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2015 Stories by Ed Huyck

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  • 'Til Death

    published January 28, 2015

    After a decade and a half of touring performers, Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble are settling into St. Paul for their new venture, Bucket Brigade. The... More >>

  • These Old Shoes

    published January 28, 2015

    The strong relationship between the Illusion and Transatlantic Love Affair continues with this remount of the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival hit.... More >>

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    Skin Deep Sea Is a Rollicking Steampunk Adventure from Workhaus Collective

    published Feb 18, 2015

    There's more to steampunk than brass fittings, aviator goggles, and airships. It's science fiction that looks to the past to speak of the present — and look cool while doing it. Stanton Wood kno... More >>

  • Guthrie's <i>Midsummer Night's Dream</i> Still Flies High
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    Guthrie's Midsummer Night's Dream Still Flies High

    published Feb 17, 2015

    Three hours is a long time to sit and watch anything, but the time mainly flies by in the Guthrie Theater's latest version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. This is a vast, three-ring circ... More >>

  • Theater Legend Don Stolz Passes Away
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    Theater Legend Don Stolz Passes Away

    published Feb 16, 2015

    A few years back, I was at the Old Log Theatre to attend a new show. As always, longtime owner Don Stolz was there, greeting the evening's patrons as they filed in. He chatted with me and my guest for... More >>

  • <I>Midsummer Night's Dream</i> Opens at the Guthrie
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    Midsummer Night's Dream Opens at the Guthrie

    published Feb 13, 2015

    When theater making is a family affair, it can make for difficult schedules. Couple Angie Timberman and Jay Albright have performed for decades around the Twin Cities, and are featured in the Guthrie... More >>

  • <i>God Girl</i> Explores Ugly Side of Seminary Life
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    God Girl Explores Ugly Side of Seminary Life

    published Feb 12, 2015

    When Kristine Holmgren began studying in a master of divinity program on the East Coast in 1975, she found a school woefully unprepared for the influx of women that arrived with her. "It was an insti... More >>

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    The Coward Is a Bloody Farce That's More Monty Python Than Sons of Anarchy

    published Feb 11, 2015

    Lucidus Culling, the man at the center of Nick Jones's bloody comedy The Coward, may seem like a minor character from Twilight, but he has bigger problems than sparkly vampires. He's a young gentleman... More >>

  • Freaks

    published January 28, 2015

    The latest Savage Umbrella piece promises a unique spin on a pair of current obsessions, teen love and zombie attacks, in this new short work.... More >>

  • <i>By the Way, Meet Vera Stark</i> Delves into Black Hollywood
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    By the Way, Meet Vera Stark Delves into Black Hollywood

    published Feb 10, 2015

    Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is a play of two halves. In the first act, we have an almost-sitcom set in the 1930s, as a group of African-American women try to make their way in pre-code ... More >>

  • <i>Oliver!</i>: The Clanking Heart of Darkness
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    Oliver!: The Clanking Heart of Darkness

    published Feb 09, 2015

    For the first half-hour or so of the Theatre Latte Da/Hennepin Theatre Trust's Oliver!, you have a perfectly fine production of Lionel Bart's Oliver! Then Bradley Greenwald enters the picture and ram... More >>

  • Yellow Tree Prepares for Frights of <i>The Woman in Black</i>
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    Yellow Tree Prepares for Frights of The Woman in Black

    published Feb 06, 2015

    Over the past few years, Osseo's Yellow Tree Theatre has built a reputation as a place to see great talent. Their latest, The Woman in Black, finds two veteran Twin Cities actors making their debut wi... More >>

  • Theater Latte Da Crafts Steampunk <i>Oliver!</i>
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    Theater Latte Da Crafts Steampunk Oliver!

    published Feb 05, 2015

    Peter Rothstein remembers being blown away when, as a teenager, he saw the expansive, 10-hour-plus stage adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby on television. "I had never seen anything like it. I still own ... More >>

  • Will There Be Blood in <i>The Coward</i>? Oh Yes.
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    Will There Be Blood in The Coward? Oh Yes.

