Arts & Culture

The Guthrie’s Level 9 Turns Queer for the Next Few Weeks

The Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio is developing a reputation as a Go-To spot for performance work out of the traditional mainstream. Two queer-oriented works from outside the Twin Cities play this month. They’re part of the […]

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benevolence Through Mar. 10 Penumbra Theatre, 270 Kent St., St. Paul 651-224-3180 The barbaric murder of black 14-year-old Emmett Till for allegedly whistling at and coming onto a white woman at a Mississippi candy counter, […]

Let’s Misbehave: Mistress Ginger Sings Cole Porter

Justin Leaf rates among the top professional Twin Cities dancers of his generation. But did you know he’s also made a quite a name for himself as a she? Leaf’s alter ego Mistress Ginger persona […]

Max von Essen Comments on His Role in the Tony-Nominated “Falsettos” Lincoln Center Revival Tour at the Ordway

Tony-nominee Max von Essen has swept into the Twin Cities in the Lincoln Center national tour of the Tony-nominated revival of one of the great gay Broadway musicals. In Falsettos, he plays Marvin, a Jewish father coming to terms […]

“Birds of Passage” – The Ominous Rise of a Drug Cartel in the Era of Postmodern Globalism and the Implosion of a Great Woman

“I want to learn how to fly a plane, not ride a horse.” – A young boy in Birds of Passage Birds of Passage (Pajaros de verano) is a crushing portrayal of the tragic shift […]

Four Delightfully Crisp Performances in a Clever Dark Comedy That Re-Imagines Isaac Newton – Theatre Pro Rata’s “Isaac’s Eye”

Don’t expect an historically textured play about 17th century scientific genius Isaac Newton when you see Theatre Pro Rata’s production of Isaac’s Eye at Gremlin Theatre. Instead, you’ll encounter a fascinating play written with contemporary language, rhythms […]

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Actually  Feb. 16-Mar. 10 Highland Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul 651-647-4315 Actually by playwright Anne Ziegler takes on controversy with a script that looks into accusations of sexual assault among college students […]

Fine Satirical Performances from Split Britches at Level 9

The famous queer-sensible comedy duo, Split Britches, is back in Minneapolis with a satirical makeover of an already satirical film classic, Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. You […]

Teen Girls’ Sports Hit, The Wolves, Remounts at the Southern Theater

If you missed last year’s production of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe’s acclaimed play about girls’ basketball at the Jungle, here’s good news: it is being remounted at the Southern Theater on Washington Ave. for a […]

Teen Takes on Communist Tyranny in Lauren Yee’s Remarkable “The Great Leap” at the Big G

Lauren Yee’s comedy-drama The Great Leap, now in a luminous production at the Guthrie Theater, does indeed leap back and forth between the year before President Nixon made his historic trip to China, 1971, and […]

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