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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

REVIEW: Energetic Shaping Sound Makes a Mark (Ordway)

The Mosh Pit in Shaping Sound. You could feel the exuberance in the audience even before the house lights went down for Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: Dance Reimagined at the Ordway Music Theater. This was understandable: artistic Director Travis Wall began as the runner-up in the second season of Fox’s So

NEWS: 24th Annual Sally Ordway Irvine Award Recipients

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced the recipients of the 24th annual Sally Ordway Irvine Awards this evening. These prestigious, state-wide awards recognize individuals and institutions whose work has strengthened and enriched the state through their commitment to the arts and arts education. The awards were awarded in five categories to

REVIEW: Dear We Hold These Truths (Guthrie Theater)

Joel de la Fuente in Hold These Truths. Photo by Laura Pates. From the audience of Dowling Studio on the ninth floor of the Guthrie Theater, Joel de la Fuente begins his slow descent onto a sparsely set stage, where he will hold the audience in rapt attention for the next

REVIEW: Realistic Joneses Too True (Park Square)

JC Cutler, Angela Timberman, Eric "Pogi" Sumangil, and Jane Froiland in Park Square Theatre's production of The Realistic Joneses. Photo by Petronella J. Ytsma. There are sometimes strange synchronies in the world of theatrical programming. The Realistic Joneses has much in common with last season's Constellations at the Jungle Theater; both deal with difficult and highly