5Q: The Lorax

“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 Contemplative Film on Navajo Spirituality, Gender Non-Conformance, and the Environment

The Blessing is a contemplative documentary that juxtaposes Lawrence, a despairing and conflicted middle-aged Navajo man, with the struggle of his teenaged daughter, Caitlyn, who is coming to terms with her being different from others. The […]

A Touching View of a Parent of a Genderqueer Student – “The Pink Unicorn” at Illusion Theater

The solo play The Pink Unicorn is a very good gateway to discussion about the concept of “genderqueer.” Sympathetically written by Elise Forier Edie, the pain and confusion of a mother who fears for, is […]

18th Century Feminist Classic – Susanna Centlivre’s Delightfully Mischievous “The Bassett Table” Shines at Dreamland Arts

A major woman playwright from early 18th century England is in revival by Persistent Theatre Productions at St. Paul’s Dreamland Arts. The Bassett Table by Susanna Centlivre is a delightfully mischievous story of a gambling […]

Drew’s Reviews: “A Quiet Place”

Who ever thought that Jim from “The Office” could write and direct one of the scariest movies of last decade? We follow the well-prepared and resourceful family living in fear in their remote farmhouse and […]

Lavender’s Pride Cover and a Cruise Contest!

Pride is almost here! And here at Lavender, we’re ready to celebrate with something extra-special for our rainbow community. From April 1 to April 30, 2018, eligible readers can enter a chance to win the […]

Director Comments on Stage Adaptation of Wilde Novella at TRP – “The Canterville Ghost” at TRP

Gay legend Oscar Wilde is best known for his stage comedies, but his fiction was also notable. Marisha Chamberlain, recognizing the comedic theatrical potential of the book, adapted his humorous novella, The Canterville Ghost, for […]

5Q: Rigoletto

“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 […]

Drew’s Reviews: “Tomb Raider”

Video game movies have always had a jaded past, from Hitman where Timothy Olyphant plays a non-believable Agent 47; the Resident Evil movies now has its own bonkers storyline separate from the Capcom games; and […]

Drew’s Reviews: “Love, Simon”

John Hughes set the bar when it comes to high school coming of age stories. Movies like Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club show how empathetic a filmmaker he really […]

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