Photo Set: Quinn Tsan with Jillian Rae at 7th Street Entry, 1/25/15

January 26, 2015
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Gertrude Stein And A Companion at the Jungle Theater

January 23, 2015
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Gertrude Stein And A Companion at the Jungle Theater

How could Claudia Wilkens and Barbara Kingsley have played these roles in 1992, when the two actors were 14 and 12 years old, respectively? The characters Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas demand substance, solidity combined with lightness of touch, maturity, quiet self-assured power and now, in 2015, Wilkens and Kingsley have the above...
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HowWasTheShow.com is looking for a theater reviewer

January 23, 2015
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HowWasTheShow.com is looking for a theater reviewer. The site can offer no pay. However, reviewers get: 1. free seats to the plays they review (good seats at that); 2. the satisfaction of being a “player”; 3. experience writing for the Internet (and usable “clips”); and 4. the pure satisfaction of composing the review. The...
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The Most Dangerous Game at Bedlam Theater

January 15, 2015
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The holidays are over, the weather has turned friendlier and you’ve got a little cabin fever, right? I know just the cure. Get in the car (or grab the light rail, which stops right across the street) and head to St. Paul’s Lowertown and the new home of Bedlam Theater. You heard me. St....
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The Hothouse by Dark & Stormy Productions, performing at the Grain Belt Brewery

December 15, 2014
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The Hothouse by Dark & Stormy Productions, performing at the Grain Belt Brewery

  Dark & Stormy Productions performs Harold Pinter‘s giddily nonsensical The Hothouse in ye olde Grain Belt Brewery’s Atrium (79 13th Ave. NE, through Jan 4). D&S excels at utilizing “found” venues for their plays – empty offices, warehouse spaces, etc. This lends the work a unique quality, seemingly half-improvised yet crafted and perfect....
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4000 Miles by Park Square Theatre

December 14, 2014
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4000 Miles by Park Square Theatre

It’s those tell-tale hugs. Sweet, warm and tender, tension dissipating. Complete with comforting pats on the back: there, there. I think you’re just swell. I’m so glad you are who you are. Gosh. The hugs will clue you in: there’s no real danger in this play, little drama. It’s all about wordless healing, the...
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A Christmas Story the Musical at the Ordway

December 7, 2014
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A Christmas Story the Musical at the Ordway

The Ordway is doing it up big this holiday season. “A Christmas Story the Musical” is a big show: big cast; big sets gliding on and off, and big production numbers that wow with a wink, as if to say, “We know this is a little over the top for the subject, but let’s go...
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The Whale by Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing at Mixed Blood

November 26, 2014
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The Whale by Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing at Mixed Blood

The Whale, by Samuel D. Hunter (Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing at Mixed Blood Theatre, through Dec 20), is a grim little play. In it, we watch Charlie, the eponymous whale, committing suicide by gluttony. In the years since his boyfriend’s death (pneumonia complicated by anorexia), Charlie’s weight has ballooned. “It’s been a long...
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Loves Labours Lost by The Moving Company at the Lab Theater

November 22, 2014
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Loves Labours Lost by The Moving Company at the Lab Theater

The Moving Company’s reimagined “Love’s Labours Lost” is not your usual Shakespeare play, but this company “reimagines” theater the way the rest of us order lunch. This show is clever, beautiful and downright funny. Steven Epp’s and Nathan Keepers’ performances, co-imagined and directed by Dominique Serrand, are physical comedy marvels. Paired with Heidi Bakke as Jacquenetta,...
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On Golden Pond at the Jungle Theater

November 8, 2014
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On Golden Pond at the Jungle Theater

The Jungle Theater closes its season with the familiar and lovely “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson, starring a “golden” duo, Bain Boehlke and Wendy Lehr. I don’t know how many shows Boehlke and Lehr have done together, or “how far back they go,” but I do know that there are few theater artists...
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