Arts & Culture

Director Taps Into Gay Undercurrents in Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband”

For several years Noreen K.Brandt has made her mark as an actress and director of classic plays. She has helmed the current revival of what some feel and think is gay master playwright Oscar Wilde’s best […]

“Revolt” Ripples With Activist Passion at the Gremlin

With Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., UK playwright Alice Birch is at odds with how gender roles are sometimes codified. Frank Theatre is executing a fast-paced, crisply acted staging of this showcase of vignettes at the Gremlin […]

“These Shining Lives”, a Marnich Masterwork, at the Phoenix

Minnesota playwright  Melanie Marnich has been doing great things beyond The Land of 10,000 Lakes in recent years but her plays continue to ignite our passions locally. Her devastating These Shining Lives relates the horrific plight of […]

Sharp Breakthrough Performances Enhance the Polemical [Almost Equal To] at Pillsbury House

[Almost Equal To] by Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri is a streaming cascade of various characters steeped in financial anxieties and desperation. To make this challenging script work and engage an audience it must be […]

Socially Savvy: Get in the Game

Downton Abbey fans flocked to get a glimpse of the stylish set, to see people doing glamorous things while wearing their best outfits, sipping martinis, and dining in the grandest fashion. It’s no surprise that […]

Arts Spotlight: 584

The Abominables Through Oct. 15 Childrens Theatre, 2400 Third Ave. S, Minneapolis (612) 874-0400 The wrongness of unfairly excluding someone solely for being different is a recurrent theme in youth-focused literature. It can come […]

09.29.17 OUTnorth: MNLGBTQ History; Screening on MN Transgender History Saint Paul MN


Akyea and Myers Astound in the Flawless and Audacious “How to Use a Knife” at Mixed Blood

Mixed Blood Theatre is presenting a flawless production of a recent remarkable play that lifts multicultural comedy out of the stereotypes of both right- and left-wing demagoguery. How to Use a Knife by Will Snider […]

5Q: Don Pasquale

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an interview with actors, directors, writers, etc. to shed some light on the […]

Magnificent Vocals Rule Over “La Mancha” at the Ritz

Don Quixote looms as one of the emblematic figures of western literature. Spaniard Miguel de Cervantes had penned perhaps the most enduring of idealists when he finished his novel in 1604. At the same time William […]

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