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Abby Guggisberg practices aerial silks at Circus Juventas at their location in the Highland neighborhood of St. Paul on July 22.

At Circus Juventas, youth learn the ropes

Sophia Vilensky
July 27, 2016

Walking into Circus Juventas a week before summer show time, the scene is reminiscent of any other heavily youth-casted community play. Parents paint sets, the best brushes daub on stage makeup and Soffe-clad...

Staging a sonic odyssey

Danylo Loutchko
April 28, 2016

Watch out, hearing aids — Moll is a girl who invents a machine that lets people hear sounds that can’t be heard.     Swandive Theatre’s production of “Kid Simple: a radio...

Left to right, director Nicole M. Smith, writer Amoke Kubat and actress Jennifer Johnson pose for portraits at Intermedia Arts on Wednesday, where their upcoming show

Exploring the tension

Jared Hemming
April 28, 2016

Amoke Kubat is the titular angry black woman in her new play “ANGRY BLACK WOMAN and Well Intentioned White Girl” — but she didn’t start out that way.     Kubat found inspiration...

The cast of Shakespeare's King Henry VI run through a dress rehearsal at the Rarig Center on Monday night. The play opens March 30 and runs through April 4.

400 years later, Henry VI restaged

Austen Macalus
March 29, 2016

Bickering factions, swaying loyalties, backstabbing betrayals and a whole lot of political ambition — “Henry VI” is the perfect play for this election season.      Although...

Sandra Struthers as Actress 1, John Catron as Actor, and Charity Jones as Actress 2 in The Critic, showing February 23-March 27, 2016 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

Two critical

Danylo Loutchko
February 23, 2016

Critics in the theater world have a reputation for being ruthless. So it’s no surprise that for hundreds of years, artists have written plays making fun of them.     Michael Kahn, director...

Actresses, left to right, Noa Beckham-Chasnoff, Simone Williams, Holo Lue Choy, Atlee Jensen, Alyssa DiVirgilio, and Jillian Duffy of GIRL Theatre rehearse

‘What womanhood is’

Austen Macalus
February 18, 2016

Scarlett Thompson and Alexandra Hatch, like most high school seniors, are busy handling school, applying to colleges and making time for friends.     But unlike most of their peers, the two students...

Left to right, Paul Rutledge, Paul LaNave and Spencer H. Levin.

‘Deceptively simple’

Austen Macalus
February 16, 2016

Although its title may suggest otherwise, “The Aliens” is a play about ordinary people in ordinary situations.      Set in a small Vermont town, the piece centers on an unlikely...

The Jungle Theatre's interpretation of Shakespeare's

The gentlewomen of the Jungle

Danylo Loutchko
February 11, 2016

The 16th century wasn’t a great time to be a woman in general, let alone in the theater.     All productions at that time were cast entirely with men, and theater remained an exclusively...

Jessica Dickey in The Amish Project, written and performed by Jessica Dickey, and originally directed by Sarah Cameron Sunday. Part of the Guthrie Theater's Singular Voices/Plural Perspectives series, The Amish Project plays February 2-14 in the Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis.

From tragedy to forgiveness

Danylo Loutchko
February 2, 2016

On Oct. 2, 2006, a gunman entered a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Penn., and shot 11 children, killing five girls, before turning the gun on himself.     Creating a piece of theatre...

Scientifically supported fun

Austen Macalus
January 28, 2016

Weather is no small talk for Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld.     Even on vacation off the coast of Biloxi, Miss., Blumenfeld couldn’t help discussing the impacts of Hurricane Camille in 1969 and...