Politics, anyone?

Arts money gets hit by accident as our elected officials punch each other with legislation.

Where the words are

Park Square's show explores how words and feelings intertwine.

Singing about history

Twin Cities Song Story discusses a unique murder ballad in the folk tradition.

Which Woody Guthrie is yours?

One of America's essential artists gets a musical tribute that will satisfy everyone.

Today’s cover: When the western meets the divine feminine

Ambitious new work hits and misses in absurd ways.


War With the Newts

Sandbox Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season kicks off with WAR WITH THE NEWTS, an ensemble-created exploration of Karel Čapek’s 1936 sociopolitical …


God of Carnage

"Elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile. It's Reza's sharpest work since Art," Variety wrote about God of Carnage. …


Brain Game

This fast-paced interactive panel-style game show is a cross between NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” and TV’s “Whose Line Is …


Black Tie

An endearing comedy centered around Curtis, who tries to prove that a touch of class never goes out of style as he prepares to make a memorable …


Forget Me Not When Far Away at Open Book

In Kira Obolensky's new comedy, a soldier returns from a long war and must navigate a new, changed world.

Directed by Michelle …


Brawl Of America

On May 30th - 31st, the Brawl of America stage combat workshop will return to the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center. The Brawl of America, …




Techs + Designers

“"Best Theater Website '15." Gee Thnx, @StarTribune. We'll pick up Sunday's paper just to see our name in print. #mnpl ”

— @minnesotaplays

The New vs. Minnesota

A couple blog posts with theater advice about making it in New York provide unexpected insight into Minnesota.

Penumbra style

While Garrison Keillor seems like Minnesota's essential national representative, don't forget that Penumbra Theatre nurtured the equally famous August Wilson.

The Minnesota Way

Wendy Knox and Bain Boehlke. Michelle Hensley and Lou Bellamy. Do they have anything in common? Quinton Skinner tracks it down.

The dance scene

Decentralized, political, process-oriented, and anti-fashion: Does that sound like the dance you've seen around town?

Too many writers! Too much money!

How are Minnesota playwrights like weeds and kittens? Poole's #2 post considers the unique legacy of the Playwrights' Center. Plus, Craig Wright pipes in.

The missing Minnesota mythos

"We are on the cusp of a change in what Twin Cities theater is, or at least, what it is willing to do."

Randy Reyes in rehearsal with Alan Berks and Candy Simmons

Where many roads meet

There's a lot to learn from how Randy Reyes has united the many aspects of his artistic career.

By Paul de Cordova

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