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REVIEW: Ishmael Chases a White Whale (Jungle Theater)

A promotional image for the Jungle Theater's Ishmael. The Jungle Theater's new season – its last before it moves to a traditional fall-summer format – casts off with a hunt for a great white whale. Ishmael, now playing at the Jungle, is an adaptation of the classic Herman Melville novel Moby Dick. Director-playwright Leo

INTERVIEW: Incoming Producing Artistic Director Rod Kaats and Ordway President/CEO Jamie Grant on the Future of the Ordway

Rod Kaats, the incoming producing artistic director at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. There were big tap shoes to fill at the Ordway when James Rocco announced last year that he would step down as Vice President of Programming and Producing Artistic Director. On Thursday, the Ordway Center for

PREVIEW: Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival

A sampling of acts at the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival. If the weather has you down, you can escape for a week by diving into the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival. The festival's 2018 incarnation features stand-up comedians, a film delving the darkest sources of humor, a hit show about

TOP 10: Basil Considine’s Favorite Twin Cities Stage Performances of 2017

Brittany Bellizeare as Pecola (foreground) in the Guthrie Theater's production of The Bluest Eye. Photo by Dan Norman. During the 2017 calendar year, I saw more than 150 theatre performances. That tally excludes shows that I directed and dance-only performances, but includes spoken theatre, musicals, opera, improv, and pretty much anything

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