“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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reasons to be pretty by Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

September 17, 2011
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reasons to be pretty by Walking Shadow Theatre Company performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

Steph is angry.  Angry is to put it mildly.  Steph is furious, screaming, in a state of howling rage, throwing pillows, stomping around the bedroom, spewing the fuck word and various other obscenities with machine-gun-like abandon.  Her boyfriend Greg, the object of her wild fury, does his best to soothe and calm her –...
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“Much Ado about Nothing”

September 16, 2011
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“Much Ado about Nothing”

The Guthrie Theater opened its 2011-2012 season last night with a new Joe Dowling production of Much Ado about Nothing. One of Shakespeare’s more serious comedies, it is rich in life lessons as the work of a seasoned playwright. The story begins as the soldiers of Don Pedro are welcomed home from a victorious...
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The Pride at the Pillsbury House Theatre

September 16, 2011
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The Pride at the Pillsbury House Theatre

Ooh, a good one. Alexi Kaye Campbell‘s taut The Pride (Pillsbury House Theatre, through Oct 16) is a modestly scaled play on a huge subject: the nature of sexuality.  Campbell creates three main characters, Oliver, Phillip and Sylvia and then fashions two stories, one set in 1958 and the other 50 years later, using,...
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Photo Set: Mason Jennings ‘Minnesota’ song set at Carmichael Lynch 9/12/11

September 12, 2011
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