Arts & Culture

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 […]

“Love, Cecil” – A Sumptuous Documentary About a Gay Aesthete and 20th Century Titan

“I have never been in love with women, and I don’t think I ever shall be in the way that I have been in love with men. I am really a terrible, terrible homosexualist and try […]

A Uniquely Touching Play About Sex Work Turns the Gender Tables – “Summers in Prague ” at MN Fringe

Critics of prostitution, or sex work, as it is more commonly being referred to, have an all-star line-up of reasons for why they claim it is wrong. There are rote theories about power imbalances between […]

Gay Bro + Straight Bro = Comedy Gold in an American La Mancha

Thomas Buan and Chase Adelsman are matched perfectly in Amy Seham’s clever contemporary eco-play about a gay schoolteacher who runs for city council at the urging of his students and spurred on by his enthusiastic straight brother/campaign manager. Their core issue […]

A Groundbreaking Woman – Jeannette Rankin Celebrated on Stage at MN Fringe Fest

Montana Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives, and to even be elected to U.S. federal office. Before that, she was highly instrumental in women getting the right […]

Two Twilight Zone-Style Spoofs Twinkle at Fringe – “Vert-O-Graph” & “Inescapable”

The notion of parallel realities works very entertainingly and in very different ways in two shows at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Beloved master of camp, Dennis LeFebvre, has written and directed Marvel Ann Theatre’s delightfully […]

Sublime Comedy – Heidi Arneson’s visionary “Itchy Tingles” at MN Fringe

Heidi Arneson isn’t getting older. She’s getting better. The writer-performer renowned for a career that examines the psyche of girls has created one of her finest works yet. Few adult actors can pull off the […]

Demons Within an Innovative Gay Fashion Designer – “McQueen” – A Documentary That Doesn’t Shy Away From That

Lee Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was a sweet gay London lad who rose from humble working class origins to become a one of the most daringly innovative designers in the elite world of fashion. That ascent […]

A Masterful Gay Solo Performance & Tribute to Motherhood – The Hilarious & Wise “Dangerous When Wet” at MN Fringe Fest

Personal stories performed by solo actors have long permeated the theater scene. The notion that everyone who creates one has attained the technique, artfulness and the real insight to make such stories worth an audience’s time […]

Marvel Ann and other Queer Icons Return to the 25th Annual Fringe Festival – Along with Talented Younger Artists As Well!

The 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival sees the return of three beloved performers who gave us some of the event’s most iconic queer performances in years past: Minneapolitan Heidi Arneson, “Les from Los Angeles”, and Dennis […]

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