    published Feb 04, 2015

    The folks at Walking Shadow Theatre Company are trying to be coy about some of the content of their latest show, The Coward. Some of it is out in the open. The play centers on an 18th-century gentle ... More >>

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    Death and the Maiden Offers an Absorbing Look at Torture, Revenge, and Justice

    published Feb 03, 2015

    Ariel Dorfman had his native Argentina in mind when he penned Death and the Maiden, but 15 years of the "war" on terror, Gitmo, and torture as policy keeps the play firmly in mind. Buoyed by three st... More >>

  • <i>Love and Information</i>: It's All Too Much
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    Love and Information: It's All Too Much

    published Feb 02, 2015

    Even after a couple of days to decompress, I'm still not sure what to make of Frank Theatre's Love and Information. The Caryl Churchill play is such a dense, overwhelming creation. Five dozen scenes,... More >>

  • <i>Out There 2015</i> Ends with an Absurd, Disturbing, and Moving Tribute to Poe
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    Out There 2015 Ends with an Absurd, Disturbing, and Moving Tribute to Poe

    published Jan 30, 2015

    Out There 2015 ends with an eccentric celebration of one of America's great poets and writers, as Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental and Wilhelm Bros. & Co. present Red-Eye to Harve de Grace, an eccen... More >>

  • A Bright New Boise

    published January 14, 2015

    The over-achieving folks behind the Loudmouth Collective get into the post-seasonal spirit this January with a black comedy about the... More >>

  • Blithe Spirit

    published January 7, 2015

    Anoka's Lyric Arts offers an antidote to the post-New Year's blues with Noel Coward's comedy about making contact with the other side. The play... More >>

  • <i>Love and Information</i>: It's Not Like the Meaning Is Proscribed to You. It's How You Decide to Put This Jigsaw Puzzle Together.
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    Love and Information: "It's Not Like the Meaning Is Proscribed to You. It's How You Decide to Put This Jigsaw Puzzle Together."

    published Jan 29, 2015

    Caryl Churchill isn't known for doing anything easy, and Frank Theatre's Wendy Knox loves a challenge. That's why the theater has turned to the British playwright's work several times over the past 2... More >>

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    Rehearsing Failure Shines a New Light on Bertolt Brecht

    published Jan 28, 2015

    Most people probably know Bertolt Brecht more for his songs that became pop hits — "Mack the Knife" or "Alabama Song" — than his work on the stage. Make no mistake: The man was a between-t... More >>

  • <i>Gertrude Stein and a Companion</i> Offers Terrific Performances, Muddled Story
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    Gertrude Stein and a Companion Offers Terrific Performances, Muddled Story

    published Jan 27, 2015

    Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas were movers and shakers in France and Europe during the first half of the 20th century. The two Americans lived together for decades in a Parisian flat, entertaining... More >>

  • <i>Out There 2015: Cineastas</i>: Girls (and Boys, and Women, and Men) on Film
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    Out There 2015: Cineastas: Girls (and Boys, and Women, and Men) on Film

    published Jan 23, 2015

    Near the middle of Cinestas, Mariano Pensotti's mosaic work about filmmakers working in Buenos Aires, Russian expat Dmitri explains Sergei Eisenstein's theory on editing. The idea is that the Soviet f... More >>

  • Theatre Novi Most Gets Brechtian with <i>Rehearsing Failure</i>
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    Theatre Novi Most Gets Brechtian with Rehearsing Failure

    published Jan 22, 2015

    It's really no surprise that a play about Bertolt Brecht and his artistic collaborators came about through intense artistic collaboration. Over the past six years, Theatre Novi Most's Lisa Channer ha... More >>

  • Jungle Returns to <i>Gertrude Stein and Companion</i> for Eighth Time
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    Jungle Returns to Gertrude Stein and Companion for Eighth Time

    published Jan 21, 2015

    Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas have been parts of Claudia Wilkens and Barbara Kingsley's lives for going on 23 years. In 1992, the pair was featured in the Jungle Theater's production of Gertrude... More >>

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