Hairspray, Doubt, On the Spectrum, and more
Penumbra Theatre at the Guthrie Theater
Joe Dowling: this man would like to sell you a theater ticketâ€‹The Guthrie Theater's Joe Dowling on Tuesday announced the upcoming 2010-11 season, which is going to include talent both local and international, balancing Shaw and Shakespeare with a world premiere. While there are no fiery surprises, ... More >>
Former masters and slaves confront new realities
The city's preeminent African-American theater company is drawing and quartering its annual budget. But what exactly is being amputated?
Fences, Blackbird round out best plays of the year
August Wilson's story of an aging athlete thwarted by prejudice gets a masterful staging at Penumbra
Guthrie, Open Eye and Penumbra all score with latest efforts
Penumbra's take on August Wilson's play is powerful
For 30 years, Lou Bellamy has run the nation’s preeminent African American theater. But what a theater critic really wants to know is: How’s his golf game?
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
The Greeks, the geeks, the freaks, the dualistic representations of the Argentine distaff underclass--all the best of Twin Cities drama circa 2005
One-time Twin Cities resident and titan playwright August Wilson has told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he is dying of liver cancer and has only months to live (link here). Wilson recently finished the tenth and final play, "Radio Golf," in his dramatic cycle about the experiences of African Amer ... More >>
Is the Playwrights' Center alienating its local core--or are its critics just acting out?
The Playwrights' Center has announced the formation of a National Advisory Board with a mission including, but not limited to "opening doors for the Playwrights' Center and its emerging writers." A number of doors will assumedly be opening with a good deal of force, since a quick glance over the ... More >>
Local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher makes his Hollywood debut
Last year my boss sent me to sit in a dark room for 150 nights. Here's what I took away from the ordeal.
Unscrubbed theater for the well-groomed Guthrie-goer
An August Wilson tragedy turns a cri de coeur into a hollering session
August Wilson's Pittsburgh Realism; Sondheim's Pretty Pictures
August Wilson's Jitney dresses for excess; Stephen King's Shawshank Redemption tries the stage
Penumbra Theatre's campaign to build an ambitious new stage has the makings of an epic drama--or a nonprofit tragedy
The Great Minnesota Authors Issue
A St. Paul hip-hop crew looks to the next stage
Good times: Canewell (Russel Andrews) and Floyd Barton (David Alan Anderson) dream of bringing the blues to Chicago in August Wilson's Seven Guitars
Word Up: KTCA's Daniel Bergin documents African American letters in Literature & Life.
To cure the patient, you must know the disease.
Minneapolis City Council members go to great lengths to keep meeting private so they can discuss... nothing?
The Twin Cities' most celebrated playwright and their most prominent theater finally meet--under questionable circumstances.