Center of the Margins Festival at Mixed Blood Theatre

November 11, 2011
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Center of the Margins Festival at Mixed Blood Theatre

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES Mixed Blood Theatre has opened an ambitious three-play series they call Center of the Margins with the goal of “exploring the complex world of disability,” the publicity explains. The first play, Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries has a somewhat misleading title; the most “gruesome” injuries did not happen on a playground;...
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Photo Set: The Civil Wars with Milo Greene at the State Theater 11/9/11

November 10, 2011
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Photo Set: Dawes & Blitzen Trapper at First Avenue 11/4/11

November 6, 2011
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“Danger! Will/Robinson” by The Recovery Party and Table Salt Productions

November 5, 2011
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“Danger! Will/Robinson” by The Recovery Party and Table Salt Productions

The Recovery Party and Table Salt Productions just closed an impressive run of “Danger! Will/Robinson,” an evening of sketch comedy and improv created by the local comedy team of Joshua Will and Jim Robinson. Supported by fellow Brave New Workshop alums, Michelle Cassioppi, Julie Grover, Eriq Nelson and Dan Hetzel the cast had an...
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Ajax In Iraq at Frank Theatre

November 5, 2011
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Ajax In Iraq at Frank Theatre

Would, I wondered, Ellen McLaughlin‘s effective Ajax In Iraq (Frank Theatre, performing at the Playwrights Center, through Nov 27) work in 2011?  The U.S. involvement in that country is winding down, measured now in days.  For Iraqis, of course, the conflict – Sunni vs Shiite vs Kurd, autocratic fundamentalist vs democratic modernist – grinds...
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Patches & Gretchen at the Dakota, 10/31/11

November 2, 2011
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“Il Campiello” by Ten Thousand Things Theater at Open Book

October 28, 2011
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“Il Campiello” by Ten Thousand Things Theater at Open Book

Ten Thousand Things Theater continues its practice of bringing theater to people who may otherwise never see it with a new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s Il Campiello. Steven Epp’s adaptation is commedia-inspired fun—a little Laurel & Hardy, a little light satire, and lots of lazzi (“schtick” identified often with a certain character and repeated...
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The Edge Of Our Bodies at the Guthrie

October 26, 2011
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The Edge Of Our Bodies at the Guthrie

As the audience enters the theater for the performance of Adam Rapp‘s taut The Edge Of Our Bodies (in the Guthrie‘s Dowling Studio, through Nov 20), actor Ali Rose Dachis sits, prim and unmoving, on the edge of a chair.  She wears a schoolgirl’s plaid skirt, white knee highs, a frilly blouse (designed by...
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“Oliver Twist” at Park Square Theatre

October 22, 2011
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“Oliver Twist” at Park Square Theatre

St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre has included a Victorian era piece in recent seasons and continues this season with an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist by Neil Barlett. Joel Sass, the Jungle Theater’s associate artistic director was coaxed across the river to design and direct this one. It was a good call for...
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“La Cage Aux Folles” at the State Theatre

October 18, 2011
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“La Cage Aux Folles” at the State Theatre

The Hennepin Theatre Trust has opened it’s 2011-12 season with a guaranteed winner. Forget what you know about La Cage aux Folles and start over. Yes, the daffy premise and the flamboyant drag queens are there, but this production has a fresh honesty that’s utterly irresistible. George and Albin are thrilled with the news...
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