Democracy (kinda' sorta') in action

The will of the people is our most important value, except those times that it's not.

Four Humors does it again

This witty company has gotten really good at the almost impossible task of adapting large literary classics.

Past and present trouble

An excellent production of a 65 year old play feels as thought it could have been written today.

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Today’s cover: Reviving Old Musicals: Finding hidden treasure

True story: When a warehouse in Secaucus, NJ is unexpectedly open, music theater buffs react like they've found King Tut's tomb.


Trouble in Mind

A racially charged play-within-a-play

It is 1957 in New York and rehearsals have begun for a racially integrated production, one the …



An African-American boxer fighting for his place in the world of Jim Crow

Presented in the round on the Andy boss Thrust …


The Christians

Twenty years ago, this church was just a modest storefront. Now our congregation of thousands gathers together to share faith and hear …


An Evening of One Acts

Two new one acts by local playwrights Katherine Glover (Celebrity Exception) and Nissa Norland (What They Don't Know). 

Celebrity …


The Changelings at Open Book

The Changelings is set in Threadsville, where the women all work in a rope factory and the men spend their time in betting parlors. …



Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” …




Techs + Designers

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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."

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