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  • <i>Boeing Boeing</i>: Air Travel Isn't Like This Anymore
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    Boeing Boeing: Air Travel Isn't Like This Anymore

    published Mar 19, 2015

    There's nothing like a well-oiled machine, as Torch Theater's Boeing Boeing proves. Marc Camoletti's 1960s-era farce would seem to be a relic of a long-ago, pre-cell-phone world, but this tale of a m... More >>

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    After Riveting First Hour, Death Tax Loses the Plot

    published Mar 18, 2015

    What would you do for $200,000? Would you be willing to bilk a delusional rich woman out of part of her fortune? That's the hook of Lucas Hnath's Death Tax at Pillsbury House Theatre. The play delves... More >>

  • <i>The Woodsman</i> Takes Us Into the Dark
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    The Woodsman Takes Us Into the Dark

    published Mar 17, 2015

    The Woodsman is about a monster. Steven Fechter's play centers on a man, Walter, who has returned after spending 12 years in prison after molesting a string of 10- to 12-year-old girls. He isn't Fred... More >>

  • <i>Huck Finn</i> Triumphs Again at CTC
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    Huck Finn Triumphs Again at CTC

    published Mar 13, 2015

    You want suspension of disbelief? From the opening moments of this Children's Theatre Company revival, you will be convinced that middle-aged Dean Holt is the 14-year-old free spirit Huckleberry Finn.... More >>

  • Nothing Is Something

    published February 18, 2015

    Open Eye Figure Theatre often invites its audiences to head down the rabbit hole. The tiny but innovative theater often merges puppetry,... More >>

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    Death Tax Thrills, for First Two-Thirds at Least

    published Mar 12, 2015

    The truth is a slippery thing in Lucas Hnath's Death Tax. There are a few facts presented. Maxine, a woman living in a nursing home, believes her daughter wants to kill her before the first of the ye... More >>

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    Into the Woods: An Elegant, Engaging Musical from Theatre Latte Da

    published Mar 11, 2015

    Fairy tales are hot. It's not just six-year-olds driving the success of Frozen. Once Upon a Time continues to draw audiences on ABC, while Bill Willingham's Fables is ending a 13-year run as one of th... More >>

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    Ten Thousand Things' Michelle Hensley Writes Book About Theater

    published Mar 09, 2015

    Michelle Hensley admits she's been thinking about writing a book for a long time. It took some help from a playwright for the Ten Thousand Things founder to take the next step. "It took me eight year... More >>

  • Oliver!

    published February 4, 2015

    Theatre Latte Da and the Hennepin Theatre Trust are teaming up for another round of Broadway Re-Imagined. Following up last year's explosive... More >>

  • In the Age of Paint and Bone

    published February 4, 2015

    Why do humans create art, and what motivated our earliest ancestors? Nimbus’s Liz Neerland considers these questions in this workshop... More >>

  • By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

    published February 4, 2015

    Playwright Lynn Nottage explores the experiences of black actors and actresses in 1930s Hollywood in her latest play, the first to be produced at... More >>

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    Actors Ready to Fly in Chanhassen's Mary Poppins

    published Mar 05, 2015

    Different actors will approach famous roles in different ways. When Ann Michels was cast as the title character in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' Mary Poppins, she began to research not just the original... More >>

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    Mixed Blood's Hir Makes for a Thoroughly Unpleasant Two Hours

    published Mar 04, 2015

    Isaac, a meth-addled ex-Marine, has returned home from Afghanistan. Instead of the neat and ordered abode of his youth, he lands in what could be described as a hoarder's starter home. The grass hasn... More >>

  • Greta Oglesby Takes on the Witch in <i>Into the Woods</i>
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    Greta Oglesby Takes on the Witch in Into the Woods

    published Mar 03, 2015

    Greta Oglesby is thrilled to be playing the Witch in Stephen Sondheim's beloved Into the Woods -- even if it means stepping into some big shoes. "I've seen it several times and I've seen the movie wi... More >>

  • Pillsbury House Explores the End of Life in <i>Death Tax</i>
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    Pillsbury House Explores the End of Life in Death Tax

    published Mar 02, 2015

    After director Hayley Finn saw Lucas Hnath's Death Tax, she knew she wanted to bring the show to Minneapolis and have it produced at Pillsbury House Theatre. "I couldn't stop thinking about it afterw... More >>

  • <i>Fifty Shades of Gravy</i>: Trigger Warnings Galore
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    Fifty Shades of Gravy: Trigger Warnings Galore

    published Feb 27, 2015

    The Brave New Workshop has always been an equal-opportunity offender. That comes out clearly at the top of Act Two of the longstanding company's latest comedy revue, Fifty Shades of Gravy. Moments af... More >>

  • Love and Information

    published January 28, 2015

    Frank Theatre has visited the world of provocative British playwright Caryl Churchill several times over the past decades, starting with her... More >>

  • Rehearsing Failure

    published January 21, 2015

    It's no surprise that Bertolt Brecht was as fiery as his onstage work. The German's plays were confrontational and revolutionary in his homeland,... More >>

  • Children's Theatre Company Readies 50th Anniversary Season
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    Children's Theatre Company Readies 50th Anniversary Season

    published Feb 26, 2015

    The Children's Theatre Company may be about to start its 50th anniversary season, but the venerable, award-winning venue isn't looking backward. "There are a lot of ways to do a retrospective, but we... More >>

  • Skin Deep Sea

    published February 11, 2015

    Playful playwright embraces an alternative 19th-century America full of airships, mermaids, and pirates in Skin Deep Sea, the latest work... More >>

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    Open Eye Figure Theatre's Nothing Is Something Is Part Chaplin, Part Looney Tunes

    published Feb 25, 2015

    If you come into Nothing Is Something expecting a tight narrative with clear character arcs, you're going to disappointed. The show is best appreciated if you allow the physical and absurd humor to ta... More >>

  • <i>Stars of David</i> Largely Entertains with Songs of the American Jewish Experience
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    Stars of David Largely Entertains with Songs of the American Jewish Experience

    published Feb 24, 2015

    Stars of David has a simple concept. It's a celebration of American Jewishness, presented through the recollections of entertainment, social, and political figures. These come out either as straightfo... More >>

  • <i>In the Age of Paint and Bone</i> Looks at the Mystery of Ancient Art
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    In the Age of Paint and Bone Looks at the Mystery of Ancient Art

    published Feb 20, 2015

    This may seem like I'm damning the latest Nimbus Theater show with faint praise, but the set is most definitely the most impressive thing about In the Age of Paint and Bone. It's not that the show it... More >>

  • FOB

    published January 28, 2015

    Through the years, Mu Performing Arts has presented several plays by Asian-American playwright David Henry Hwang. The company goes back to the... More >>

  • <i>The Unsinkable Molly Brown</i> Is Still a Thriller for Ten Thousand Things
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    The Unsinkable Molly Brown Is Still a Thriller for Ten Thousand Things

    published Feb 19, 2015

    The combination of musicals and Ten Thousand Things Theatre -- the innovative company that performs in front of audiences at prisons, homeless shelters, and other nontraditional audiences -- would see... More >>

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