Introduce yourself to Minnesota’s theater scene.
Like many places that endure long, difficult winters, Minnesota comes alive when the weather warms up. So many people from the Twin Cities — as Minneapolis and St. Paul are known — head to lakes in northern parts of the state that the city’s attractions truly open up to out-of-towners. And as in any urban area, some of the best are free.
It’s a story of three sisters, raised together in a dysfunctional family, who are reunited after their grandfather becomes hospitalized. But once they’re back sharing the same roof, they realize, this is just the start of their problems.
When Peter Macon walks down Nicollet Mall, he can’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu. A few decades earlier, he walked the same path on his way to work — at an art supply store that no longer exists.
Enjoy theater productions throughout Minnesota this spring.
Everybody knows that the Minnesota state bird is the loon and that the flower is the lady’s slipper, but here are some facts about Minnesota that may just take you by surprise.
Take in a show with your valentine this year.
As many as 140 full-time employees with the Guthrie Theater will take a one-week furlough, most during the month of January, according to company officials. Trish Santini, the director of external communications at the Guthrie Theater, said the furloughs are across the board an include employees in all areas, including management.
Minnesota, the land of lakes, is also the land of many quality theaters. Here are a few productions from 2013 that stand out for their own unique merits.
It’s been called one of the best new plays of the year. And so far, it seems Twin Cities audiences agree. Tribes, now playing at the Guthrie Theater, is the story of a young man born deaf who’s raised in a loud, opinionated, sometimes misguided family, who has never learned sign language.
Grab a bite before the big show at one of these conveniently located Minnesota spots.
A young actress will make her national debut at the Guthrie Theater opposite Vincent Kartheiser of TV’s “Mad Men.” Ashley Rose Montondo has joined the cast of this summer’s new production of “Pride and Prejudice.”
To find their Mr. Darcy, the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota has turned to a Mad Man. Vincent Kartheiser, who plays the malcontent Pete Campbell on AMC’s “Mad Men,” will star this summer in a new Guthrie production of “Pride and Prejudice” as the brooding hero of Jane Austen’s most famous novel.
After months and year of wondering, Vikings fans will finally know what the new Vikings Stadium will look like Monday night. The wish list of what it could, or should look like has been growing. Some of the Purple’s most die-hard fans will find out in person. The Vikings will make the big reveal outside the Guthrie Theater, where lots of excitement and lots of opinions about features the new design will follow.
Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg has joined the artist lineup for the Guthrie Theater’s 50th anniversary celebration.