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  • FEATURED STORY

    The Secret Lives of Coats Offers Charming Absurdities at Red Eye

    published Oct 21, 2014

    The experimental Red Eye Theater and a tradition-bound musical wouldn't seem to go together, but The Secret Lives of Coats binds the two like peanut butter and, if not chocolate, then at least apple s... More >>

  • <i>33 Variations</i>: Mediocre From Beginning to End
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    33 Variations: Mediocre From Beginning to End

    published Oct 20, 2014

    A lot of the talk in 33 Variations (and there really is a lot of talk here) is about why the great composer Ludwig Van Beethoven spent so much time pulling apart a simple and mediocre-sounding waltz. ... More >>

  • Theatre Pro Rata Enters Nightmare of <i>1984</i>
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    Theatre Pro Rata Enters Nightmare of 1984

    published Oct 17, 2014

    You might think that, 30 years after the titular date, George Orwell's 1984 would be a quaint relic of a more paranoid past. You would be wrong. See also: Theatre Pro Rata takes "Twelfth Night" to t... More >>

  • Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company Celebrates 20 Years
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    Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company Celebrates 20 Years

    published Oct 16, 2014

    Twenty years ago, Barbara Brooks just wanted to put on a show exploring Jewish issues for a Twin Cities audience. Today, the Minnesota Jewish Theatre is still going strong and about to open the second... More >>

  • FEATURED STORY

    Mixed Blood's Colossal Offers a Smart and Moving Take on Football

    published Oct 15, 2014

    The closest I ever came to an on-field football experience was in the seventh grade, when the jock in the locker next to mine shoved his cup into my face. Despite that close encounter, I've followed t... More >>

  • Sally Wingert Shines as the Core of <i>Master Class</i>
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    Sally Wingert Shines as the Core of Master Class

    published Oct 14, 2014

    While talking about performing with Theatre Latte Da in Master Class last week, Sally Wingert said she would would do "Mary Had a Little Lamb" if director Peter Rothstein was in charge. It's safe to ... More >>

  • Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet

    published September 10, 2014

    Pillsbury House and Mount Curve's trilogy started in 2011 with the production of In the Red and Brown Water and continued in 2012 with... More >>

  • Sally Wingert Prepares for Challenges of <i>Master Class</i>
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    Sally Wingert Prepares for Challenges of Master Class

    published Oct 09, 2014

    Tackling Terrance McNally's Master Class -- his examination of the life, career, and soul of real-life opera diva Maria Callas -- is not something to be done lightly. Theatre Latte Da's Peter Rothstei... More >>

  • Sonja Parks Makes a Neighborhood Come Alive in <i>Seedfolks</i>
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    Sonja Parks Makes a Neighborhood Come Alive in Seedfolks

    published Oct 09, 2014

    When coming face to face with Seedfolks at the Children's Theatre Company, a cynic might say that the core message -- a community garden can help to solve a neighborhood's ills -- is far too simplisti... More >>

  • <i>Colossal</i> Takes on Football's Culture of Violence and Silence
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    Colossal Takes on Football's Culture of Violence and Silence

    published Oct 08, 2014

    As a youngster growing up in Madison, Andrew Hinderaker fell in love with football. "I went to my first game when I was four years old. I say it was the first theatrical experience I ever had." That ... More >>

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    The Man in Her Dreams Plays Like a Taut Thriller

    published Oct 08, 2014

    Megan Shepard is raped in a neighborhood park. Police focus their attention on Jabari Woods, a black man with a criminal history who happens to live nearby. Though he claims to have been home with his... More >>

  • The Man in Her Dreams plays like a taut thriller

    published October 8, 2014

    Megan Shepard is raped in a neighborhood park. Police focus their attention on Jabari Woods, a black man with a criminal history who happens to... More >>

  • <i>Jeffrey Hatcher's Hamlet</i>: The Play <i>Is</i> the Thing
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    Jeffrey Hatcher's Hamlet: The Play Is the Thing

    published Oct 07, 2014

    I managed to embarrass myself in the early minutes of Jeffrey Hatcher's Hamlet Friday evening at Illusion Theater. In the opening minutes of his one-man play, Hatcher asked if anyone in the audience ... More >>

  • <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>: Passion and Pain
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    Romeo and Juliet: Passion and Pain

    published Oct 06, 2014

    How do you make the familiar beats of Romeo and Juliet fresh? For director Peter Rothstein and the eight-actor cast with Ten Thousand Things, it's all about ramping up the tension and emotions to the ... More >>

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    Miss Julie Rides Drama to Almost Unbearable Heights

    published Oct 03, 2014

    August Strindberg's Miss Julie is a model of efficiency: three characters, 90 minutes. In that time, Strindberg explores gender and class roles, the upright morals of the middle class, and the growing... More >>

  • <i>The Man in Her Dreams</i> Looks at Wrongful Convictions, Faults of Memory
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    The Man in Her Dreams Looks at Wrongful Convictions, Faults of Memory

    published Oct 03, 2014

    After her one-woman play Dead Wrong had a successful run at the 2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival, Katherine Glover knew the story wasn't done. The piece, which explores the experience of a woman who com... More >>

  • The Underpants

    published September 3, 2014

    Theatre in the Round Players looks to a German farce that has been adapted by one of America's most gifted comics to start its 63rd season. Legend... More >>

  • <i>Gabriel</i> Plays It Cool in the Face of Melodrama
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    Gabriel Plays It Cool in the Face of Melodrama

    published Oct 02, 2014

    An off-kilter atmosphere permeates Gabriel, the latest show from Walking Shadow Theatre Company, now playing at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage. Even history buffs might not know that a part of Britai... More >>

  • 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 >>

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