A Fascinating Sketch of the LBJ White House – Schenkkan’s “The Great Society” at History Theatre

The first half of Robert Schenkkan’s diptych of plays on the Lyndon Baines Johnson administration, All the Way, premiered in 2012 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It portrays the coarse-talking Texan’s feverish arm-twisting and cajoling […]

Great Oglesby Radiates in the Uplifting “Last Stop on Market Street” at CTC

Acclaimed playwright Cheryl L. West has adapted Matt de la Pena’s Newberry Award-winning book, Last Stop on Market Street, into a life-affirming joy of a musical co-commissioned by the Children’s Theatre Company and Chicago Children’s […]

Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Directed by Steven LaVigne

If you’re familiar with the gay theater scene of the ’70s and ’80s, then you will likely remember Steven LaVigne as a director and critic who loves literature and who sees literature as an entry to […]

“Black ’47” – A Gripping Historical Action Thriller with a Conscience

The potato famine and the systemic brutality of the British occupation of 1840s Ireland is rendered with brutal realism in Black ’47. This riveting film directed with true grit by Lance Daly tracks the vengeance quest of […]

The Collective Scapegoats The Individual—Frank Theatre’s “The Visit” Examines Mob Mentality in Motion

The 1956 dark comedy from Switzerland, The Visit, is made to order for Frank Theatre. Artistic director Wendy Knox is a top-notch interpreter of 20th century European plays and her staging of Friedrich Durrenmatt’s indictment of […]

Download FREE passes for FOUR People at see an Advanced Screening of “Boy Erased”!

BOY ERASED AMC Southdale 16,?400 Southdale Ctr.,?Edina MN, 55435 Screening Date: November 5, 2018? at 7:00 pm Download FREE passes for four here: http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/LavenderBoyErasedWinner Seating is first come, first served, so arrive early to ensure your seat! […]

Download a pair of FREE passes to see advance screening of CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? on Monday, October 29 at AMC Southdale at 7:30pm. To download a pair of passes click on the link […]

5Q: La Rondine

“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 […]

“Hal” – The Quintessential ’70s Renegade Filmmaker Thoughtfully Examined & Celebrated

1970s Hollywood is etched in cultural history as a point of no return. The Sexual Revolution, the Civil Rights movement, divisions over the war in Vietnam, and heightened awareness of corruption in high and hidden […]

The Triumph of Tough Love – “The Miracle Worker” Shines in Osseo

If you’re looking for a “safe space” then you’d better steer clear of Osseo’s Yellow Tree Theatre. Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller are dynamically portrayed by Kiara Jackson and Catie Bair in a mighty production […]

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