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Arts Spotlight: 572

Lone Star Spirits Through May 7 Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis 612-822-7063 Jungle Theater artistic director Sarah Rasmussen once again delights with her signature comedic flair in Lone Star Spirits, the crackling Off-Broadway hit, […]

A Devastating AIDS Detective Story – “Memories of a Penitent Heart” at MSP International Film Fest

Miguel Dieppa died of AIDS in 1987. Growing up in Puerto Rico within a devout Catholic family, he kept his sexual orientation, desires and need for love in the shadows. His family was dreadfully unaware of […]

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Going in Style”

  In this remake of the 1979 film of the same name, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin find that the company they worked for is bought out, and the merger makes their pensions […]

A Visionary Production About South Asian Religious Strife, Pangea’s “5 Weeks” at the Lab

There are various theater companies in the Twin Cities that deal with issues of race, ethnicity, and marginalization, and Pangea World Theater is among the best. Their latest offering is the world premiere of 5 […]

Ordway Shows Us Why “West Side Story” Looms as a Watershed Musical 60 Years Later

The tensions between white and brown immigrants was crafted into a musical theater breakthrough in 1957. West Side Story contains some of the great tunes of theater history: “Tonight,” “Something’s Coming,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Officer Krupke,” […]

A Day in the Life: Paul Bigot

Name: Paul Bigot Age: Is this necessary? Okay, fine. 30ish. Where did you grow up? The Redneck Riviera: a small beach town in Florida called Fort Walton Beach. Where do you live? I’m an Uptown […]

Arts Spotlight: 571

Battlefield Through April 23 Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd St., Minneapolis 612-377-2224 Peter Brook looms as one of the world-class figures of 20th century theater. His 1968 book, The Empty Space, is like a […]

Gerald Dickens Enthralls as His Own Great-Great-Grandfather, Charles, in “To Begin With”

When you step inside to take your seat at a pew in Wesley Church to see Gerald Charles Dickens play his great-great-grandfather, Charles Dickens, you can just sense you are in for something truly special. […]

The Seduction of Power — “Macbeth” at Park Square

When William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth in the early days of James I’s reign, he crafted a consummate examination of how power can seduce, corrupt, and launch a hysterical cover-up. Park Square’s current revival of “The Scottish […]

Cross-Gender Elements in TRP’s “The Three Musketeers”

Ken Ludwig’s stage adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas novel was originally commissioned by the UK’s distinguished Bristol Old Vic Theater. The swashbuckler classic is a vivid look at the ancient code of manly honor. Moreover, Ludwig […]

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