Brilliant moments shine through in this lengthy three-hour production by Theatre Coup D'Etat
During a floor speech last Friday, Michele Bachmann mangled an attempt at a Shakespeare quote (She said "Thou protesteth too much" -- the actual quote is "The lady doth protest too much"). But that's not significant here.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann's 'I do not do political speech' line draws loud lau ... More >>
English theater company Propeller turns the Shakespeare play on its head with an all-male cast at the Guthrie
Our critic looks back on a stellar year in theater
Ten Thousand Things gets to the heart of Shakespeare
Actors reveal the challenges of double-casting, plus our critic's picks
It is a few minutes before showtime, and the actors are getting ready. They wander the spaces around the stage, quietly -- or not so quietly -- running lines, warming up their voices, and preparing for the afternoon's show.Usually, this would be taken care of backstage, but on this afternoon, all ... More >>
King Henry IV, Part One shows how far fest has come in eight years
by Travis AndersonPucker up and die, dammit: Shirley Venard and Steve Hendrickson in "Vigil" at Pillsbury HouseThere is an unwritten law that thou shalt not open a new show over a holiday such as Labor Day weekend, which makes a lot of sense: with the tail end of summer having arrived much too fa ... More >>
Scott PakudaitasLacey Piotter, Anna Reichart, Alberta Mirais in "Troilus and Cressida": free at a park near youIt may not have been a particularly balmy week, but the calendar doesn't lie: we're heading toward a stretch when an evening spent outside taking in a show might be just the thing. Curre ... More >>
Love at a knife's edge: "Kill Will" at the 2010 Minnesota Fringe A quick visit to the offices of the Minnesota Fringe Festival in Northeast Minneapolis this week saw the staff settling into its new, relatively spacious digs. And more pertinently, we came away with the roster of shows comprising t ... More >>
What's left after the movie attains cult status? "Two Gentlemen of Lebowski," written in The Bard's English.
Minneapolis tradition serves up 11 days packed with theater performances: Get your reviews here
The Guthrie gives us an ironic Shylock; plus bodies by 'Jake-a-Dee Myer'
Pigs Eye Theatre bulldozes 'Henry V'
Howling with Mallman's werewolves of Minneapolis and other scary tales
The Guthrie's 'Three Sisters' turns wallowing into wonderwork
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?
Everybody believes that teens should be reading. The kids have other ideas.
Dominique Serrand designs a laughing apparatus for the Guthrie
Four Guys Share the Beauty of 'Romeo and Juliet'; Two Sideshow Gals Share Vital Organs
Jeune Lune barks at the moon with a dark and desolate Hamlet
Michael Almereyda's contemporary Hamlet projects tragedy onto the screen of corporate culture
Macbeth struts and frets its hours upon the stage; Largo Desolato makes Big Brother one of the family
A mom by any other name is still a mom
Also of note: A selective listing of honorable mentions
A Clean Sweep?: The women of Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man's Blues attend to some metaphoric clutter.
Desdemona: a play about a handkerchief