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Review: There’s Magic in Guthrie 43rd Christmas Carol
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Review: There’s Magic in Guthrie 43rd Christmas Carol

Remember the moment in The Sorcerer’s Stone when 11-year-old Harry Potter steps through a brick entrance at the back of the Leaky Cauldron pub, and finds himself in the marvellous Diagon Alley? Magic fills his eyes as he wanders, mesmerized, along the eccentric shops and colorful façades that border the avenue. As I walked into…

Review: Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie Theater
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Review: Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie Theater

Downtown Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater is considered one of the most prestigious theaters in the Twin Cities, and its current production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet does not disappoint. The director, Joseph Haj, known for his production of King Lear this past spring, presents the world-famous love story through a mixture of traditional and modern…

Review of the Guthrie Theatre’s King Lear
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Review of the Guthrie Theatre’s King Lear

King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedies, following Lear’s slow descent into madness after bequeathing his kingdom to two of his three daughters. It’s a painful and poetic play to watch, and aspects of it have been adapted into many different forms, from Jane Smiley’s novel A Thousand Acres to parts of The…

In The Parchman Hour, Freedom Riders come alive
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In The Parchman Hour, Freedom Riders come alive

Until November 6, the Guthrie Theater presents The Parchman Hour, a play inspired by the Freedom Riders of 1961. For a play that takes place over half-a-century ago, it holds startling relevance. Mike Wiley, the play’s author, forces the audience to draw parallels between segregation of the ’60s, a time seemingly removed from our own,…

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Arts at a Glance: September 2015

Performing Arts To Kill a Mockingbird @ The Guthrie Opening Night: Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (through Oct. 18) Take the 84 bus to the Green Line towards Mpls/Target Field; get off at Downtown East Building a Culture of Consent – ft. Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre @ Kagin Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m. On the…