Director Lou Bellamy's newest show presents a flawed but intriguing look at the leader's last night
Even if you have no money, there's always something fun and free to do around town on the weekends. This installment of Freeloader Friday features a slew of CD-release concerts, a rockin' party for toddlers, a chili cook-off for vegans, and an awesome Oscar party at Brit's. Come take a look at o ... More >>
Hairspray, Doubt, On the Spectrum, and more
One of the Twin Cities most eminent theaters will get some national TV exposure next week when Penumbra Theatre will be featured on Rock Center with Brian Williams. During the program, Penumbra founder and artistic director Lou Bellamy will be profiled.Penumbra caught the attention of NBC in June ... More >>
Penumbra Theatre at the Guthrie Theater
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by Ann MarsdenPictured: Abdul Salaam El Razzac, James CravenAt some time or another, we've all known one: that person who, for reasons rational or otherwise, we simply can't stand (and to make things tidy, the feeling is frequently mutual). In Gus Edwards's Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around ... More >>
Former masters and slaves confront new realities
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
When sweet soul music leaves a sour aftertaste
It takes a village to kill a child
The Greeks, the geeks, the freaks, the dualistic representations of the Argentine distaff underclass--all the best of Twin Cities drama circa 2005
A troubled family reunion at Penumbra
The first-annual Ameriprise Financial Ivey awards went down Monday night, and the State Theatre's main floor was nearly full of members from all levels of the Twin Cities theater community. It's fair to say that there was some ambivalence
Penumbra takes on homophobia in 'Stage Directions'
Art lovers, prize fighters, commies, and Jesus!
Penumbra's three-sister, three-hour drama runs on vapors
An August Wilson tragedy turns a cri de coeur into a hollering session
Women make up well more than half of the Guthrie's audience, but less than 10 percent of its produced playwrights. Is this a tragedy or a farce?
August Wilson's Pittsburgh Realism; Sondheim's Pretty Pictures
Penumbra's WWII drama Black Eagles equates killing with heroism and black progress
Bald Alice stages the gospels as a kung fu-filled epic; Penumbra looks at an unlikely love
August Wilson's Jitney dresses for excess; Stephen King's Shawshank Redemption tries the stage
Oedipus is born again on a plantation; Rashomon looks for truth onstage
Good plays, bad plays, and the drama of real estate--plus the thespians talk back
The Threepenny Opera counts the cost of human capital; Blues for an Alabama Sky clocks a red-hot minute
Penumbra Theatre's campaign to build an ambitious new stage has the makings of an epic drama--or a nonprofit tragedy
Penumbra Theatre and Fully Reciprocal Theatre discover that an artist's inspiration is a rambling mother
Thirty-four years ago, LeRoi Jones's Dutchman sent American race relations careening on a New York subway. Where's the end of the line?
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.
It's All Right, Ma (We're Only Kissing): Michael Schurter and Matthew G. Anderson in Angels in America, Part One.
The Twin Cities' most celebrated playwright and their most prominent theater finally meet--under questionable circumstances.