Marcus; Or The Secret Of Sweet by Pillsbury House Theatre and the Mount Curve Company, performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

September 13, 2014
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Marcus; Or The Secret Of Sweet by Pillsbury House Theatre and the Mount Curve Company, performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

Marcus dreams. He prowls the streets of San Pere, Louisiana where his dreams and his passions – for family, sexuality (which Marcus feels with striking intensity), for his father, for blood, the moon, rain – galvanize everyone. They don’t fully understand why this young man rouses them but, Lord, he does he ever, and...
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The White Snake at the Guthrie Theater

September 12, 2014
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The White Snake at the Guthrie Theater

The most remarkable, imo, aspect of Mary Zimmerman‘s lush and lavish The White Snake (at the Guthrie, through October 19): its restraint. I doubt you’ll see a more design-y play this season. Every moment of this piece is lovingly crafted and perfected. Yet there no gee-whiz-look-at-me self-consciousness, no inflated ain’t-we-gifted pomposity, no tastelessness whatsoever....
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Middle Brother by Mu Performing Arts, performing at the Southern Theater

September 12, 2014
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Middle Brother by Mu Performing Arts, performing at the Southern Theater

  Mu Performing Arts continues its ongoing exploration of adoption (and specifically Korean adoption) with an production of Eric Sharp‘s entertaining Middle Brother (at the Southern, through September 28). The play is witty, creative and incisively intelligent, all at the same time. And it’s also a birth family search and this has very nearly...
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Photo Set: The Buzzcocks with The Magnolias at The Varsity, 9/11/14

September 12, 2014
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Photo Set: Paul Weller at The Varsity, 9/10/14

September 11, 2014
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Photo Set: Lyle Lovett at Music in the Zoo, 8/3/14

August 4, 2014
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Minnesota Fringe 2014

August 2, 2014
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Minnesota Fringe 2014

It’s that magic time of year again, when local theater folk drain their cowboy coffees and step forward (and when national artists working the extensive Fringe circuit bring themselves and their talent to our fair city) and, green-lighting themselves, throw the biggest theater party around: the Minnesota Fringe Festival. 168 shows and many hundreds...
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A Little Night Music by Mu Performing Arts, performing at Park Square Theatre

July 25, 2014
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A Little Night Music by Mu Performing Arts, performing at Park Square Theatre

In Stephen Sondheim‘s marvelous A Little Night Music (Mu Performing Arts performing at Park Square Theatre, through Aug 10) little surprise or tension lies in the playing-out of the characters’ predictable arcs. Frederik is married, sexlessly, to Anne. Famous matinee idol Desiree Armfeldt reappears. She and Frederik make love, to the consternation of her...
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Photo Set: Basilica Block Party, Night 2, 7/12/14

July 14, 2014
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Photo Set: Basilica Block Party, Night One, 7/11/14

July 12, 2014
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