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UMN theater students’ creative quarantine competition goes viral

Alex Strangman
March 15, 2020

As people across the globe are stuck in quarantine, many are looking for ways to escape this new dystopian-like reality. A few University of Minnesota students came up with their best attempt to beat isolation. Three...

Actress Sushma Saha tries out a new means of transportation during a break at a rehearsal for

Minnesota theaters welcome a first-ever ‘Jubilee’ year

Norah Kleven
February 24, 2020

Theater's ever-evolving persona is taking a turn this year as one group looks to change the conversation about diversity in produced works. The Jubilee is a year-long theater festival which invites participants...

Courtesy of  Sophina Saggau.

“MOTH”: using the stage to process trauma

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
February 6, 2020

On a night out to the theater in the Twin Cities, you will find yourself among Shakespeares, Arthur Millers and Tennessee Williamses. However three University of Minnesota alumni want to present Australian...

Chicago based circus

Building a brave space

Becca Most
June 12, 2019

A group of about 100 audience members edged the corners of the square studio space, shyly looking in wonder at the sea of white fabric that took up most of the floorspace.  The cloth seemed to breathe,...

Illustrated by Morgan La Casse

Review: “Pippin” brings some serious circus vibes to West Bank

Becca Most
March 5, 2019

Armed with a white baton, a manic smile and the air of an experienced ringmaster, the leading player took command of her audience Saturday at Rarig Center. Clad in sparkling pants and a small tipped-to-the-side...

Culture compass: Stop-motion, pie and lights

Becca Most
February 28, 2019

Friday: Social House with Darnell Williams and the MARAJ  Pittsburgh rap duo Social House, known for their popular song “Magic in the Hamptons ft. Lil Yachty” and their work in producing Ariana...

The cast of

Bringing comedy theater center stage … allegedly

Becca Most
February 25, 2019

Riddled with countless bags of Funyuns and molting feather hats, An Alleged Theatre Company brought the renowned Greek play "The Birds" into the 21st century last weekend, but with their own twist. As...

Review: ‘Potted Potter’ fails to cast a spell over Minneapolis

Becca Most
February 18, 2019

"Potted Potter" didn’t have some of the props you’d normally expect from a "Harry Potter" reenactment show. For instance, feared antagonist Lord Voldemort donned sparkly red devil horns and an attitude....

Photo by Dan Norman, courtesy of The Jungle Theater

Throw us to ‘The Wolves’

Sophie Vilensky
February 15, 2019

A group of high-school aged girls sit on a soccer field, stretching. Three simultaneous conversations occur, and one girl throws the word “fuck” around a little more than everyone else. Surely, this...

Culture compass: Moose patrols, Scrooge and photons

Samir Ferdowsi
November 15, 2018

Friday: Victor Shores w/ Pierre and Heart to Gold Nothing says "punk show" like a good ol' Minneapolis dive bar. Catch a locally-stacked lineup of basement punk bands as they perform new music specifically...