Arts & Culture

A Perfect Betty Buckley Leads a Vibrantly Charismatic Cast in “Hello Dolly!” – Gay Legends Herman & Wilder Flood the Orpheum Stage With the Nectar of Sweet Renewal

Life has a tendency to pull us toward resignation as we get older. For many people, major breakdowns are things that can bog one down for decades, if not the rest of one’s life. We […]

5Q: Hello, Dolly!

“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 […]

“Cyrano” Actor Cameron Folmar on the Depths of Count de Guiche at the Guthrie

Cameron Folmar has been making quite a favorable impression on Twin Cities audiences for two seasons now in two of the Guthrie Theater’s most popular shows of recent years. As drag artist Miss Tracy in […]

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Unrequited Queer Love—Latte Da’s “Hedwig”

The 1998 glam rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch looks at the emotional aftershocks of what has come to be called gender reassignment or gender confirmation surgery. At the time, the older term “sex change” was […]

Arts Spotlight: 623

A Bright Room Called Day Through Apr. 13 Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis 800-838-3006 Gay playwright Tony Kushner is renowned for polemical scripts that imaginatively entertain. One of his early works, now […]

A Word In Edgewise: All the World’s a Stage—Are You a Player?

The Guthrie has been working creatively with gender-bending in casting, no more so than the recent production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It having four traditionally male roles—Touchstone, Jaques, Corin and Hymen—become female roles played by females, with a […]

“The Brink” – Steve Bannon and the Function and Malfunction of Language from a Woman’s Perspective

Documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman actually goes a long way in cutting through the questionable narratives, both left and right, that permeate the legend of Steve Bannon. Though she plants herself in a position seemingly favorable […]

Haj and Sanders’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” Dances Between the Rugged and the Delicate & Exalts the Guthrie Legacy

The Guthrie Theater has returned to roots implanted in the early 1960s by founder Tyrone Guthrie who held a vision of classical theater in middle America on a par with that which one could regularly […]

Neal Skoy is a Feral Wonder as “The Beldenville Troll” – Theatrical Enchantment at Open Eye

Director-scenic designer Joel Sass has created a dreamy work of performance art that muses on folklore and modern marketing in the form of “The Sugar Troll”, an advertising icon for a New England maple syrup […]

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The Beldenville Troll: A New England Gothic Through Apr. 14 Open Eye Figure Theatre, 506 E. 24th St., Minneapolis 612-874-6338 Joel Sass is one of the most innovative directors—not to mention, set designers—around. He […]

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