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1517 Central Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 | Northeast Minneapolis | 612-548-1380
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    At its best, Clive Barker's Crazyface should be a mix of Candide and a Hieronymus Bosch painting — a picaresque journey right into the heart of hell. Shadow Horse Theatre doesn't quite...
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    How much does Paul von Stoetzel love horror author Clive Barker? "I've got two Clive Barker tattoos on my arm as part of my collage," he says. The theater and film director turns his...
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    Before terrorizing readers and moviegoers with the likes of The Books of Blood and Hellraiser, Clive Barker worked in theater. During the 1970s and early 1980s, Barker cut his teeth as a...
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    Growing up gay and a geek in the dark days of the 1980s, I had to hunt for intersections between these two parts of my life. There were stray characters in mainstream sci-fi and fantasy, and...
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    Gadfly Theatre boldly goes where some corners of the science-fiction and fantasy worlds (we're looking at you, Star Trek) have barely dared to go: deep into the LGBTQ world. The company's...
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    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...
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    While the Twin Cities' stages still tend to be lily-white, more creators of color are finding spaces for their work. After facing well-deserved criticism for the monochromatic makeup of...
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    Plays exploring America's complex relationship with race have increased in number on Twin Cities stages in recent years, and that's a welcome change to the area's lily-white...
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    Image a dark world where most of the population has disappeared, and the likes of Thomas Kinkade haunt the Earth. Savage Umbrella has explored the idea over the past two years with a series...
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    A game 13-actor cast takes on George Brant's devilishly difficult Elephant's Graveyard, a 75-minute exploration of a real-life case of an elephant lynching in Tennessee in 1916. At times, I...
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    Few historic instances demonstrate our unnerving fixation on exacting punishment quite like the notorious 1916 lynching of an elephant in the town of Erwin, Tennessee. As dramatized by...
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    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...
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    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 Theatre. Though it was written in the late 1990s, the play...
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    Fuddy Meers has been a long time coming for the Loudmouth Collective. "Because the mission of Loudmouth is really trying to pair actors with scripts, we announce seasons with actors...
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    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 the cast — without losing the intimate...
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    Maxim Gorky wrote The Lower Depths at the turn of the 20th century, illuminating the plight of the Russian underclass. Since then, it has been staged (and filmed) numerous times. Suffering,...
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    When the celebrated Russian playwright Maxim Gorky penned his defining work, The Lower Depths, cultural commentators inevitably interpreted the stark depiction of the impoverished lower...
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    You may have seen on the news lately that the United States isn't doing so well in terms of wealth inequality. According to some sources, we have the biggest inequality of the entire...
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    Michigan native J. Merrill Motz wants you to know that, despite all the bad press, Detroit is not dead.The playwright's The Beacon from Belle Isle opens the third season by...
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    This weekend, 20% Theatre Company debuts a new series at Nimbus Theater. Q-Stage is a compilation of performance art, experimental theater, music, and dance showcasing a loosely defined...
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    Junk Song is obviously a labor of love. Meg Lambert spent years writing the musical, employing her composer brother, Tom Cowgill, to write songs and her director niece, Becka Linder, to...
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    To varying degrees, the accumulation of personal mementos and household knickknacks is an innocuous enough tendency. People are known to attach sentimental value to everything from torn...
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    After working on the musical Junk Song for seven years, Meg Lambert isn't about to let any last-minute technical glitches or cast issues stop her momentum.The show is more than a labor of...
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    Nikola Tesla, the oft-forgotten inventor who died impoverished in 1943, has been getting a bit of attention as of late with posthumous celebrations of his contributions to science, and his...
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    Being remembered as the archetypical mad scientist probably wouldn't have pleased Nicola Tesla. The Serbian inventor, after all, revolutionized our core understanding of electrons,...
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    Freshwater Theatre takes everyone back to the dark days of high school with The Gifted Program. Set in Racine, WI, in 1986, Ruben Carbajal's play looks at the lives of four refugees from the...
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    From the later part of the 19th century through the first part of the 20th, a small, hardscrabble community lived along the banks of the Mississippi in Minneapolis. Existing somewhere...
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    Concurrent with its production of Kate Robin's Intrigue with Faye, 20% Theatre is presenting its first Open Stage event. The evening will be an opportunity for local performing artists to...
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    In a happy coincidence for fans of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, two of his plays open this weekend in the Twin Cities. Gremlin Theatre tackles McDonagh's recent American-set A Behanding...
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    This weekend, Nimbus Theatre opens its second full season in its northeast Minneapolis location with a production of Happy Birthday, Wanda June, a play by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. that opened...
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    Playwright Carl Atiya Swanson has been hard at work on his latest play, Care Enough, for several years, but the tale of a political kidnapping has taken on extra resonance in the last year...
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    The cast of Savage Umbrella's latest work, Care Enough, has been on quite a ride over the past two months. It's almost time to share it with the audience. Be warned."There's a lot of...
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    It doesn't get any more primal than telling stories around a campfire. After all, back in the figurative or literal cave, around life-preserving flames, our ancestors first began to spin...
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    Though originally given the significantly more respectable sounding title Metamorphoses, it's easy to see why the 2nd-century Latin novel by Apuleius has come to be popularly known as The...
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    Director Leah Cooper returns to work with the 20% Theatre Company this week on a new play about a young woman coming home with newly awakened beliefs and desires.Cooper first worked with 20%...
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    I was thinking about the term "half-baked" while watching Babel, the latest piece from Nimbus Theatre. More often than not, it means something that's off kilter. But it also seems that...
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