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Juno And The Paycock at the Guthrie Theater

June 1, 2015
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Juno And The Paycock at the Guthrie Theater

You have to respect Joe Dowling for closing his long and celebrated tenure as the Guthrie Theater’s artistic director with Sean O’Casey‘s classic Juno and the Paycock, a show that pays homage to his most personal cultural and artistic influences while being consistently honest and challenging. The show is an appropriate send-off, as not...
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Twelfth Night by Mu Performing Arts performing at Mixed Blood

May 30, 2015
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Twelfth Night by Mu Performing Arts performing at Mixed Blood

I’ve never seen the Mixed Blood stage looking so good. The space is arranged arena style, stage painted a nice warm color, with a few tastefully placed platforms, some...
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The Gospel Of Lovingkindness at Pillsbury House Theatre

May 29, 2015
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The Gospel Of Lovingkindness at Pillsbury House Theatre

As the father of an eighteen year old son, I readily understood, in Marcus Gardley‘s moving The Gospel Of Lovingkindness (at the Pillsbury House Theatre, through June 28), Mary...
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Camelot at the Ordway

May 13, 2015
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Camelot at the Ordway

Camelot (at the Ordway, through May 17) harkens back to a simpler age, when a sturdy chap like Lancelot could be an arrogant, egotistical, sword-twirling, overweening and preening [your...
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forget me not when far away by Ten Thousand Things Theatre

May 4, 2015
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forget me not when far away by Ten Thousand Things Theatre

In Kira Obolensky‘s delicious forget me not when far away, John Ploughman returns from an endless War (it feels like WWI, but who knows), limping into a town populated...
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Plotholes: A Fool’s Foibles Produced by Interact Theater at Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts

May 1, 2015
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Plotholes: A Fool’s Foibles Produced by Interact Theater at Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts

A cardboard box on the edge of the stage shakes. A black-costumed “imp” emerges, and then several more imps appear, each with its own disfigurement. Farting. With this appropriate...
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Jersey Boys at the Orpheum Theatre

April 28, 2015
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Jersey Boys at the Orpheum Theatre

As contemporaries of The Beatles in an era when that foursome was bending pop genre and Bob Dylan when he was openly protesting corruption, The Four Seasons made music...
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Peter Pan The Musical at Children’s Theatre Company

April 26, 2015
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Peter Pan The Musical at Children’s Theatre Company

Brimming with playful charm, Peter Pan the Musical bounds onto the Children’s Theater stage, emphasizing the lighthearted excitement of the story’s well-known adventures while also offering up some nifty...
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Hapgood, produced by Six Elements Theatre at Nimbus Theater

April 24, 2015
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Hapgood, produced by Six Elements Theatre at Nimbus Theater

A man faces the audience, standing at a sink downstage center. He unhurriedly applies shaving cream, shaves, and ignores a considerable amount of coming and going behind him in...
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For The Loyal by Illusion Theater

April 24, 2015
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For The Loyal by Illusion Theater

The Illusion Theater’s stated mission is “to create theater that illuminates the illusions, myths and realities of our times and to catalyze personal and social change.” It makes sense,...
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