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  • Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre

    published September 24, 2014

    Unique and innovative puppeteers from throughout the country will gather in Minneapolis for Handmade Worlds, a weekend overload of creativity that... More >>

  • Playwright Presents the Personal <i>Jeffrey Hatcher's Hamlet</i>
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    Playwright Presents the Personal Jeffrey Hatcher's Hamlet

    published Oct 01, 2014

    Up front, Jeffrey Hatcher wants you to know that Jeffrey Hatcher's Hamlet -- which opens this weekend at Illusion Theater -- is not his own adaptation of the Bard's great tragedy. "I think the title ... More >>

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    Garrison Keillor loses his dexterity in Radio Man

    published Oct 01, 2014

    Radio Man, Garrison Keillor's self-indulgent, sort-of autobiographical new play at the History Theatre, is a mess. If you want a fix of Keillor's folksy satire, A Prairie Home Companion is available f... More >>

  • Sonja Parks Brings <i>Seedfolks</i> Neighborhood to Life at CTC
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    Sonja Parks Brings Seedfolks Neighborhood to Life at CTC

    published Sep 30, 2014

    Deep in a workshop for Children's Theatre Company's Seedfolks, director Peter C. Brosius had a "eureka!" moment. Up to that point, he had a variety of actors playing the different roles in the adapta... More >>

  • Flying Foot Forum's <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> Goes Deep into the Rabbit Hole
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    Flying Foot Forum's Alice in Wonderland Goes Deep into the Rabbit Hole

    published Sep 29, 2014

    As Flying Foot Forum finished up a rollicking two hours of Alice on Wonderland Saturday afternoon, a gent sitting behind me leaned over, noticed my notebook, and asked if I had gotten it all written d... More >>

  • Puppeteers Converge on Minneapolis for Handmade Worlds
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    Puppeteers Converge on Minneapolis for Handmade Worlds

    published Sep 26, 2014

    A gaggle of puppeteers from around the country are in the Twin Cities this weekend for Handmade Worlds, a national festival held at Open Eye Figure Theatre and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mas... More >>

  • Walking Shadow's <i>Gabriel</i> Aims for Mix of Tension, Drama
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    Walking Shadow's Gabriel Aims for Mix of Tension, Drama

    published Sep 26, 2014

    Walking Shadow Theatre Company has had Moira Buffini's Gabriel on its radar for a long time. The time was right for the World War II drama to make its Midwest premiere, says company member and directo... More >>

  • King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 17, 2014

    August and September mean the harvest of garden goodies for many Minnesotans — and the return of the Picnic Operetta for fans of theater and... More >>

  • <i>The Heidi Chronicles</i>: A Musty but Entertaining Trip Through the Boomer Generation
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    The Heidi Chronicles: A Musty but Entertaining Trip Through the Boomer Generation

    published Sep 25, 2014

    The thought of watching another gaggle of baby boomers talk about their lives fills me with no small amount of dread. Thankfully Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles avoids a lot of navel-gazing.... More >>

  • King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 17, 2014

    August and September mean the harvest of garden goodies for many Minnesotans — and the return of the Picnic Operetta for fans of theater and... More >>

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    Busytown Unveils Life Through the Deep Imagination of a Child

    published Sep 24, 2014

    The old saw about children's entertainment is that the best ones provide mature nuggets for the adults to enjoy. They're designed to keep the older folks from suicide after the 20th repeat of Frozen d... More >>

  • Illusion leaders, Tyler Michaels, and Sally Wingert Honored at Ivey Awards
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    Illusion leaders, Tyler Michaels, and Sally Wingert Honored at Ivey Awards

    published Sep 23, 2014

    Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris of Illusion Theater shared the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Ivey Awards Monday evening. The honor came as a surprise to them, as they didn't think the organi... More >>

