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  • <i>For the Loyal</i> Offers Shattered Look at Sexual Abuse

    For the Loyal Offers Shattered Look at Sexual Abuse

    published May 01, 2015

    Lee Blessing's For the Loyal starts out as a typical, albeit very intense, drama. On an unnamed college campus, a graduate assistant in the football program has just caught one of the coaches with an ... More >>

  • will you still love me, tomorrow

    published April 22, 2015

    It's easy to blame the outsider when tragedy strikes, but what do people do when the horrors come from within? Katharine Sherman takes this idea,... More >>

  • <i>Space Girl</i>: We Get to Have More Theater with Cardboard Robots and Death Rays

    Space Girl: "We Get to Have More Theater with Cardboard Robots and Death Rays"

    published Apr 30, 2015

    If Comic Con doesn't provide enough geeky delights this weekend, Bedlam Theatre has you covered with Space Girl, an epic adventure that embraces the best of pulp and classic science-fiction. The adve... More >>

  • Boeing-Boeing

    published April 22, 2015

    The final season at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage from Torch Theater continues with this classic 1960s French farce, where modern technology... More >>


    Detroit '67 Pushes the Summer of Love Riots Down to Human Size

    published Apr 29, 2015

    In the summer of 1967, sister and brother Chelle and Lank are looking to make a life in the heart of Detroit. Chelle wants to just continue with the underground club they run in their basement, fueled... More >>

  • CTC Goes Flying with <i>Peter Pan</i>

    CTC Goes Flying with Peter Pan

    published Apr 27, 2015

    Peter Pan: The Musical is an epically silly piece of theater that gets a fittingly silly production from the Children's Theatre Company. There are goofy and grand performances galore, from Tyler Mich... More >>

  • Art

    published April 15, 2015

    Yasmina Reza explores the meaning of art and friendship in this award-winning play, where the friendship among a trio of men is threatened when... More >>

  • <i>Pussy Valley</i> Offers Messy, Maddening, and Engrossing Night at Mixed Blood

    Pussy Valley Offers Messy, Maddening, and Engrossing Night at Mixed Blood

    published Apr 24, 2015

    I'm not hardwired for the activities inside of strip clubs, so I've never actually experienced it firsthand. Katori Hall's Pussy Valley is a lot like what I've always imagined: tacky, crass, and more ... More >>

  • <i>The Crucible</i>: Guthrie Misses Mark in Arthur Miller Epic

    The Crucible: Guthrie Misses Mark in Arthur Miller Epic

    published Apr 23, 2015

    The Guthrie's Theater's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible is like so many others directed by Joe Dowling during his 20-year tenure. Some good. Some bad. Some ultimately unsatisfying. See al... More >>

  • 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 >>

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