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REVIEW: Smoldering Coals in Playing With Fire (Guthrie)

Ryan Colbert (Victor), Jason Rojas (Adam), Elijah Alexander (The Creature), and Zachary Fine (Frankenstein) in the Guthrie Theater's production of Frankenstein–Playing With Fire. Photo by Dan Norman. It's been 30 years since Barbara Field’s Frankenstein – Playing with Fire first played at the Guthrie. 2018 also marks the 200th anniversary of the publication

REVIEW: Old Thrills Return in Dial M for Murder (Gremlin)

Events start to go to hell in a handbasket for Margot (Emily Dussault) and Tony (Peter Christian Hansen) in Gremlin Theatre's production of Dial M for Murder. Photo by Alyssa Kristine Photography. 1950s television has a certain romance for theatre fans. It was then and there that Neil Simon refined his craft,

REVIEW: Fun, Different Little Women (Jungle Theater)

The March sisters and their mother in the Jungle Theater's world premiere of Kate Hamill's Little Women. L-R: Beth March (Isabella Star LaBlanc), Marmee (Christina Baldwin), Meg March (Christine Weber), Amy March (Megan Burns) and Jo March (C. Michael Menge). Photo by Rich Ryan. Little Women is a literary gift that keeps on

Fringe File 2018 #25 – The MN Fringe-Official Awards

A collage of Minnesota Fringe Festival images. The Minnesota Fringe announced its inaugural Golden Lanyard Awards this evening. The awards for the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival were free-flowing, to say the least, with some 26 given out in sometimes confusingly labeled categories: Spirit of the Fringe Award: Hamlet, but Hamlet's a Chicken

REVIEW: Hilarious and Moving Korean Drama Addict’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity (Mu/Park Square)

A promotional image for Theater Mu/Park Square Theatre's co-production of The Korean Drama Addict’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity. If you've traveled to Los Angeles or Hawaii a lot, chances are that you'll have heard of or seen Korean television dramas (K-dramas). An international entertainment phenomenon, these television staples have a

Fringe File 2018 #20 – Look at this Fringe, Isn’t It Neat?

A scene in Gunplay! by Tom Reed at the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Photo by Debbie Tallen. Wouldn't you say that your show list's complete? Wouldn't you think it's a Fringe That has everything? Look at this schedule: So many great shows! But how many guests can Red Stag's bar hold? Lookin' around here you'd think (Sure) Dawn's

REVIEW: Baskerville a Splendid Farce (Park Square)

The ensemble for Park Square's Baskerville. Photo by Petronella J. Ytsma. Officially, the show currently playing at Park Square Theatre's proscenium stage is called Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. This somewhat fatuous, pompous title belies the earthy farce that is at the heart of Baskerville. It's a Sherlock Holmes

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