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  • Bedlam Theatre showcases new home with grand opening

    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 >>

  • Detroit

    published April 9, 2014

    Joel Sass returns to the directing chair at the Jungle with the regional premiere of Detroit, a comedy that pokes and prods at modern... More >>

  • Yellow Tree Theatre closes season with <i>The 39 Steps</i>

    Yellow Tree Theatre closes season with The 39 Steps

    published May 29, 2014

    The Yellow Tree production of The 39 Steps has a family feel to it. The cast includes husband-and-wife team Nathan and Stephanie Cousins, along with Sean Byrd, the husband of director Ann Byrd. "... More >>

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    Dark & Stormy strikes again with The Drunken City

    published May 28, 2014

    Over the past couple of years, Dark & Stormy Productions has emerged as a small theater company with the clout to get top Twin Cities talent to... More >>

  • <i>Our Country's Good</i> digs into Australian history with mixed results

    Our Country's Good digs into Australian history with mixed results

    published May 27, 2014

    Our Country's Good's look at the early history of Australia proves to be a mixed bag for the audience. The play has an absorbing concept and moments of brilliance, but those are tempered with sometim... More >>

  • Gremlin rides a <i>Rocket to the Moon</i>

    Gremlin rides a Rocket to the Moon

    published May 22, 2014

    Clifford Odets didn't rush anything in Rocket to the Moon, his examination of desperate lives in the late 1930s. The play moves at the languid pace of a hot New York City summer.It's worth the ride, e... More >>

  • Star City

    published April 30, 2014

    Four Humors Theater has never been shy about taking on oddball topics and challenges. At last year's Minnesota Fringe Festival, they produced a... More >>

  • Deep layers built into Out of Joint's <i>Our Country's Good</i>

    Deep layers built into Out of Joint's Our Country's Good

    published May 21, 2014

    Back in 2005, England's Out of Joint brought an intriguing production of Macbeth to the then Guthrie Lab, featuring an immersive set that saw the audience move from scene to scene (such as huddling ar... More >>

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    Theatre Coup d'Etat goes to hell on earth in One Flea Spare

    published May 21, 2014

    It's no coincidence that to get to Theatre Coup d'Etat's latest production, you have to walk down a somewhat dark and worn concrete staircase... More >>


    Mission Theatre presents invigorating, uneven Macbeth

    published May 20, 2014

    Mission Theatre Company's Macbeth may not be the most polished production of Shakespeare's bloody tragedy you will ever see, but it certainly leaves an impression.This is a bold interpretation, center... More >>

  • <i>The Drunken City</i>: Falling in and out of love on a bender

    The Drunken City: Falling in and out of love on a bender

    published May 19, 2014

    People do silly things when they're drunk, like professing a deep, abiding love of Night Ranger, getting tattoos, and going home with a complete stranger.They can also realize that their life is not a... More >>

  • Dark & Stormy visits <i>The Drunken City</i>

    Dark & Stormy visits The Drunken City

    published May 16, 2014

    The latest show from Dark & Stormy Productions returns to a playwright that the company had great success with just a few months ago. The Drunken City comes from the pen of Adam Bock, who crafted ... More >>


    Story weighs down fun in The Three Musketeers

    published May 15, 2014

    The folks of Walking Shadow definitely bit off more than they could chew with their epic adaptation of The Three Musketeers, now playing at the Dowling Lab at the Guthrie Theater. While handsomely cra... More >>

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    Dirt Sticks makes magic out of tragedy, second chances

    published May 14, 2014

    At turns larger-than-life and familiar, Kira Obolensky's Dirt Sticks digs into how the past can tie you down but second chances can free... More >>

  • Mission Theatre readies character-driven <i>Macbeth</i>

    Mission Theatre readies character-driven Macbeth

    published May 13, 2014

    After Australian director Penelope Parsons-Lord directed A Midsummer Night's Dream last year for Mission Theatre Company, she knew she wanted to come back the Twin Cities."It's a great theater scene a... More >>


    The Working Boys Band: Dignity of labor

    published May 09, 2014

    When Hiram Titus passed away last fall, he left behind high-quality music for shows as diverse as the Guthrie's A Christmas Carol to the musical Hormel Girls.The Working Boys Band, playing through thi... More >>

  • Hamlet/Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    published April 16, 2014

    The Acting Company returns to the Guthrie Theater's McGuire Proscenium with a fresh interpretation of one of Shakespeare's great tragedies, played... More >>

  • Mercy Killers

    published April 23, 2014

    Actor and playwright Michael Milligan takes the American healthcare crisis head on in his critically lauded one-man show, Mercy Killers,... More >>


    Ten Thousand Things and Kira Obolensky work together for Dirt Sticks

    published May 08, 2014

    The close artistic relationship between playwright Kira Obolensky and Ten Thousand Things will pay off in a trio of new plays over the coming years. In fact, two of them are already written."Kira writ... More >>

  • Park Square's latest offers less than meets the eye

    Park Square's latest offers less than meets the eye

    published May 07, 2014

    All the pieces are there for Park Square's latest production, Behind the Eye, to be a success: a talented local playwright, an excellent director, a strong cast, a nicely realized design. As happens f... More >>

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    Star City delights with low-tech farce

    published May 7, 2014

    Saturday afternoon at the Minneapolis Comic Con, William Shatner gave a rambling, nearly incoherent speech on the importance of the American... More >>


    Doctor Who stars charm at Minneapolis Comic-Con

    published May 05, 2014

    After years of being pranked by her co-star, former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan hatched a plan Saturday afternoon to get back at her former Doctor, Matt Smith.What if, Gillan proposed, when Smit... More >>

  • Freshwater uncovers 19th-century identity in <i>Mrs. Charles</i>

    Freshwater uncovers 19th-century identity in Mrs. Charles

    published May 02, 2014

    An enigmatic painting hanging at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts inspired the latest original work by the award-winning Freshwater Theatre.Playwright Ruth Virkus has long been intrigued by John Sing... More >>

  • Blue Man Group comes back with usual thrills

    Blue Man Group comes back with usual thrills

    published May 01, 2014

    The Blue Man Group is a well-oiled performance machine, even in their lighter moments. During one sequence of Tuesday's performance at the Ordway in St. Paul, the trio of painted performers were fooli... More >>

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    Art, race, past, and present intersect in Passing Strange

    published April 30, 2014

    A few months after Tyler Michaels gave a breakout performance as the Emcee in Theatre Latte Da's Cabaret, fellow up-and-coming Twin... More >>

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