Arts & Culture

Dark & Stormy’s Captivating “The Maids” at Grain Belt Warehouse

Dark & Stormy Productions is presenting the second 2018 local revival The Maids. It is perhaps the most mind-bending work by iconic gay French writer Jean Genet. This 1947 drama is often categorized as “absurdist” […]

5Q: The Toxic Avenger

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area with a special focus on the GLBTQ community’s relationship to the production. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an […]

Arts Spotlight: 592

Assassins Feb. 7-March 18 The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis 612-339-3003 The UK has Andrew Lloyd Webber and we have Sondheim. Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is distinctly American and none of his works take […]

Ravaged Male Magnificence in Gremlin’s “A Steady Rain”

The police drama, A Steady Rain, has taken its place in recent years as a marvelously meaty vehicle for two accomplished actors. Its current production by Gremlin Theatre at their new space in St. Paul […]

A Magnetic “Dead Man Walking” Enters the Realm of the Sacred – Minnesota Opera at the Ordway

The Twin Cities finally has the opportunity to see what is said to be the most produced opera of the 21st century. Minnesota Opera is offering a transcendent performance experience with Dead Man Walking based […]

“Ishmael” Examines Vengeful Obsession at the Jungle

Director-playwright Leo Geter has skillfully re-framed iconic gay novelist Herman Melville’s epic Moby Dick into a solo stage play adaptation. Actor Jack Weston is as masterful as Geter is skillful as he plays multiple characters […]

Big Gay News for Tuesday, Jan. 23: Gay-Themed Drama Scores Four Oscar Nods and a Trans First For Cosmopolitan

Super Bowl What To Do

With Super Bowl 52 coming to U.S. Bank Stadium next month, the eyes of the nation will be all over Minneapolis come Sunday, Feb. 4. If you’re willing to brave the cold and want to […]

Arts Spotlight: 591

Dead Man Walking Jan. 27-Feb. 3 Ordway Music Theater, 345 Washington St., St. Paul 612-333-6669 Minnesota Opera is a topnotch presenter of classic pre-20th century fare, but it has also been a dedicated producer […]

A Vivid Rendering of Genet Classic at Phoenix Theater

The Maids is a play for actors who love a challenge, so much so that there are actually two local revivals of the absurdist French classic this month. Renegade gay playwright Jean Genet, whose life […]

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