Scares and laughs aplenty at the Southern Theater's horror showcase
Crispin Whittell's version losing focus on Dickens's message
Actors thrive in David Mamet's legendary tale
Hennepin Stages through November 5
(Okay, a few of the performers in the nation's biggest Fringe Festival aren't nude. but a lot of them are.)
Opening Fringe weekend has come and gone. City Pages will offer full coverage in this Wednesday's issue, but here are a few notes. I saw ten shows this weekend, which I wouldn't particularly recommend to anyone--although the recurring faces I saw at many venues suggested that some were pursuing even ... More >>
It has begun. And while I can't fully relate to those whose approach to the Minnesota Fringe is to treat is as a Lance Armstrong-worthy feat of endurance, I do appreciate the cheaper, shorter ideal of the festival. Last night I saw Mic Weinblatt's "Spare Parts", a really funny noir spoof, and word h ... More >>
The sort-of true story of a Minneapolis man who made his mom into a movie, plus two local trailers, and 36 reviews from around the globe
with Ari Hoptman; New Year's Eve Special
They laughed. They cried. They used the "F" word. They wore funny wigs... and we were there
Last year my boss sent me to sit in a dark room for 150 nights. Here's what I took away from the ordeal.
At the Minnesota Fringe Festival
Has playwright Ari Hoptman revived the red menace?
In Praise of Murderous Hookers, Heroic Zoroastrians, and the Ghosts of Garage Sales Storm. Plus: We viciously slag off the Andrews sisters and an embarrassing Wonder Woman costume!
Events get the better of 'Sisters of Swing' and 'Partitions'
Remembering Playwright Todd Irvine; Praising Actor Edwin Strout
Theater Mu Presents One Nisei's Hawaiian Life; Jerungdu Dress Up Like the Ramones
A production of the soldier's story Streamers looks for the nobler side of Vietnam
The Directors Theater stages substantial one-acts to a flimsy audience; Idiot Box presents the comedy troupe's favorite reruns
The Laramie Project takes a tragic American hate crime to the edge of parody
A 19th-century comedy and a few steins of swill make for a midwinter night's bender
The levity of sketch comedians Joseph and Joshua Scrimshaw is finding a mass appeal
The best and worst of 150 nights spent in a dark room. Plus: Dramatic hypotheses, and thespians speak out.
With roughly 100 productions and 500 performances, the Minnesota Fringe Festival turns low-budget theater into a two-week marathon
Nymphomaniacal roommates! Meta-Willy Lomans! Dancing Canadians! City Pages reports from the biggest, baddest Minnesota Fringe Festival to date