Performer goes 'Ape' in unique stage show This week, British performer Gary Stevens brings his show "Ape" to three different Minneapolis theaters. The performance is based on a repetition game where three performers play with words, to create a rapid fire series of scenarios.March 18, 2009
Arts advocates argue for financial reality Hundreds of people are expected at Arts Advocacy Day at the Minnesota State Capitol today. The lobbying comes as Gov. Pawlenty is recommending the zeroing out of the State Arts Board's funding.February 24, 2009
Hedwig comes to town A local producer is launching a new interactive movie program in the Twin Cities, and as a result, Hedwig is coming to town. Later this week the creator, star and director of the cult film "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" will appear as the first guest of "The Talkies" at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights.February 3, 2009
Playwright tries to focus in a distracted world These days we can be hyper-connected to what's going on, whether it's through mp3s, Facebook or Twitter. A new play opening this weekend in Minneapolis asks, in a world where we have access to so much information, how do we choose what's really important?January 29, 2009
Jeffrey Hatcher finds new depths in 'Jekyll and Hyde' This weekend, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will stalk the stage of the Park Square Theater in St. Paul.
Twin Cities playwright Jeffrey Hatcher adapted and expended Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of the man of science who releases his inner evil by drinking a potion.January 23, 2009
'Best of times, worst of times' for arts funding In November, voters approved a new sales tax which will pump tens of millions of dollars into arts and cultural groups. Some arts advocates worry the prospect of new money will prompt legislators to cut other arts funding.January 21, 2009
History on stage The two starring actors in the road version of Frost/Nixon talk about how they bring their own interpretations to characters who are well known in real life and in a new movie.Midmorning, January 7, 2009
Penumbra ends the year in the black Despite the downturn in the economy, Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul is celebrating the end of the year on a financial high note.December 29, 2008
Production makes Gertrude Stein sing A new opera being performed this weekend in Minneapolis has a lofty goal: to portray all Americans - past, present, and future. "The Making of Americans" is an adaptation of Gertrude Stein's novel of the same name. It gets its world premiere tonight at the Walker Art Center.December 12, 2008
Inside the character of Richard Nixon As the film "Frost/Nixon" opens across the U.S., a spotlight once again shines on the enigmatic presidency of Richard Nixon.
Actor Frank Langella, who plays the ex-president in the film and in the Broadway production, talks about how he approached creating the character of Richard Nixon.Midday, December 12, 2008
So bad she was good Long before the U.S. had American Idol, the nation had Florence Foster Jenkins.November 13, 2008
Award-winning puppeteer brings unique show to Twin Cities Award-winning puppeteer Paul Zaloom, also known as science guy Beakman, is performing in Minneapolis. From spraying the audience with toilet paper and other science tricks, Zaloom both entertains and educates in his live shows.October 24, 2008
MIA exhibit showcases modern art from India We've all heard about India as a burgeoning economic power, but what do we really know about its people and its culture? This weekend the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is opening an exhibition of photography and video from the fast-developing country.October 24, 2008
Builders Association creates a continuous city A new theater production opening in Minneapolis examines the impact of global telecommunication on fundamental human relationships, including that of parent and child.October 23, 2008