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  • Twelfth Night

    published June 18, 2014

    Theatre Pro Rata returns to the Bard — and performing outdoors — with this June's production of Twelfth Night. The wild tale of... More >>

  • Local and national acts converge for Twin Cities Improv Fest
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    Local and national acts converge for Twin Cities Improv Fest

    published Jun 25, 2014

    Huge Improv Theater brings back the popular Twin Cities Improv Fest for an eighth year. Running from Wednesday to Sunday, the festival features dozens of local and national troupes.Masterminds  B... More >>

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    Little Shop of Horrors goes minimalist to great delight

    published June 25, 2014

    The young Turks at 7th House Theater have taken the DNA of the horror-musical Little Shop of Horrors and twisted it into a fresh mutant,... More >>

  • Kate Guentzel takes us inside the lost heart of <i>The Heiress</i>
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    Kate Guentzel takes us inside the lost heart of The Heiress

    published Jun 24, 2014

    There are plenty of ways to sum up the story of The Heiress, the classic stage adaptation of Henry James's Washington Square that is currently playing at the Jungle Theater. Perhaps the most fitting ... More >>

  • The Jungle keeps it real with <i>The Heiress</i>
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    The Jungle keeps it real with The Heiress

    published Jun 20, 2014

    Bain Boehlke isn't scrimping on the specifics for the set of The Heiress, the Jungle Theater's latest production.The script calls for an elegant 19th-century mansion, and the theater's founder is tran... More >>

  • Twelfth Night

    published June 11, 2014

    Theatre Pro Rata returns to the Bard — and performing outdoors — with this June's production of Twelfth Night. The wild tale of... More >>

  • <i>The Beast</i>: Blood by the tracks
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    The Beast: Blood by the tracks

    published Jun 19, 2014

    Bedlam Theatre celebrates its new Lowertown location and the opening of the Green Line in a way only they could: with a violent new work about a bloody land dispute from one of the creators of the 7 S... More >>

  • Twelfth Night

    published June 11, 2014

    Theatre Pro Rata returns to the Bard — and performing outdoors — with this June's production of Twelfth Night. The wild tale of... More >>

  • Skylark Opera proves you can never have enough Kurt Weill
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    Skylark Opera proves you can never have enough Kurt Weill

    published Jun 18, 2014

    It's been a Kurt Weill kind of spring in the Twin Cities, from an epic production of The Threepenny Opera, to a concert featuring music he crafted with Bertolt Brecht, to the Skylark Opera's Berlin to... More >>

  • Twelfth Night

    published June 11, 2014

    Theatre Pro Rata returns to the Bard — and performing outdoors — with this June's production of Twelfth Night. The wild tale of... More >>

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    The award-winning My Ántonia returns

    published June 18, 2014

    In 2010, Illusion Theater presented a tightly crafted adaptation of Willa Cather's My Ántonia that delighted audiences and would... More >>

  • Illusion brings back <i>My Antonia</i>
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    Illusion brings back My Antonia

    published Jun 13, 2014

    A recent trip to the inspiration of Willa Cather's My Antonia has given director Michael Robins a new perspective on the novel, and the stage adaptation that he helped create for Illusion Theater in 2... More >>

  • Twelfth Night

    published June 4, 2014

    Theatre Pro Rata returns to the Bard — and performing outdoors — with this June's production of Twelfth Night. The wild tale of... More >>

  • Final Frontier Festival explores a mix of geek and gay cultures
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    Final Frontier Festival explores a mix of geek and gay cultures

    published Jun 12, 2014

    Growing up gay and a geek in the dark days of the 1980s, I had to hunt for intersections between these two parts of my life. There were stray characters in mainstream sci-fi and fantasy, and a growing... More >>

  • The Drunken City

    published May 14, 2014

    After the tremendous success in December of The Receptionist — named one of City Pages' best shows of the year — Dark & Stormy... More >>

  • Twelfth Night

    published June 4, 2014

    Theatre Pro Rata returns to the Bard — and performing outdoors — with this June's production of Twelfth Night. The wild tale of... More >>

  • Twelfth Night

    published June 4, 2014

    Theatre Pro Rata returns to the Bard — and performing outdoors — with this June's production of Twelfth Night. The wild tale of... More >>

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    Plenty of outdoor hijinks in Theater Pro Rata's Twelfth Night

    published June 11, 2014

    Saturday's wet and gloomy weather didn't provide a great platform for outdoor theater, but Theatre Pro Rata's production of Twelfth... More >>

  • MMT fails with <i>Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson</i>
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    MMT fails with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

    published Jun 10, 2014

    In his notes for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Minneapolis Musical Theatre artistic director Steven Meerdink mentions the play's tongue-in-cheek style and emo-rocker approach to the divisive seventh p... More >>

  • Theatre Pro Rata takes <i>Twelfth Night</i> to the parks
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    Theatre Pro Rata takes Twelfth Night to the parks

    published Jun 06, 2014

    Theatre Pro Rata often employs nontraditional venues for its summer show, such as a graveyard (Traveling Light), a long-abandoned movie theater (Waiting for Godot), or a college classroom (Emilie: La ... More >>

  • Dirt Sticks

    published May 7, 2014

    Kira Obolensky and Ten Thousand Things have produced several fruitful collaborations in the past, including the award-winning Raskol (an... More >>

  • Performers ready to visit <i>Weill and Brecht: The Berlin Years</i>
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    Performers ready to visit Weill and Brecht: The Berlin Years

    published Jun 05, 2014

    Performer Bradley Greenwald is on somewhat of a Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht kick. Earlier this spring, he starred in Frank Theatre's production of The Threepenny Opera. This week, he'll be on the Open E... More >>

  • Joseph Scrimshaw on California: My favorite was seeing John Cho at the DMV
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    Joseph Scrimshaw on California: "My favorite was seeing John Cho at the DMV"

    published Jun 03, 2014

    Just because he's moved to Los Angeles doesn't mean Joseph Scrimshaw isn't still on the Twin Cities' radar. The comedian, writer, and actor returns this weekend for a standup performance at Comedy Cor... More >>

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    The Cat in the Hat returns to delight audiences

    published June 4, 2014

    Rainy days can be a bust, especially if all of your plans were based on having fun outdoors. For the two youngsters in Dr. Seuss's The Cat... More >>

  • Bedlam Theatre showcases new home with grand opening
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    Bedlam Theatre showcases new home with grand opening

    published May 30, 2014

    After years in the wilderness, Bedlam Theatre has its new home ready for full public inspection.The innovative theater group and gathering spot has been homeless since being forced out of its Cedar-Ri... More >>

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