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20 W. 7th Pl. St. Paul, MN 55102 | St. Paul (Downtown) | 651-291-7005
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    TheaterBeyond the delicious details of the various mysteries in Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe stories, the tales featured the intriguing dynamic between the corpulent Wolfe and his wise-ass...
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    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...
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    It's a little surprising that Elizabeth "Lee" Miller hasn't become a cultural icon. After all, we're talking about a woman who defied social conventions by trading an extremely lucrative...
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    Edmond Rostand's comic and tragic tale of inner versus outer beauty has endured for centuries on the back of its intriguing, funny, and flawed main character. J.C. Cutler inhabits all of...
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    When the Guthrie Theater produced the world premiere of Anthony Burgess's translation of French dramatist Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac in 1970, Twin Cities theatergoers were first...
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    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...
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    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...
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    At first glance, playwright David Ives's The School for Lies seems to be a faithful replication of a 17th century comedy of manners. Not only is the work directly derived from Moliere's The...
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    Lighting doesn't strike twice at Park Square Theatre in the case of the Gershwin brothers. In 2011, the theater had a hit with The Soul of Gershwin, a musical look at George's life and...
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    Any singer aspiring to be a vocal interpreter of the Great American Songbook is destined to become intimately familiar with Gershwin compositions. Songs such as "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable...
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    A long-developing relationship between Park Square Theatre and playwright Tazewell Thompson led to the regional premiere of a new work about the relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln and...
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    Though James Denton has been seen in millions of homes on television -- including a multi-year run on Desperate Housewives -- the actor's first love has always been the stage.Denton's career...
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    Even for those who diligently avoid looking back, a person's past has a way of shadowing the present, offering reminders of an earlier life that can never be entirely left behind. No matter...
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    Part of the fun of a mystery story is trying to work out the elements of the plot, thrilling as the writer stays one step ahead of the audience on the ride to the end.That doesn't happen in...
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    Whatever their artistic merit, theatrical comic dramas concerning "families in crisis" tend to follow a recognizable formula. Strand estranged family members in a confined space, unearth a...
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    When one thinks of 17th-century England (to the extent that one would think of 17th-century England), it's unlikely that sexual liberation springs to mind. And yet the Restoration period...
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    As America's pastime, baseball has long been emblematic of our cultural persona, but there is at least one symbolic association Major League Baseball would just as soon forget: the legacy of...
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    Zach Curtis has long dreamed of playing Babe Ruth onstage, so when he learned that Park Square Theatre had a production of Johnny Baseball, a new musical that featured the Bambino, he "came...
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    I was an indifferent piano student for about a decade when I was a youngster, from elementary school through the first part of high school. I went to lessons, practiced, um, occasionally,...
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    Peter Vitale and Michael Pearce Donley are getting the chance to revisit a favorite from their recent past, and they are ready to take advantage of the opportunity."Largely, I was able to...
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    As we insulate ourselves against plummeting temperatures and obsessively scan the skies for signs of snow, it's only natural to lament not taking more time to savor the sun-soaked pleasures...
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    You can make all sorts of jokes about "Gloucester's sleeping with the fishes" in the face of Park Square Theatre's Prohibition-era-informed King Lear. Yet the fa├žade of gangsters and guns...
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    The title role in King Lear is one of the great acting challenges. It's local favorite Raye Birk's turn to step into the mad king's shoes in Park Square Theatre's new production. Birk, a...
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    Over his long career, actor Raye Birk has taken on a number of major roles, including turns as several of Shakespeare's key characters."I got a chance to do a Hamlet when I was a younger...
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    Mu Performing Arts is looking to add a fresh twist to a piece famous for tweaking familiar fairy tales into new shapes. The company's production of Into the Woods does not change a word,...
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    Related stories:Edith Can Shoot Things at Mu Performing ArtsOn the Spectrum, a Mixed Blood Theatre premiere, earns new play citationOver the past several years, Mu Performing Arts has begun...
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    Zach Curtis easily admits that Neil Simon is not his favorite playwright. "When I first got Laughter on the 23rd Floor, I was not a Neil Simon fan," he says. "I'm still not the biggest. I...
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    Director Craig Johnson notes that the subtitle to John Patrick Shanley's award-winning play Doubt is "A Parable." He sees that as a perfect encapsulation for Shanley's lean one-act play,...
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    Considering his recent directorial works include large-cast works like Dangerous Liaisons and Street Scene, Craig Johnson is probably somewhat relieved to only have a quartet of actors for...
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    Carlyle Brown drew on a subject close to home for his latest work, American Family. In it, a blended, mixed-race family works to bridge longstanding gaps. "I'm in a mixed-race family, and...
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    As the debate over marriage equality intensifies, there has been no shortage of political figures eager to portray themselves as "faith-based" protectors of "traditional values." Mustering...
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    Park Square Theatre tackles Ragtime to start off 2012, bringing the complex musical, based on E.L. Doctorow's novel, to its stage. The story is set in the early part of the 20th century, and...

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Park Square Theatre seeks to enrich our community by producing and presenting exceptional live theatre that touches the heart, engages the mind, and delights the spirit.

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