PHOTOS: Heart of the Beast’s Queen

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre's Queen opened on Saturday at the Avalon Theatre in Minneapolis. Here's a look at this exploration of grandmothers, loss, wandering, and tragedies in the contemporary African American experience. All photos by Bruce Silcox.  -- Queen plays through October 2nd

NEWS: Nimbus Rides on into The Kalevala

A promotional photo for The Kalevala. Pictured: Jim Ahrens. Photo by Mathieu Lindquist. Last November, Nimbus Theatre announced that it was shutting its doors at 1517 Central Ave NE in Minneapolis. The reason? A rent increase that pushed past the company's means, forcing it pack up and leave its home since 2011. The

WEEKEND PICKS: Have a Love Affair with Avenue Q, Roméo et Juliette, or Women and Money

Atim Opoka (bottom center) as Gary Coleman, surrounded by the puppet residents of Chameleon Theatre Circle's production of Avenue Q. Photo by Kari Elizabeth Godfrey. Rain may be dogging the Twin Cities until Sunday morning, but there's plenty going on to do. Here are our staff's weekend picks: Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Avenue Q Can't get

REVIEW: Sweet Sense and Sensibility (Guthrie Theater)

Alejandra Escalante (Marianne Dashwood), Suzanne Warmanen (Mrs. Dashwood), John Catron (Edward Ferrars) and Jolly Abraham (Elinor Dashwood) in the Guthrie Theater's production of Sense and Sensibility. The Guthrie Theater opens its 2016-2017 season with Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. In this new adaptation by playwright Kate Hamill, Sara Rasmussen (artistic director

NEWS: 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Medal Recipients

Today, President Obama awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal to 12 distinguished individuals and organizations: Rudolfo Anaya, Author José Andrés, Chef & Entrepreneur Ron Chernow, Author Louise Glück, Poet Terry Gross, Radio Host & Producer Wynton Marsalis, Composer & Musician James McBride, Author Louis Menand, Author Elaine Pagels, Historian & Author Prison

NEWS: Ivey Awards Roundup

The Ivey Awards ceremony at the State Theatre in Minneapolis last night brought a sold-out house of actors, designers, and other theatre professionals and aficionados together to celebrate theatre in the greater Twin Cities region. Designers were especially well-represented this year, a recognition that some interpreted as a conscious rejection