  • <i>Little Boy</i> finds humor and heartbreak in Hiroshima
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    Little Boy finds humor and heartbreak in Hiroshima

    published Sep 23, 2014

    Masanari Kawahara was born 23 years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, but the event has been a considerable factor in his life and his art. Kawahara spent his time as a youth in Hiroshim... More >>

  • <i>Middle Brother</i> Makes Muddy Work of Intriguing Idea
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    Middle Brother Makes Muddy Work of Intriguing Idea

    published Sep 22, 2014

    Middle Brother, Eric Sharp's exploration of Korean roots, is a mess of a play. Sharp's ideas bounce around the Southern Theater stage, never combining into a cohesive whole. A game cast (including pl... More >>

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    CTC Gets to Work with Busytown

    published Sep 19, 2014

    Richard Scarry's Busytown books have been popular with generations of kids. Count director Sean Graney among those folks."I loved the books growing up, so I'm excited to work on this," Graney says. Se... More >>

  • The Book of Mormon

    published August 20, 2014

    Over the past few years, The Book of Mormon has been the hottest ticket on Broadway. The not particularly sacred but really profane musical... More >>

  • King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 10, 2014

    August and September mean the harvest of garden goodies for many Minnesotans — and the return of the Picnic Operetta for fans of theater and... More >>

  • Actor Kate Wetherhead Is Thrilled to be in Town for <i>The Heidi Chronicles</i>
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    Actor Kate Wetherhead Is Thrilled to be in Town for The Heidi Chronicles

    published Sep 18, 2014

    Kate Wetherhead couldn't be more thrilled to be acting in the Twin Cities this fall in the title role of The Heidi Chronicles at the Guthrie Theater, even if it is half a country away from her home ba... More >>

  • <i>The White Snake</i> Showcases What Great Theater Can Do
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    The White Snake Showcases What Great Theater Can Do

    published Sep 18, 2014

    Innovative director Mary Zimmerman's career includes plenty of stops where old tales have been recast and staged in brilliant ways. Count Chinese legend The White Snake among those triumphs. Loaded w... More >>

  • Memories Won't Fade in <i>The New Electric Ballroom</i>
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    Memories Won't Fade in The New Electric Ballroom

    published Sep 17, 2014

    Memory is a tricky thing. We spend our time replaying moments from the past. They can be embarrassing moments, times of great pleasure, or a second where life changed. Irish playwright Enda Walsh loo... More >>

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    Marcus: Part Three of a Trilogy Goes Wandering Off in the Dark

    published Sep 17, 2014

    Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet stands on big shoulders. It's the third part of a trilogy examining black life in a small Louisiana town. When Pillsbury House Theatre and Mount Curve Company presented ... More >>

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    Twin Cities Horror Fest Grows in Its Third Year

    published Sep 17, 2014

    Horror sequels tend to be grander, stranger, and bloodier than the original. For the third Twin Cities Horror Festival, organizers are trying for one additional thing: better. This year, nine groups ... More >>

  • Workhaus's <i>Lake Untersee</i> Makes Little of its Ideas
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    Workhaus's Lake Untersee Makes Little of its Ideas

    published Sep 16, 2014

    Producing brand-new work is a bracing and frightening proposition for a theater company. It can be the same for an audience, who walk into the truly unknown, wondering if what they are going to see wi... More >>

  • <i>Hello, Dolly!</i> Shows Its Age at Chanhassen
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    Hello, Dolly! Shows Its Age at Chanhassen

    published Sep 15, 2014

    Half a century in, and Hello, Dolly! is showing its age. It was an old-fashioned show when it premiered in the first half of the '60s, with a thin plot and even thinner characters. It found success o... More >>

  • <i>The Rainmaker</i> Arrives at Yellow Tree Theatre
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    The Rainmaker Arrives at Yellow Tree Theatre

    published Sep 12, 2014

    After hearing about it for some time, Craig Johnson took the plunge and took in a show at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo. "I went to see Sylvia, and I thought it was great. I feel in love with the... More >>

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