Performance Arts

  • 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
  • Penumbra Theater stages final Wilson work 'Radio Golf'
    St. Paul's Penumbra Theater is regarded as one of the country's foremost interpreters of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's work, making Penumbra's first staging of Wilson's last play, "Radio Golf," an event in the local theater scene.October 12, 2009
  • Guthrie to present 'Laramie Project' epilogue
    The Guthrie Theater and several other theaters in Minnesota will take part in a worldwide reading of a new epilogue to "The Laramie Project," about the killing of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming.October 9, 2009
  • Synth-pop duo Lookbook opens up to the '80s
    The shadow of the 1980s still looms over a lot of pop music these days and for some of us, it's a decade we'd like to forget, but for the Minneapolis synth-pop duo Lookbook, the '80s represent a musical goldmine.October 2, 2009
  • Zandra Rhodes turns from clothes to opera
    If you have been in downtown St. Paul over the last few days and seen a diminutive older women with bright pink hair - well, you've just had a brush with an international fashion icon.September 25, 2009
  • 'La Boheme' performance couples music and drawings
    Opera fans are used to seeing subtitles at productions, but now music lovers in Duluth have the opportunity to experience a new wrinkle -- drawings.August 19, 2009
  • Lou Bellamy remembers director, mentor Claude Purdy
    This week people from all over the country will gather in Greenville, N.C. for the National Black Theater Festival -- and they will no doubt be swapping tales of Claude Purdy.August 3, 2009
  • The Syringa Tree returns to the Jungle Theater
    In "The Syringa Tree," actor Sarah Agnew portrays some 25 characters in a play that tells the story of two women growing up in South Africa under apartheid.July 29, 2009
  • Francis Ford Coppola makes his own rules
    Having made classics like "Apocalypse Now" and the Godfather movies, director Francis Ford Coppola is now able make pretty much any movie what he wants, which is just what he is doing.July 17, 2009
  • Cirque de Soleil influence ripples through Minnesota performers
    The upcoming Cirque de Soleil performance is of special significance to the growing number of Minnesotans who are honing their own circus skills.July 3, 2009
  • Raising the 'Kooza' big top in St. Paul
    A new structure bloomed on the edge of downtown St Paul this afternoon. It's the tent for Cirque de Soleil to present it's new show "Kooza," starting next week.June 26, 2009
  • Playwright's works bring the Asian-American experience to Minnesota
    Over the next year, Twin Cities theaters will present three plays by David Henry Hwang, perhaps best known for his show "M. Butterfly."June 23, 2009
  • Company says comedy is vital for Alzheimer's play
    The idea of a comedy about Alzheimer's disease is unsettling to most people. But members of Minneapolis-based theater company Live Action Set say when it comes to Alzheimers, humor is not only allowed - it may be vital. Tonight they open "My Father's Bookshelf" at the Guthrie Theater.June 19, 2009
  • Tony Kushner discusses the art of writing plays
    Pullitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of "Angels in America," discussed the creative process recently with Joe Dowling, artistic director of the Guthrie Theater.June 12, 2009
  • Aussie director rewrites playwright Noel Coward
    Not a lot of people would have the guts, or perhaps the gall, to rewrite Noel Coward - but Stephan Elliott did. The Australian director just co-wrote and directed a film adaptation of "Easy Virtue." It's an early Coward play, starring Minnesota native Jessica Biel.June 5, 2009

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