Performance Arts

  • Mystery surrounds roots of the Macbeth curse
    The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis opens a brand new production of Macbeth this weekend - and that makes some people a little nervous. In some circles Shakespeare's bloody tragedy is believed to be cursed.February 5, 2010
  • Sign holders in the spotlight in 'Everything Must Go'
    Being a walking advertisement can be a menial and monotonous job, but in "Everything Must Go," opening Friday night at the Red Eye Theater in Minneapolis, two workers rise above the indignity to form an unlikely friendship.January 15, 2010
  • Ordway Center celebrates 25th year
    This week the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in downtown St. Paul celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an open house on Sunday that takes a look back at the effort it took to build, and what it has meant to the community.January 13, 2010
  • An intimate show spread over thousands of miles
    This weekend the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis begins presenting a very intimate theatrical experience with just one performer, and one audience member.January 8, 2010
  • Mom Culture blends high art with little ones
    When many people become parents, they say goodbye to going to the concerts, plays, and other cultural events. It's not just for lack of time. It's also that highbrow audiences and the pre-potty trained mix like oil and water. Now an organization in the Twin Cities, called Mom Culture, is changing that.December 13, 2009
  • South African performer creates 'The Cool Train' in Minnesota
    It's been a decade and a half since the collapse of apartheid in South Africa, but for people like Twin Cities performer Lunga Sinuka its legacy is very real.December 9, 2009
  • Some different views of the holidays
    Around this time of year there are almost as many holiday productions in Minnesota as bodies of water, but if you're looking for something a little different, grab yourself an egg nog, we'll take it from here.December 8, 2009
  • Play gives the back story to 'A Christmas Carol'
    The play opening tomorrow night at the Park Square Theater in St Paul has the words "Christmas Carol" in the title, but director Richard Cook argues for some people it's not a holiday show.December 3, 2009
  • Collective's original productions draw new crowds to theater
    Minneapolis-based Workhaus Collective is meeting the challenge theaters face in attracting younger, non-theatergoers.November 20, 2009
  • New Shubert Center to finally break ground
    After 10 years of non-stop lobbying and fundraising, the Minneapolis group Artspace will finally break ground Thursday on the new Minnesota Shubert Center in downtown Minneapolis.November 18, 2009
  • Former St. Paul speakeasy avoids demolition, for now
    Community members have prevented the planned demolition of a former speakeasy in St. Paul, a place where "pretty girl entertainers" mingled with mobsters during the heyday of the Roaring '20s.November 17, 2009
  • Peace puppets get to the heart of theater's mission
    The story of a simple monk trying to promote peace during the Vietnam war might seem an unlikely subject for a puppet show. Yet the performers in "A Path Home" at the In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater say in many ways their show gets to the very roots of what they do as an organization.November 4, 2009
  • Joe Dowling returns to stage with Faith Healer
    Guthrie Theater artistic director Joe Dowling makes his American acting debut in a play he has directed in the past and by a playwright he knows well. Dowling talks about the challenge of both directing and acting in a play that has tested previous actors and directors.Midmorning, November 2, 2009
  • 'The Walworth Farce' brings a darkly comic look at family life
    The Druid Theater, one of Ireland's best known companies is in the Twin Cities this week to present "The Walworth Farce," a twisted take on family life.October 22, 2009
  • Former Theater de la Jeune Lune duo mounts new show
    A year after the collapse of Theater de la Jeune Lune, two of that company's central figures are returning together to a Twin Cities stage this week.October 20, 2009

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