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    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 >>


    The Nature Crown Offers a Forest of Whimsy, Humor and Heart at the Guthrie

    published Mar 25, 2015

    For Theatre Forever founder and director Jon Ferguson, The Nature Crown is an intensely personal piece about summers spent in the north of England and the youthful adventures of his grandfather. For t... More >>

  • <i>Fruit Fly</i> Ready for Its Full-Length Spotlight

    Fruit Fly Ready for Its Full-Length Spotlight

    published Mar 24, 2015

    When it debuted at the 2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival, Fruit Fly: The Musical found an instant audience for its tale of two best friends -- one a gay man, the other a straight woman -- and how their r... More >>

  • Jon Ferguson Digs into His England for <i>The Nature Crown</i>

    Jon Ferguson Digs into His England for The Nature Crown

    published Mar 20, 2015

    While he was born in Great Britain, Jon Ferguson moved to Florida at an early age. His homeland became an idyllic place he visited each summer. "I have this memory of glorious summers in England in t... More >>

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

    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 >>


    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

    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

    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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>

    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>

    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

    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 >>

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