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J.C. Cutler acts as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Guthrie Theater's production of the Charles Dickens classic

40 years of Christmas

Laini Devin
November 13, 2014

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future will once again unite starting Thursday to bring “A Christmas Carol” to the Guthrie Theater’s Wurtele Thrust Stage. Joe Chvala returns...

The cast of

U community finds Fringe home

Joe Kellen
July 30, 2014

From the outside, the Rarig Center doesn’t look like a whole lot of fun. The concrete monolith stands tall above the brutalist architecture that dominates the University of Minnesota’s West...

Performers Callan Korpi and Darwin Hull rehearse stage combat for Six Elements Theatre's production of

Scripted and tactical: Six Elements Theatre’s Human Combat Chess

Joe Kellen
July 9, 2014

Skot “The Real Knight” Rieffer wielded a halberd as he exited the storage unit in a meeting room last Thursday at Minneapolis’ Historic Wesley Center.  “You’re going...

Performer Aretha Aoki rehearses part of

Emily Johnson brings “SHORE” to Northrop

Joe Kellen
June 18, 2014

Choreographer Emily Johnson said she has a broad definition of what dance can be. “I look at the world in terms of movement and spatial relationships,” she said. “Birds flying, traffic...

Elias Arkham rehearses the new play

“The Beast” to open in Bedlam’s new Lowertown space

Joe Kellen
June 11, 2014

Bedlam Theatre’s “The Beast” has dark themes, a whole lot of physicality and a hefty body count — a perfect piece to perform for a potentially unsuspecting audience. The theater,...

One writer’s secret to a perfect marriage

Joe Kellen
June 4, 2014

Driving up a mountainside to a secluded cabin with your wife should be romantic. For writer and performer Mark Bentley Cohen, it felt more like the beginning of a horror flick in which he was the deranged...

New theater coalition in early stages

Joe Kellen
May 28, 2014

In October of last year, the musical “Miss Saigon” opened at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to protests. A theatrical sensation that debuted in London in 1989, “Miss Saigon”...

Performer Nathan Christopher rehearses the first act of

Staging uncommon roots

Joe Kellen
May 1, 2014

Playwright and director Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya never thought he would get into theater professionally. It took moving to Minnesota from his home of Puerto Rico and getting his M.D. at Mayo Medical...

20% Theatre Company regionally premieres “Rapture, Blister, Burn”

Joe Kellen
April 24, 2014

As each hour of rehearsal ticked by, director Anya Kremenetsky and the rest of her company tried to perfect the pacing of “Rapture, Blister, Burn.” Kremenetsky said this play, put on by 20%...

Potatoes come to life and paradigms shift in Sibyl Kempson's

Brand new spuds

Joe Kellen
April 10, 2014

A burlap sack full of big brown Boise potatoes isn’t average fodder for an evening of theater. But when the contents of that straw-colored bag grow minds of their own, it makes for an enticing oddity....