

  • Sha Cage Returns to Frank Theatre in <i>Grounded</i>

    Sha Cage Returns to Frank Theatre in Grounded

    published Oct 30, 2014

    George Brant's Grounded is doing the theatrical version of blowing up. Over the last two years, more than a dozen productions have been produced of the one-woman show about a female fighter pilot stuc... More >>


    Three Shows You Should See at the Twin Cities Horror Festival

    published Oct 29, 2014

    There's always talk this time of year of why people flock to scary movies and put Stephen King atop bestseller lists. The answer is simple: Being scared is fun, especially when we know that the threat... More >>

  • Twin Cities Horror Festival III Provides New Pack of Frights

    Twin Cities Horror Festival III Provides New Pack of Frights

    published Oct 27, 2014

    The Third Twin Cities Horror Festival continues through Sunday at the Southern Theater. Over the first weekend, patrons were treated to nine distinct pieces of theater, while the lobby offered a mix o... More >>

  • <i>New Jerusalem</i> Offers Muddy History Lesson

    New Jerusalem Offers Muddy History Lesson

    published Oct 24, 2014

    David Ives built his reputation on tight, short plays that weren't afraid to tackle deep and even obtuse subjects. Even more recent full-length pieces, like Venus in Fur, balanced the philosophy with ... More >>

  • The Mystery of Irma Vep

    published August 27, 2014

    The campy Mystery of Irma Vep is a chance for a pair of actors to really show what they are made of. These two must be ready to play a bevy... More >>

  • The White Snake

    published September 17, 2014

    Innovative director Mary Zimmerman brings her signature style to the Guthrie this fall with The White Snake. Zimmerman earned a Tony Award... More >>

  • Park Square Opens Boss Stage with <i>The House on Mango Street</i>

    Park Square Opens Boss Stage with The House on Mango Street

    published Oct 23, 2014

    Last week, the finishing touches were being put on two premieres at Park Square Theatre: The House on Mango Street and the space it will occupy, the new Andy Boss Thrust Stage. So while the tech crew... More >>

  • Scares Abound at the Third Twin Cities Horror Festival

    Scares Abound at the Third Twin Cities Horror Festival

    published Oct 22, 2014

    There will be blood... and guts, and tension, and frights aplenty over the 11 days of the Twin Cities Horror Festival. Nine different shows will be part of the third version of this event at the South... More >>


    Theatre Pro Rata Captures the Spirit of 1984

    published Oct 22, 2014

    Since it was published 65 years ago, George Orwell's 1984 has been the model for oppressive, dystopian states in fiction.Through the decades, 1984 has stubbornly resisted strong translations into othe... More >>


    The Secret Lives of Coats Offers Charming Absurdities at Red Eye

    published Oct 21, 2014

    The experimental Red Eye Theater and a tradition-bound musical wouldn't seem to go together, but The Secret Lives of Coats binds the two like peanut butter and, if not chocolate, then at least apple s... More >>

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