REVIEW: Pleasing Palettes Painting Joni (Ordway)

Photo by Bonni Allen. Sometimes there is nothing better on a Sunday evening than sitting back with a few friends, listening to great music, and swapping stories about your favorite artists. This easy Sunday vibe is exactly the intimate environment Lori Dokken and company achieved with Painting Joni: Celebrating the Music

NEWS: Jungle Theater Announces 2017 Season

Anna in the Tropics. Photo by William Clark. The Jungle Theater has announced its 2017 season. The five shows are: Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Anna in the Tropics. Opens 2/11/17. Josh Tobiessen's comedy Lone Star Spirits. Opens 4/8/17. Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, and Kim Rosenstock's Drama Desk-nominated Fly By Night:

INTERVIEW: The Last Days of Bedlam, with Maren Ward

When news broke yesterday of the November 2 closure of Bedlam Lowertown, it didn't take long for Bedlam Theatre's Lowertown and general Facebook pages to start filling up with tributes, thank yous, and laments. Amidst the aftershocks, the scramble to rebook acts, and the general unhappiness, the Twin Cities Arts

BREAKING NEWS: Bedlam Lowertown to Close Nov. 2

The Bedlam Lowertown storefront. Photo by Rachel Stocker. On May 31, 2014, Bedlam Theatre formally opened its new home in St. Paul, the succinctly named Bedlam Lowertown. On November 2, 2016, Bedlam Lowertown will close. In an email sent to Bedlam newsletter subscribers, the organization cited construction delays, cost overruns, and overwhelming

PREVIEW: Joan Baez in Concert (State Theatre)

Joan Baez in concert earlier this year. Photo by Joseph Sinnott. Few singer-songwriters have enjoyed (or, if you prepared, labored to create) as long and as fruitful career as Joan Baez. Baez began her recording career in 1960 at the age of 19. Some 56 years and 36 full-length albums later,

REVIEW: Touching Parchman Hour Cometh (Guthrie)

The cast of the Guthrie Theater's The Parchman Hour. Photo by Dan Norman. The Guthrie Theater's production of The Parchman Hour is a socially significant play detailing the outrageously brutal treatment of the Freedom Riders in 1961 as they rode in integrated Greyhound buses through the deep South. Patrick McGregor directs Mike

NEWS: Southern Theater Executive Director Steps Down

The Southern Theater in 2010. Photo by Tony Webster; used in accordance with the CC BY-SA 3.0 license. The Southern Theater's Executive Director Damon Runnals is stepping down on October 29. This latest step in a round of reshuffling and transitions in the Twin Cities theatre scene marks the end of an 8-year tenure at the