Neil Simon

  • Arts

    July 18, 2012

    The Sunshine Boys at the Guthrie

    Neil Simon's play explores the enduring nature of comedy

  • Calendar

    July 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Food fests, beer dinners, and walking tours this Week in Food

    This Week in Food will take you all over the metro, from a food fest in Blaine to a wine tasting in Cannon Falls, so get out to parts unknown (to you) and start eating. 6/18 Sure it's last minute, but it's Summit and Barrio! There are still seats left at Cocina del Barrio's Summit beer dinner, whi ... More >>

  • Arts

    June 13, 2012

    Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Park Square dissects the funny business

    Neil Simon's autobiographical play goes behind the scenes of a '50s comedy show

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Bloomington Civic Theatre's "Prisoner" having a perpetually rotten summer

    The city has been likened to a zoo . . . ​Mel Edison is having a very bad time. He's middle-aged, he's just lost his job, and his New York City is suffering under a heat wave. That's not all: there's a garbage strike, and weird noises rising from the streets and nearby apartments. When the apartme ... More >>

  • Arts

    July 25, 2007

    Spotlight: Fools

    Theatre in the Round through August 12

  • Arts

    April 19, 2006

    The Halls of the Dead

    If these walls could talk...wait a minute, they are talking!

  • Arts

    March 29, 2006

    Would a Ventriloquist's Dummy Crack Wise on Mars?

    How to translate a century-old sci-fi novel to a 20-foot stage

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2006

    3/9: Morning Communique

    Women like monkey sex, the NSA wants to license its internet surveillance technology, Ford Bell's MySpace page, storyboards from Corpse Bride, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Movies

    January 18, 2006

    Love and Death

    Woody Allen delivers a wicked serve in 'Match Point'

  • Books

    October 13, 2004

    The Ghost Writer

    Why does Philip Roth's latest novel read like Arthur Miller?

  • Music

    January 14, 2004

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    Mr. Airplane man call out from Memphis, Sacred Harp Singers reclaim the bible belt, and Hootie's reputation heads south

  • Arts

    March 20, 2002

    Curtain Call

    Remembering Playwright Todd Irvine; Praising Actor Edwin Strout

  • Sports

    November 14, 2001

    Petting Teachers

    'The Education of Max Bickford' Strokes Richard Dreyfuss--But Gets a Passing Grade

  • Movies

    July 12, 2000


    Japanese tough guy Takeshi Kitano goes all soft in Kikujiro

  • Arts

    January 19, 2000

    In a Gadda Da Vida

    Outward Spiral's queer Creation; Park Square's suffering sisters

  • Arts

    April 7, 1999

    Righting the Play

    A series of workshops at the Playwrights' Center strips the dramatic process down to author, script, actor, and audience

  • News

    December 16, 1998

    Freeze Frame

    Forget Fargo and A Simple Plan: A quarter-century ago, The Heartbreak Kid had Minnesota down cold

  • Arts

    December 16, 1998
  • Arts

    March 18, 1998

    The Big House

    Public politicking. Cautious programming. Retail-style marketing. Has the Guthrie Theater, with its 1,300 seats and $40 million endowment, become a prisoner of the community that built it?

  • Feature

    March 12, 1997