Photo Set: X at The Cabooze 10/6/11

October 7, 2011
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Photo Set: Ladytron at the Fine Line Music Cafe 10/3/11

October 4, 2011
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Two Trains Running at Penumbra Theatre

October 1, 2011
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Two Trains Running at Penumbra Theatre

August Wilson’s probing and evocative portrait of Black America and the African-American experience can be seen in this searing and inspired production of Two Trains Running (Penumbra Theatre, through October 30). It is the seventh play of Mr. Wilson’s 20thCentury Cycle that traces black American life decade by decade. Mr. Wilson’s play pulls into...
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Burial At Thebes at the Guthrie Theater

October 1, 2011
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Burial At Thebes at the Guthrie Theater

First you see Monica Frawley‘s astonishing set: raw crumbling concrete walls, soaring, high and deep, inset with urn and coffin-holding cubicles, incense smoke rising up.  The set is simultaneously ancient and modern, late 21st century catacombs – and very creepy, an effect reinforced by Christopher Akerlind‘s powerful lighting.  When the cast processes in, accompanied...
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“A Wrinkle in Time” at the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre

September 30, 2011
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“A Wrinkle in Time” at the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre

The Children’s Theatre Company’s fall offering for the grade-school set is a staging of the popular Madeleine L’Engle’s science fiction fantasy, A Wrinkle in Time. This production plays on a relatively simple unit set with well-placed levels, saving the wizardry for lights and sound and choosing instead to rely on good old-fashioned, well-executed creative...
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Photo Set: Plain White T’s at Fine Line Music Cafe 9/25/11

September 26, 2011
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Photo Set: Amsterdam Bar and Hall Grand Opening Weekend! 9/24/11

September 25, 2011
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Photo Set: Amsterdam Bar and Hall Pre-Grand Opening Night 9/22/11

September 23, 2011
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“Neighbors” at Mixed Blood Theatre

September 22, 2011
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“Neighbors” at Mixed Blood Theatre

Mixed Blood has opened their season with an outrageous play and an equally outrageous concept, and I am equally impressed with both. The play is Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a biting satire of every Black stereotype you’ve ever heard of; the concept is Radical Hospitality, offering their shows free – no strings – “Revolutionizing...
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“Cat’s Paw” produced by Theatre Pro Rata at the Gremlin Theater

September 18, 2011
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“Cat’s Paw” produced by Theatre Pro Rata at the Gremlin Theater

“Cat’s Paw” by William Mastrosimone, Theatre Pro Rata’s new offering showing at the Gremlin Theater, paints a “what if” world ignited by pressing ecological issues and fueled by the media’s obsession with ratings. Eco-terrorists—or “eco-warriors,” as the leader (Victor) of Earth Now! prefers—have detonated a car bomb in Washington D.C., killing several senators, producing...
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