Quorum’s Holiday Party at Target Field—Dec. 11, 2018

An Intriguing and Illuminating “Mary Queen of Scots” – Homoerotic Elements Included

Director Josie Rourke has directed a truly intriguing and visually splendid new film about a fabled chapter in world history: the 16th century rivalry between Scotland’s Mary Stuart and England’s Elizabeth I. Saoirse Ronan’s title […]

“Nutcracker (Not So) Suite” – Fabulous Mischief & Bradley Greenwald in a Glorious Drag Performance

James Sewell Ballet has staged the uproarious Nutcracker (Not So) Suite, a campy spoof which originated in Myron Johnson’s fabled camp dance troupe, Ballet of the Dolls, several years ago. It continues a holiday tradition […]

Electrifying Productions of Two 17th Century Dramas that Still Push the Limits and Here’s Why They Still Do

Those who think that the modern Sexual Revolution, pioneered by Magnus Hirschfeld and Alfred Kinsey, is totally unprecedented, should look to the past. In two riveting productions of 17th century works in alternating performances, Classical […]

Religious Themes Expressed on Local Stages

Black Nativity The holiday season is a time when reflection on faith-based ideas takes place within hearts and minds of people of all kinds of backgrounds. Penumbra Theatre is presenting one of the region’s most […]

Mixed Blood Contrasts Style in New Plays About Black Masculinity

Idris Goodwin is a deep observer who probes beneath the surface to address questions outside conventional wisdom. A few years ago, The Jungle Theater staged his thought-provoking Bars and Measures, a play that wrestles with differences between […]

Gay Undercurrent in the Acidly Witty “Gloria” at Mixed Blood’s Prescient Harbingers Festival

Words are weaponized in Gloria by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins, a selection from Mixed Blood Theatre’s Prescient Harbingers Trilogy of plays by black men that reflect on gun violence. A longtime female employee, who is also the title role […]

Queerness, Criminality, and the Subtlety of Eros – “El Angel” produced by the Almodovar Brothers

Eros permeates the world of filmmaker Luis Ortega’s beguiling El Angel (The Angel) , an uncompromising observation of the actual Argentinian teenaged serial killer and thief, Carlos Robledo Puch, who wreaked havoc in the early 1970s. He […]

“Noises Off” Among Best & Most Hilarious Shows in Guthrie History

Noises Off by Michael Frayn is an ingenious comedy about the rehearsal and performance of Act One of a sex farce. The first act of Noises Off is the final rehearsal when the self-absorbed actors are continually […]

The Vibrant “Hot Funky Butt Jazz” – Interact Celebrates Jazz History

Interact, the region’s premiere theater for performers with disabilities is currently on stage for the Guthrie’s Level 9 series in the Dowling Studio. Hot Funky Butt Jazz is their new musical about New Orleans’s jazz […]

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