Arts & Culture

Get Ready For Duluth Superior Pride!

Once again, the Duluth Superior region in Northern Minnesota will be breaking out the rainbows for its annual Pride celebration. Through Sept. 2, enjoy a wide array of fun events at Duluth-Superior Pride: Mayors Reception […]

A Word In Edgewise: From a King to a Queen in a Family Way

In these wearing dog days of summer, it is pleasant to relax in a cool, darkened theater for a production that is (deceptively) light, pleasing, and simple. The Guthrie’s The Legend of Georgia McBride fills that bill […]

Arts Spotlight: 606

The Contested Body Through Dec. 9 Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis 888-642-2787 www.artsmia.org The body is by nature a biological entity. However, cultural constraints influence how the human form exists and transforms […]

A Harrowing Portrait of an Abusive Man in “Custody”

A naturally macho man can be a beacon for the wondrous power of positive manhood when he knows his own strength, understands his innate and manifested power, and is self-aware to the point where he automatically […]

An Ironically Queer Comedy with a Great Lead Performance by Jayson Speters – “The Legend of Georgia McBride” at the Guthrie

The Legend of Georgia McBride, a 2015 hit comedy, now plays on the Guthrie proscenium stage. Faithfully directed by Jeffrey Meanza, it follows the transformation of protagonist, Casey, a heterosexual Elvis impersonator, into a drag […]

An Extraordinary Ensemble Stylizes Shakespeare With Spectral Luminosity – “TITUS” at MN Fringe

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare is one of the goriest plays ever written. It is so horrific with its dismemberment and other depictions of brutality that it borders on being unwatchable—an example of where the […]

Eric Webster’s Evocative Solo Performance – “The Screaming Skull” at MN Fringe

Eric Webster is one of the Twin Cities’ top-notch veteran actors. At the beginning of this decade, he was named Lavender‘s Best Actor in a Musical for Bloomington Civic’s City of Angels and now, as […]

Old Hollywood, Ego and Rugged Crossgender Machismo – “I Never Knock” at MN Fringe

                                  Writer-director John Ervin has a natural affinity for the glamour of Old Hollywood in the era of the […]

Young Writers & Actors Make Us Laugh & Think: Flashlight Zone & Swipe Right at Fringe

One of the great opportunities of the Minnesota Fringe Festival is getting a pulse on where things seem to be going in our culture. Naturally, that means one must go to young artists with a […]

Move Over “Avenue Q” – “Hand to God” at the Jungle is the Real Puppet Masterpiece

In the previous decade, Avenue Q bedazzled Broadway, winning the 2004 Best Musical Tony, with its clever puppets and live cartoon-like scenes. Complex sociopolitical issues were oversimplified, turning theater into a “safe space” for unloading strong […]

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