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NEWS: Loring Park Art Festival to Return July 28-29

Flowers blooming during a past Loring Park Art Festival. Photo by Sher Stoneman. The Loring Park Art Festival returns to downtown Minneapolis on July 28 and 29, 2018. This year will mark the 19th installment of the annual festival and showcase of art. This year's festival will showcase work by 140 artists across a

REVIEW: Orphans and NHCC’s New Blackbox (North Hennepin Community College)

It seems like every other month that another long-time theatre in the Twin Cities announces its closure, caught between rising property values and fundraising woes. Discovering a new performance spaces being created is a welcome counter-current of good news. Last week, I attended an incredible dramatic performance of Lyle Kessler's play Orphans in

REVIEW: Indecent: Art and Erasure…and the Rain Scene (Guthrie)

A "troupe" of Yiddish theatre players in the Guthrie Theater production of Paula Vogel's play Indecent, directed by Wendy C. Goldberg. Photo by Dan Norman. Indecent is one of the most powerful plays I’ve seen on the Guthrie stage. It is beautiful. At times, it’s funny. At moments, it’s transfixing. It is

NEWS: Rebuilding a Library after ISIS

The Great Library of Alexandria burning in antiquity, as depicted in John Westrop Watkins' Popular History of Egypt (1886). There's not a lot that you can do for a library that's been deliberately set on fire. There is, however, quite a lot that you can do when the fire's stopped burning, most of

PHOTOS: Corduroy at the Children’s Theatre Company

The cover image for the classic children's book Corduroy by Don Freeman. Freeman both wrote and illustrated this classic series, which has now been adapted for the stage. The Children's Theatre Company's production of Corduroy, a stage adaptation of the classic children's novel by Don Freeman, opens today. Freeman (1908-1978), a professional

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