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Movie posters for Suspiria (1977), Hausu (1977) and The Omen (1976)

A&E’s guide to local Halloween-inspired theater and film screenings

Liv Martin
October 29, 2018

Why go through the hassle of finding a costume when you can sit and enjoy an entertaining Halloween evening? The Twin Cities has vintage horror movie screenings and spooky theater events that you won’t...

Review: The Guthrie Theater’s dynamic depiction of “West Side Story”

Maddy Folstein
June 28, 2018

When it came to "West Side Story," Joseph Haj and the Guthrie Theater production team found the key to developing their retelling of the classic musical in the opening lines of the script’s stage directions....

Actor Ajuawak Kapashesit fires a prop rifle, while Marisa Carr stands behind him during a tech rehearsal at the Southern Theater on Tuesday, March 6. Almighty Voice and His Wife will open at the Southern Theater on Friday, March 9.

Turtle Theater Collective elevates Native voices

Maddy Folstein
March 8, 2018

The members of the Turtle Theater Collective frequently encounter misconceptions about their work as Native American theater artists in the Twin Cities. “There’s a narrative in the Twin Cities theater...

Kiss the Tiger perform at the Varsity Theater as part of their grand reopening show on Friday, Feb. 9.

Review: Varsity Theater’s “soft” reopening

Kate Drakulic
February 12, 2018

Friday night appeared to be just like any other. Underclassmen walked in tight-knit herds to frat-row, jocks ignored walk signs as they stormed Qdoba and odd characters tumbled from Ubers in front of the...

Black Label Movement opens its 2018 season at the Ritz Theater

Black Label Movement opens its 2018 season at the Ritz Theater

Maddy Folstein
January 16, 2018

In its 11 years, the dance company Black Label Movement has collaborated with dancers, musicians, visual artists, composers and even biomedical engineers. As Black Label Movement moves into the next phase...

The cast of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' rehearses at Mixed Blood Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The play won a Tony award in 2015 and will be showing at Mixed Blood Theatre Nov. 10 through Dec. 3.

‘Curious Incident’ at Mixed Blood Theatre opens on November 10

Maddy Folstein
November 2, 2017

Mixed Blood Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” will be the fifth Mixed Blood-produced play that focuses on autism in the last 10 years. Jack Reuler,...

Q&A: UMN Theatre Alumnus Ian Truitner

Kate Drakulic
October 26, 2017

Recently awarded the UMN Alumni of Notable Achievement Award for his work as a filmmaker and media entrepreneur, Ian Truitner was in town to see his film to its final destination at the Twin Cities Film...

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At Fringe Festival, UMN students give new life to Shakespeare

Gunthar Reising
August 2, 2017

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban, a group of University of Minnesota students aimed to present transgender voices in a traditionally patriarchal medium.Under the organization...

Artist and attendees gather at the Red Eye Theater for the first LaLa festival. The festival featured artist who identify as women, LGBTQ or people of color and looked at the role of critical conversations and criticism within art.

At LALA Festival, art and intimate conversation

Katie Lauer
July 31, 2017

A circle of wooden table chairs, beige floral ottomans and a red cloth couch set the stage for artful dialogue at the Red Eye Theater Saturday.Part of the three-day LALA Festival, a group of around 25...