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  • These are the Men

    published April 15, 2015

    The experimental crew at Savage Umbrella turn their attention to one of drama's oldest stories for their latest production. These are the... More >>


    Workhaus Collective's The Reagan Years Can't Connect the Dots

    published Apr 22, 2015

    Like the era that produced Iran-Contra, deep recessions, and Wham!, The Reagan Years is a mess. Dominic Orlando's new play is bursting with ideas about manhood, the attraction of power, and eternal l... More >>

  • <i>Next to Normal</i> Thrives at Yellow Tree

    Next to Normal Thrives at Yellow Tree

    published Apr 21, 2015

    You would think that a musical centered on mental illness would be a tough sell. The continued popularity of Next to Normal shows how wrong that assumption is. Why has Next to Normal quickly become a... More >>

  • <i>The Reagan Years</i> Heads Back to the Big, Bad '80s

    The Reagan Years Heads Back to the Big, Bad '80s

    published Apr 17, 2015

    Dominic Orlando knows the '80s like the back of his hand. The prolific playwright lived in New York City at the time. Growing up in an Italian-American family in NYC with older brothers, he also lear... More >>

  • Yellow Tree Tackles <i>Next to Normal</i>

    Yellow Tree Tackles Next to Normal

    published Apr 16, 2015

    Yellow Tree Theatre's latest production, Next to Normal, is the biggest, most ambitious piece they've produced during their seven seasons. The award-winning musical is so big, in fact, that they had t... More >>

  • Fruit Fly

    published April 8, 2015

    This creation by Max Wojtanowicz and Sheena Janson has shown great legs over the last few years, starting as a Minnesota Fringe Festival hit... More >>


    Park Square Theater Offers a Gripping Tale of Dementia with The Other Place

    published Apr 15, 2015

    Juliana Smithton's life is unraveling. Her husband has filed for divorce. She hasn't seen her daughter in years after the youngster left home with Juliana's lab assistant. And she thinks she has brain... More >>

  • Red Eye Gives Menace a Pleasing Face in <i>will you still love me, tomorrow</i>

    Red Eye Gives Menace a Pleasing Face in will you still love me, tomorrow

    published Apr 14, 2015

    The latest Red Eye production, will you still love me, tomorrow, is not your everyday walk in the theatrical park. The play focuses not just on crime and murder, but what these acts to do the communit... More >>

  • <i>And the World Goes 'Round</i>: Put It Back in the Trunk

    And the World Goes 'Round: Put It Back in the Trunk

    published Apr 10, 2015

    You wouldn't think putting together a revue of Kander and Ebb songs would be all that hard. Select some classic songs. Find a few obscurities in the trunk. Hire a few singers. You'd be set. You'd als... More >>

  • The Nature Crown

    published April 1, 2015

    Over the past decade, British-born Jon Ferguson has built a strong reputation with the engaging and highly physical shows he has created with... More >>

  • <i>Mary Poppins</i> Makes the Most with Less

    Mary Poppins Makes the Most with Less

    published Apr 09, 2015

    It's no wonder Victorian London was covered with a thick layer of sooty fog, considering all the chimney sweeps ever did was tap dance the days away with a couple of lonely children and a haughty nann... More >>

  • Into the Woods

    published April 1, 2015

    Greta Oglesby makes her Theatre Latte Da debut in Stephen Sondheim’s popular twist on fairy tales. She’s excited to step into the... More >>

  • Death Tax

    published April 1, 2015

    Once director Hayley Finn saw Luca Hnath's Death Tax, she knew she wanted to direct a production in the Twin Cities, and that the always... More >>

  • Huck Finn

    published April 1, 2015

    Englishman Greg Banks has found a creative home at CTC, having directed a string of impressive productions in recent years, including Romeo and... More >>

  • Good People

    published April 1, 2015

    Doubt playwright David Lindsay-Abaire takes us to the front lines of the class war in this recent Broadway hit. The play centers on a pair... More >>


    Mr. Burns, a post-electric play Offers a Very Simpsons Apocalypse at the Guthrie

    published Apr 08, 2015

    During intermission at the Guthrie Theater Saturday night, some people talked excitedly about the Simpsons-obsessed, post-apocalyptic world in Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. Others c... More >>


    will you still love me, tomorrow Offers Fear and Loathing at Red Eye

    published Apr 07, 2015

    German director Fritz Lang has inspired generations of filmmakers and storytellers. Even Lemmy from Motorhead penned "Metropolis" after seeing Lang's landmark silent science-fiction film. Steve Busa ... More >>


    John Command in Charge Again for Jungle's Kander and Ebb Revue

    published Apr 03, 2015

    John Command has been in the theater business for more than half a century, which gives him a unique perspective on And the World Goes 'Round, the Kander and Ebb revue he is directing for the Jungle T... More >>

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    published March 25, 2015

    Two decades ago, Joe Dowling announced his entrance as the head of the Guthrie Theater with a dazzling re-imagining of Shakespeare's beloved... More >>


    Fruit Fly: The Musical Offers an Often Funny, Often Real Gay-Straight Alliance

    published Apr 01, 2015

    Max and Sheena have been best friends forever. The only thing that keeps them from being a full-time couple is that Max is gay. No matter. They share their evenings drinking boxed wine, watching racy ... More >>

  • <i>Mr. Burns, a post-electric play</i> Brings a Twisted Simpsons to Stage

    Mr. Burns, a post-electric play Brings a Twisted Simpsons to Stage

    published Mar 31, 2015

    You don't have to be a Simpsons expert to fully appreciate Anne Washburn's new play, but it certainly won't hurt. Washburn used the classic episode "Cape Feare" as inspiration for Mr. Burns, a post-e... More >>

  • <I>If You Don't Weaken</i> Has Trouble Finding Line Between Comedy and Drama

    If You Don't Weaken Has Trouble Finding Line Between Comedy and Drama

    published Mar 30, 2015

    Jenna Zark's latest play suffers from a kind of identity crisis. It's never sure if it wants to be an off-kilter comedy or a tense drama. There are moments in both halves that work, but the show as a ... More >>


    The Debutante's Ball Offers Mix of Filipino, Minnesota Culture

    published Mar 27, 2015

    While not perfect, Eric "Pogi" Sumangil's The Debutante's Ball offers many delights, giving us an engaging group of young characters as they walk the line between American and Filipino cultures. The ... More >>

  • Hir

    published March 18, 2015

    The increasing understanding and acceptance of gender fluidity isn't just good for people, it's good for art — especially art that isn't... More >>

  • The Woodsman

    published March 18, 2015

    Theatre Pro Rata has never been shy about tackling difficult subjects. Take The Woodsman as evidence. The play centers on a man trying to... More >>

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