Archive for May, 2012

Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. A co-production of Frank Theatre and the Hennepin Theatre Trust

Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays.  A co-production of Frank Theatre and the Hennepin Theatre Trust

Last night your intrepid HWTS theater reviewers, Janet Preus and John Olive, betook themselves to the spiffily spartan New Century Theatre to see Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (a co-production between Frank Theatre and the Hennepin Theatre Trust, running through June 16). Standing On Ceremony, short – but passionate – playlets written...
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The Amen Corner by Penumbra Theatre Co., performing at the Guthrie

The Amen Corner by Penumbra Theatre Co., performing at the Guthrie

Luke staggers into his ex-wife Margaret’s Harlem flat – it’s the closest thing he has to “home” – carrying one thing: his shiny, lovingly maintained trumpet.  Margaret, popular pastor of a fundamentalist church, is appalled to see him.  He represents a part of her life she had thought safely in her past.  He frightens...
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The Addams Family at the Ordway

The Addams Family at the Ordway

The Addams Family has settled into the friendly confines of the Ordway for a solid two week run (through May 20).  Your intrepid HowWasTheShow.com reviewers, Janet Preus and John Olive, attended opening night, then repaired to the Amsterdam Bar for cold beverages and an order of greas—, er, no, make that perfectly rendered freedom...
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Steampunk Delusions at Open Eye Figure Theatre, produced by Hardcover Theater and English Scrimshaw Theatrical Novelties

Steampunk Delusions at Open Eye Figure Theatre, produced by Hardcover Theater and English Scrimshaw Theatrical Novelties

Steampunk Delusions features two plays, one produced by Hardcover Theater and the other by English Scrimshaw Theatrical Novelties. Hardcover Theater fills a curious niche in the Twin Cities, bringing to life somewhat obscure books and stories in sparsely but cleverly staged plays. The Diamond Lens: a Microscopic Fantasy of Love & Murder, written, produced...
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Are You Now or Have You Ever Been … at the Guthrie Theater produced by Carlyle Brown & Company

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been … at the Guthrie Theater produced by Carlyle Brown & Company

In the 1950s, there was a contingent in American politics with an intense fear of the rise of communism, fueled by the belief that communist infiltrators were everywhere, trying to bring down the American way of life. Headed up by Senator Joe McCarthy, this paranoia led to a systematic harassment of many of the...
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