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2010 Stories by Quinton Skinner

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  • The House of the Spirits

    published October 13, 2010

    Mixed Blood's 2010 bilingual show (Spanish and English, with handy projected translations) is an adaptation of Isabel Allende's novel, La Casa... More >>

  • My Name is Asher Lev

    published October 6, 2010

    Aaron Posner's script is an adaptation of a book by Chaim Potok. It tells the story of a boy from a strictly observant Brooklyn Jewish community... More >>

  • Gee's Bend

    published October 6, 2010

    Gee's Bend, Alabama, has a long and often troubled history of oppression and discrimination. At one point during the civil rights era, the... More >>

  • Quinton Skinner says farewell to City Pages

    published September 29, 2010

    You get a lot of questions when you have a theater critic gig. What gives you the right? Do you know anything? Did you get your credentials... More >>

  • Robin Hood

    published September 29, 2010

    We all want to rob from the rich and give to the poor—that is, as long as we're not the one getting robbed. Greg Banks adapts and directs... More >>

  • The Master Butchers Singing Club at the Guthrie

    published September 22, 2010

    At the beginning of the second act of The Master Butchers Singing Club, the premiere of an adaptation by Marsha Norman of Louise... More >>

  • Frank Theatre's Wendy Knox: Woman on a mission

    published September 22, 2010

    THERE'S LITTLE DOUBT on a September afternoon who is most enjoying the south Minneapolis rehearsal space/storage heap occupied by Frank... More >>

  • Dudley: Rigged for Laughter

    published September 22, 2010

    Legendary local funnyman Dudley Riggs has a story like few others, spanning life in the circus, Vaudeville, and the founding of the Brave New... More >>

  • Evita

    published September 22, 2010

    Theater Latte Da takes on Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical about everyone's favorite Argentinean first lady with questionable politics.... More >>

  • Vigil at Pillsbury House Theatre

    published September 15, 2010

    At some point, we've all felt the need to get out of a rut (or a dire crevasse, as the case may be). Circumstances constrict, and all we can... More >>

  • Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

    published September 15, 2010

    CTC first staged a show about the hapless Bartholomew Cubbins back in 1979; if you're old enough to have seen it then, you're probably in need of... More >>

  • Deadwood: The Last Bleeping Episode at the Bryant Lake Bowl

    published September 8, 2010

    Joseph Scrimshaw is a busy man. I catch him in an Uptown café, where he is sipping Coke from a bottle and generally looking as though... More >>

  • Sleep Deprivation Chamber

    published September 8, 2010

    The relationship between citizens and those who police them is never a settled issue, whether it's an understanding of the daily pressures and... More >>

  • Spilling Me Softly; or Once the Gulf Goes Black, It Never Comes Back

    published September 1, 2010

    The latest show by the Brave New Workshop is very, very funny—for my money, among the best they've produced in the last couple of years.... More >>

  • Nature by Tiger Lion Arts

    published September 1, 2010

    Sometimes things just go right. At last Saturday afternoon's performance of Nature at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a flock of... More >>

  • Vigil

    published September 1, 2010

    Vigil has received good notices from productions in New York, nearly all of which have commented that the play is a uniquely strange... More >>

  • City Of Angels at Bloomington Civic Theatre

    published August 25, 2010

    AT THE END of the first act of Bloomington Civic Theatre's strange and compelling take on the musical City of Angels, the... More >>

  • Miniature Horses Don't Go to Heaven

    published August 25, 2010

    Box Wine Theatre doles out a series of short comedic works plucked from strange and improbable headlines. Samples include: "Girl's Prosthetic Leg... More >>

  • Bye Bye Liver

    published August 25, 2010

    Actors Theater and the Camp Bar team up for a show centered entirely on the concept of getting hammered, wall-eyed, and boozy—the fun side of... More >>

  • Triumph of Love

    published August 18, 2010

    Pierre Marivaux's 1732 love story is nothing if not convoluted and downright strange, and this group of student performers gives it an... More >>

  • The Scottsboro Boys at the Guthrie

    published August 18, 2010

    It has always been a poignant paradox that the depths of American racial injustice have frequently been accompanied by great music, from the... More >>

  • Nature

    published August 18, 2010

    Tyson Forbes notably walked the boards as Thomas Jefferson in the Guthrie's 2007 production of 1776; to cement his connection to American... More >>

  • Fringe Festival 2010 hits and misses

    published August 11, 2010

    The Damn Audition Joking Envelope Writer-director Joseph Scrimshaw is as close to a brand name as any in the Fringe... More >>

  • The Maria Project

    published August 11, 2010

    As the family-values promoters are fond of pointing out, our immediate loved ones are indeed a source of resilience, heritage, and identity. They... More >>

  • Bedlam Theatre: The soul of the Fringe

    published August 4, 2010

    THE MINNESOTA FRINGE Festival has evolved into such a gargantuan beast, its 169 shows this year running such a broad gamut of skill,... More >>

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