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  • FEATURED STORY

    Prints: We've put a bag over his head

    published Feb 18, 2014

    John Middleton mixes reality with noir-based flights of fancy in Prints, an intriguing new work that despite some rough spots, shows plenty of promise.The play uses the real-life kidnapping of William... More >>

  • <i>The Last Five Years</i>: Love in reverse
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    The Last Five Years: Love in reverse

    published Feb 14, 2014

    Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years uses a novel approach to showcase the complexities of young love. The musical features two characters. We follow Jamie forward in time, while Catherine moves b... More >>

  • Cabaret

    published January 15, 2014

    Following the success of last year's Aida, Theatre Latte Da and the Hennepin Theatre Trust return for the second Broadway Re-Imagined... More >>

  • Cast brings out the heartbreak in <i>The Pavilion</i>
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    Cast brings out the heartbreak in The Pavilion

    published Feb 13, 2014

    Something is in the air at the Pine City High School class of 1977's 20th reunion. It isn't exactly romance, or even hope. Maybe it is just a realization that mistakes have been made.Yellow Tree Theat... More >>

  • Stop Kiss

    published January 22, 2014

    An act of love leads to violence at the beginning of Diana Son's Stop Kiss, which opens this week in a production by Fortune's Fool... More >>

  • <i>Shakespeare's Will</i>: Dull script shortchanges character
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    Shakespeare's Will: Dull script shortchanges character

    published Feb 12, 2014

    There is only one performer on stage in Shakespeare's Will, and one character that looms over the show. It isn't the one Cathy Fuller plays.Vern Thiessen's play examines the life of Anne Hathaway, the... More >>

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till devastates and triumphs

    published February 12, 2014

    A sense of dread hangs over every moment of The Ballad of Emmett Till, even before the lights come up on Penumbra Theatre's triumphant... More >>

  • Walking Shadow fires up <i>Schiller's Mary Stuart</i>
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    Walking Shadow fires up Schiller's Mary Stuart

    published Feb 11, 2014

    A battle of wills lies at the heart of Schiller's Mary Stuart, a modern-day adaptation by Peter Oswald of the early 19th-century play, bringing some intellectual heat to the depths of winter via Walki... More >>

  • Cathy Fuller brings Anne Hathaway to life at the Jungle
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    Cathy Fuller brings Anne Hathaway to life at the Jungle

    published Feb 06, 2014

    For veteran actor Cathy Fuller, Shakespeare's Will at the Jungle Theater marks an important first. "I've known Bain [Boehlke, the Jungle's founder] for years. We've had a couple of near misses in the ... More >>

  • Veteran actor Terry Hempleman gets in director's chair for <i>Pavilion</i>
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    Veteran actor Terry Hempleman gets in director's chair for Pavilion

    published Feb 05, 2014

    After acting in The Pavilion at the Jungle Theater, Terry Hempleman knew he wasn't done with the play. The opportunity to revisit comes now, as the veteran actor takes a turn in the director's chair f... More >>

  • Ash Land floats on dusty dreams of Cinderella

    published February 5, 2014

    All theater relies on the imagination of the audience to bring it to life. Even the most finely realized set creation leaves something... More >>

  • <i>The Incredible Season of Ronnie Rabinovitz</i>: Hitting below the Mendoza Line
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    The Incredible Season of Ronnie Rabinovitz: Hitting below the Mendoza Line

    published Feb 04, 2014

    While watching a show that includes both Jackie Robinson and John F. Kennedy, and what you would think would be an interesting intersection of their lives in Sheboygan, I found myself glancing upward ... More >>

  • Out There 2014 <i>The Year I Was Born</i>: Sins of the fathers
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    Out There 2014 The Year I Was Born: Sins of the fathers

    published Jan 31, 2014

    The Walker Art Center's Out There 2014 ends on a high note with Lola Arias's moving examination of the Chilean dictatorship that shaped the youths of each of the performers.The nine creators share sto... More >>

  • Transatlantic Love Affair and the Illusion team up again for <i>Ash Land</i>
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    Transatlantic Love Affair and the Illusion team up again for Ash Land

    published Jan 29, 2014

    The innovative movement-based Transatlantic Love Affair returns for what seems to be the company's regular wintertime gig in Illusion Theater's Lights Up! Festival this weekend.As with previous works ... More >>

  • The School for Lies makes Moliere a delight

    published January 29, 2014

    David Ives is a playwright who isn't afraid of a challenge. He built his reputation on All in the Timing, which brought together six... More >>

  • <i> Stop Kiss</i>: Love lost in the black hole of violence
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    Stop Kiss: Love lost in the black hole of violence

    published Jan 27, 2014

    Sometimes, it is the little things that explain a play's problems. With Fortune Fool Theatre's Stop Kiss, it is the scene shifting.It's not that the shifting takes an extremely long time, it is just t... More >>

  • Out There 2014 <i>Allege</i>: Why yes, that is a glass of water on my neck
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    Out There 2014 Allege: Why yes, that is a glass of water on my neck

    published Jan 24, 2014

    I've seen plenty of death-defying acrobatic stunts over the years -- usually accompanied by awful, louder-than-bombs music thanks to Cirque du Soleil -- but Clement Layes's simple bit of balance (as p... More >>

  • Fuddy Meers

    published January 8, 2014

    Over the past few years, the Loudmouth Collective has carved out a niche by focusing on solo and small-ensemble shows. They increase the size of... More >>

  • <i>Cartooon</i>: Sugar crash
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    Cartooon: Sugar crash

    published Jan 23, 2014

    Walking into In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre Sunday evening, I was greeted with a great, great cacophony.In one corner a string quartet played. At other spots around the lobby, there... More >>

  • <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i>: Some gentle quiet amid the madness
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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Some gentle quiet amid the madness

    published Jan 22, 2014

    In between the excesses of last week's Out There performance at the Walker Art Center and the sugar-influenced madness of Cartooon at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, I stopped over ... More >>

  • Cabaret peppered with stunning moments

    published January 22, 2014

    The Theatre Latte Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust co-production of Cabaret has a stunning opening and a striking closing — it's what... More >>

  • <I>The School for Lies</i>: Twits on parade
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    The School for Lies: Twits on parade

    published Jan 21, 2014

    At times bawdy, insightful, and romantic, Park Square Theatre's The School for Lies is a perfect antidote to the unending and dull blanket of white snow and frozen air that dominates the Minnesota win... More >>

  • Out There 2014 <i>The Room Nobody Knows</i>: Sometimes the flute is a phallus
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    Out There 2014 The Room Nobody Knows: Sometimes the flute is a phallus

    published Jan 17, 2014

    Like an extended look into someone's raw psyche, The Room Nobody Knows is destined to make the viewer a tad uncomfortable.Crafted by Japan's Niwa Gekidan Penino and presented as part of the Walker Art... More >>

  • <i>School for Lies</i> brings modern edge to Moliere
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    School for Lies brings modern edge to Moliere

    published Jan 16, 2014

    Doing Moliere -- even a modernized Moliere -- isn't an easy task for a cast of actors."It's almost like a circus act. It's hard and dangerous but a lot of fun to watch," says director Amy Rummenie, wh... More >>

  • <i>Cartooon</i> brings rubbery animated physics to the stage
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    Cartooon brings rubbery animated physics to the stage

    published Jan 15, 2014

    The traditions of classic cartoons -- such as Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, and any number of Tex Avery creations -- have been codified through the years. Gravity only works if you look down. Massive amo... More >>

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