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REVIEW: Mike Birbiglia’s The New One Hit (Ordway)

Comedian Mike Birbiglia. A clean comic can be hard to find these days. Not in terms of personal hygiene – that's something we wouldn't presume or want to have to judge – but in terms of content. Shock-value, fame, and R-rated comics seem to go hand-in-hand, which does tend to segment

INTERVIEW: Mike Birbiglia on The New One and Opting Out of Winter

Comedian Mike Birbiglia, who performs at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul from Oct. 17-19. When reviewing comedian Mike Birbiglia's latest solo show The New One, the New York Times' Ben Brantley decided to wax poetic. "Mr. Birbiglia’s voice," he wrote, "becomes a low, wraparound, pleasure-drenched caress.

REVIEW: Powerful, Bloody Elektra (Minnesota Opera)

A scene from Minnesota Opera's new production of Elektra, which opened Saturday in St. Paul, MN. Photo by Cory Weaver. Before there was Kill Bill, there was Elektra: a drama from Classical Greece whose culmination is a well-telegraphed murder. Did your father kill your sister and your mother kill your father?

PHOTOS: Minnesota Opera’s Elektra

A scene from Minnesota Opera's new production of Elektra, which opens tonight in St. Paul, MN. Photo by Cory Weaver. Minnesota Opera's production of Elektra opens tonight at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN. This production of an opera by Richard Strauss treats Greek myth with

REVIEW: Murmurs on Memory and The Glass Menagerie (Guthrie)

Remy Auberjonois as Tom Wingfield in the Guthrie Theater’s production of The Glass Menagerieby Tennessee Williams. Photo by T Charles Erickson. Memories are a funny thing. The past is more dependent on the memory-teller’s viewpoint than it is on what actually occurred in the past. Tennessee William’s classic play The Glass

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