3 Can't-Miss Theatrical Events This WeekThere's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Minneapolis this week, from a story about a Czech immigrant in the 19th century to a performance about firearms.
MNfusion: 'Thurgood' Star Asks Audiences To Keep Fighting For Best AmericaAlmost two years to the day that it first opened at the Illusion Theater, "Thurgood" returns to downtown Minneapolis at the Illusion Theater.
MNfusion: 4 Reasons To Vote For Miss Richfield 1981 For President Of MinnesotaTrees are being decorated, presents are being wrapped and family members are returning home – including Miss Richfield 1981.
Miss Richfield 1981 Returns In Annual Holiday ShowMiss Richfield 1981 returns this holiday season and she has her eye on a new title – governor! In her 17th annual holiday show, Miss Richfield is petitioning to become the "commander-in-chiffon."
Transatlantic Love Affair Reprises Fringe Show At Illusion TheaterLocally heralded theater company, Transatlantic Love Affair, is reprising its incredibly popular 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival show for a run at the Illusion Theater.
MNfusion: Illusion Theater Opens 42nd Season With 'Finding Fish'No stranger to hosting original works, the Illusion Theater will begin its 42nd season with such a show. "Finding Fish," Carlyle Brown & Company's latest show, will begin the new season on Saturday evening.
Fresh Ink Series Returns For 29th Year At Mpls. Cowles CenterNow in its 29th year, the Fresh Ink Series continues to be a place where playwrights, aspiring or seasoned, can experiment.
MNfusion: Playwrights Of 'Right, Wrong or Bomb!' Talk Dating, Friendship & Finding LoveWhether you've succumbed to the notion that dating is doomed or you're happily cuddled up next to the love of your life, playwrights Shannon McDonald and Brittany Shrimpton and composer Rosie Sauvageau feel you can get a laugh out of it. After all, no matter where you are in your journey of love, we can all admit there are some humorous bumps along the way.
MNfusion: 'Always & Forever' Closes Out Illusion's 40th SeasonOn Sunday evening, the Illusion Theater closed out its 40th season with the beloved musical, "Always and Forever."
MNfusion: Annual Fresh Ink Series Begins At Illusion TheaterDuring the summer the number of national touring shows that make their way through Minnesota is limited. But while some of the larger stages lay dark for longer periods of time, the curtain has hardly closed on the Twin Cities theater scene.
Illusion Theater Presents 'For The Loyal'Issues of morality are a huge part of a new play at the Illusion Theater. The world premiere of "For the Loyal" is Friday night at 8 p.m. The play runs through May 16. Tickets are between $20 and $35.
MNfusion: 'Fruit Fly' Is The Perfect Friend Date, Gay Or StraightThe true test of a show is when you strip away all those elements and rely simply on the words of a script and the actor saying them. And "Fruit Fly" passes this test with flying colors.
Best Theaters In MinnesotaNational prominence of local theater gives testament to the vibrancy of the art in Minnesota
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsHanukkah is underway, and Christmas and Kwanzaa festivities begin next week. So what's better than a little family fun to get you into the holiday spirit? Here are some of Jason Matheson's best bets for weekend entertainment.
Playwright's 'Hamlet' Hits The Road In MinnesotaMinnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is taking his one-man show about his childhood experience staging Hamlet on the road this month. "Jeffrey Hatcher's Hamlet" will travel to seven Minnesota communities. Hatcher was 11 when he adapted, directed and performed in Shakespeare's drama "Hamlet" for a fifth-grade English class in Steubenville, Ohio.