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The Beauty Queen Of Leenane by Theatre Pro Rata performing on the Andy Boss Stage at Park Square

The Beauty Queen Of Leenane by Theatre Pro Rata performing on the Andy Boss Stage at Park Square

The fate of the Irish is well explored territory in the last one hundred years of drama. For Twin Cities’ audiences, the latest offering in this genre is Theatre Pro Rata’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Park Square’s Boss Stage, through Jan 24). A playwright wanting to bring something new to Irish drama has...
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A Lie Of The Mind by Theatre Pro Rata, performing at Nimbus Theater

A Lie Of The Mind by Theatre Pro Rata, performing at Nimbus Theater

What’re you gonna do with an unwieldy – and bloodily frightening piece of stagecraft like Sam Shepard‘s A Lie Of The Mind (Theatre Pro Rata, performing at Nimbus Theater, through Sept 27)? You might just through up your arms and admit defeat: “This play sprawls, it’s too past-tense, and grim, it uses too much...
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T Bone N Weasel at Theatre Pro Rata, performing at the Gremlin

T Bone N Weasel at Theatre Pro Rata, performing at the Gremlin

T Bone N Weasel (Theatre Pro Rata, through March 18, performing at the Gremlin Theatre) is showing its age.  First produced in 1986 (and dozens of times since), playwright Jon Klein‘s endlessly amusing tale of the two hapless doofuses bouncing around the soft underbelly of the South reflects the oblivious go-go atmosphere of the...
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Interview With Jon Klein

Interview With Jon Klein

Jon Klein’s funny and sharp T Bone N Weasel premieres this weekend at the excellent Theatre Pro Rata.  The play runs at the Gremlin Theatre, 2400 University Avenue in St. Paul, through March 18.  Jon was kind enough to respond to a few questions.   John Olive: You spent a significant amount of time...
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“Cat’s Paw” produced by Theatre Pro Rata at the Gremlin Theater

“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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Waiting For Godot by Theatre Pro Rata at the Hollywood Theatre

Waiting For Godot by Theatre Pro Rata at the Hollywood Theatre

In a just world, the Hollywood Theater, that Depression-era temple to the art of cinema, would thrive.  A small but worthy arts group – like, oh, say, Theatre Pro Rata – would take over, quickly find the dough for lovely and efficient air conditioning, silent and  effective air circulation.  New plumbing would get laid...
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Theatre Pro Rata’s “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Gremlin Theater

Theatre Pro Rata’s “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Gremlin Theater

Theatre Pro Rata kicked off their 2010-2011 season with a classic and a comedy – a combination that veers from the norm for the established company, but suits their approach for the coming months. Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, though set in contemporary times, stays true to the spirit of the original period...
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