Arts & Culture

Captivating Catholic Speculations on Shakespeare – Walking Shadow’s “Equivocation”

Equivocation, a play by Bill Cain, speculates that the 1605 Gunpowder Plot to blow up the House of Lords did not actually happen the way history books tell us. At that time, William Shakespeare was […]

Arts Spotlight: 602

The Kinda Fella I Am – Stories It is right that those who write bravely are acknowledged for doing so. Moreover, those who write both bravely and brilliantly must be all the more […]

2018 Pride Weekend What To Do

The biggest weekend of the year is upon us, and here is a list of events throughout the Twin Cities that will give you endless ways to show your Pride. THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Lavender’s Pride […]

Homophobia’s Gravitational Pull – Minnesota Opera’s Stunning “Fellow Travelers”

Minnesota Opera transports us to the mid-20th century on the Cowles Center stage. Gregory Spears’s Fellow Travelers is an opera that uncannily and viscerally captures the Lavender Scare of the 1950s, when over 5,000 federal […]

Pride Season Highlight on the Phoenix Stage: Robb Krueger’s “Room Enough”

The Flannel Mafia Theatre Group is presenting a new play by Robb Krueger at the Phoenix Theater. Room Enough looks into the problem of communicating with someone with whom you have no common ground. When […]

Flying Sorcery – A Stirringly Mythical “The Minotaur or: Amelia Earhart is Alive and Traveling in the Underworld”

Sheep Theater’s exhilarating production of The Minotaur or: Amelia Earhart is Alive & Traveling Through the Underworld is an example of a great idea becoming a terrific play. Too often, the opposite occurs, where the great […]

5Q: Fellow Travelers

“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 […]

Celestial Fluidity and the Genius of Mankwe Ndosi – “dat Black Mermaid Man Lady” at PHT

dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show enchants with a four person acting ensemble that flows and glows in a stream-of-subconsciousness parade. This quartet masters sumptuously lyrical language, dissolving gender and the finitude of […]

A Unique Gay African-American Success Story for Pride Month – “The Gospel According to Andre” at the Lagoon

Kate Novacks has crafted an engaging documentary on fashion editor Andre Leon Talley, the gay African-American mover and shaker who rose from humble North Carolina roots to becoming a global influence. The Gospel According to Andre celebrates […]

Another Day, Another Slay

RuPaul’s Drag Race winner and Minneapolis resident BeBe Zahara Benet has ‘charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent’ She’s the winner of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and most recently, won multiple challenges as a […]

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