Arts & Culture

Fabulous Comedic Style and Historical Savvy – “The Metromaniacs” at TRP

If you love precision in comic timing and splendid historical style (and who doesn’t?), then The Metromaniacs from Theatre in the Round Players is a show you don’t want to miss. Adapted by David Ives from the zany […]

A Riveting Nightmare Vision – Theatre Coup d’Etat’s “Marisol”

God seems to have either gone Missing in Action or senile. This has compelled the angels in heaven to revolt—seriously and actually—and the havoc wreaked on Earth because of that, erupts in Marisol, Jose Rivera’s dystopic […]

Arts Spotlight: 599

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Through May 27 Guthrie Theater, 818 S Second St., Minneapolis 612-377-2224 Katherine Hepburn gave what was arguably the best film performance by a lead actress of the entire 1960s in Stanley […]

Hector Chavarria Hosts Queer Latinx Artists at Patrick’s Cabaret Final Performance

Charismatic curator Hector Chavarria, a.k.a. The Big Gay Mexican, will host the final Patrick’s Cabaret performance. It features the intersection of queer and Latinx identities. Keila Anali will present her defiant short play What I […]

Two Remarkable New Works on Local Stages by Harrison David Rivers

Harrison Davis Rivers has written two remarkable scripts now in production on Twin Cities stages. At St. Paul’s Penumbra Theatre, you can see how This Bitter Earth taps into the contemporary zeitgeist with an intimate examination […]

5Q: Thaïs

“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 […]

A “Romeo and Juliet” Tailored for Education Inspires with Exciting Classical Vision

St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre uses their expertise not only for high quality productions for general audiences, but for educational stage work that reaches a diversity of middle and high school students. In our time […]

A Staggering Revival of a Monumental Musical – “Follies” at Artistry

It is extremely important to acknowledge those unique gay artists who bring oceanic empathy, compassion, and intricate psychological insight to heterosexual suffering. Plays by Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Sir Terence Rattigan, and Thornton Wider bear testimony to […]

Drew’s Reviews: “I Feel Pretty”

We are long overdue for modern-day movie about the harsh realities of a superficial world that hails the physically attractive and turns its back those deemed undesirable. A movie that acknowledges the pain, self-doubt and […]

A Mature and Brilliant Journey into Transgender and Lesbian Struggles – “Twisted Deaths” at Phoenix Theater

With Twisted Deaths, Shannon TL Kearns has written what may be the most masterful play to date about the transgender experience. Not to mention its rich insights into a lesbian relationship. And I mean right […]

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