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2010 Stories by Quinton Skinner

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  • Theater Spotlight: Mojo

    published February 24, 2010

    Jez Butterworth's cranked-up tale of dirty deeds and double cross comes out of the gate like a rodeo bull: crazed, thrashing, nearly insensate.... More >>

  • Violet

    published February 24, 2010

    Theater Latte Da's Peter Rothstein (director) and Denise Prosek (musical director) join forces—as they often do, nearly always offering... More >>

  • Noel Coward's Brief Encounter embarks on a short but passionate journey

    published February 17, 2010

    In the train station café in which much of the action occurs in Kneehigh Theatre's wistful adaptation of Noël Coward, patrons and... More >>

  • No Child...

    published February 17, 2010

    Actress and writer Nilaja Sun created No Child based on her time teaching theater to students in New York public schools; the experience,... More >>

  • Theater Spotlight: The Homecoming

    published February 10, 2010

    Harold Pinter's arsenic valentine takes place entirely in the living room of a north London home inhabited by men who range from vile to... More >>

  • Drama a Comedy or: Apocalypse Tuesday

    published February 10, 2010

    This time out, Urban Samurai Production's pendulum swings in the direction of a new comedy by local writer Aaron Christopher (when not producing... More >>

  • The Homecoming

    published February 3, 2010

    When Harold Pinter's 1960s spiritual and psychic bunker-buster of a play was revived on Broadway a couple of years ago, it still packed enough... More >>

  • Bloomington Civic Theatre shakes things up with The Light in the Piazza

    published February 3, 2010

    From the opening scene of The Light in the Piazza, we get an inescapable sense of beautiful surfaces with something deeply amiss... More >>

  • Theater Spotlight: Rock 'n' Roll

    published January 27, 2010

    Tom Stoppard's drama about the 1968 Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, and the quarter-century that ensued, concerns itself with the orbit of... More >>

  • The Great War

    published January 27, 2010

    Earning a well-deserved spot on the list of the previous century's nightmares is the horrific trench warfare of World War I, which featured... More >>

  • Stones in His Pockets allows actors room to play

    published January 20, 2010

    There's no profit in trying to reckon whether life imitates art or vice versa: Each is as real as the other, each the equivalent of rubbing a... More >>

  • Rock 'n' Roll

    published January 20, 2010

    Tom Stoppard's 2006 play depicts the seismic political and social changes that occurred in the former Czechoslovakia between the Prague Spring in... More >>

  • Theater spotlight: Dancing at Lughnasa

    published January 13, 2010

    Brian Friel's play about a family of sisters in an Irish village in 1936 is an elegant, beautifully constructed thing, a rumination on the past... More >>

  • Stones in His Pockets

    published January 13, 2010

    Marie Jones's Stones in His Pockets is set in contemporary rural Ireland, where a small village is set upon by a Hollywood production in... More >>

  • The Best of Twin Cities theater 2009

    published January 6, 2010

    This is always a messy process, full of calculation, hunch, rekindled passions, and a thwarted impulse to somehow convey how many and how... More >>

  • Dancing at Lughnasa

    published January 6, 2010

    Last year Tracey Maloney and Stacia Rice seemed to be shadowing one another in terms of weirdly serendipitous parallel performances. Okay, fine,... More >>

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