John Townsend

Arts Spotlight: 638

By John Townsend / November 7, 2019

Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall Nov. 16-Dec. 22 History Theatre, 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul 651-291-4323…

Arts Spotlight: 637

By John Townsend / October 24, 2019

Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 Through Jan. 5 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. S.,…

Halloween Season Near Lake Nokomis from Classics Lost N Found – “Ghosts of the Emerald Isle”

By John Townsend / October 21, 2019

Irish ghost stories have held place in classic fantasy literature for centuries and this year you can celebrate your Halloween…

Passionately Acted “Zafira” Spins a Cautionary Yarn on Level 9

By John Townsend / October 17, 2019

The fear of mass incarceration of immigrants animates Zafira and the Resistance, now running as part of the Guthrie’s Level 9…

Coup d’Etat’s Wild, Woolly & Wise “Rogue Prince” – An Exhilarating Roller Coaster Ride of Raw Comedy & High Drama

By John Townsend / October 16, 2019

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”  -Henry IV in William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part Two Theatre Coup d’Etat propels…

Slick, Stylish, and Refreshing – A Sexually Awakened “Rocky Horror” on Park Square’s Main Stage

By John Townsend / October 14, 2019

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show seems to be etched in stone as to how it is expected to appear on stage.…

Haygen-Brice Walker’s Play to be Read as a Queer Forms Event

By John Townsend / October 14, 2019

The U of M’s Nash Gallery QUEER FORMS exhibition is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. As part of this…

Rasmussen’s Dreamy Vision – “Ride the Cyclone” at the Jungle

By John Townsend / October 10, 2019

In some her best work yet as the Jungle Theatre’s Artistic Director, Sarah Rasmussen has staged Ride the Cyclone with a mastery…

War Stories – Emily Mann’s “Gloria: A Life” at Herstory Theatre

By John Townsend / October 10, 2019

St. Paul’s History Theatre has been redubbed the “Herstory” Theatre for its current season of plays that celebrates women. The…

Julia Cho’s Exquisite “Aubergine” Nourishes the Soul on Park Square’s Boss Stage

By John Townsend / October 9, 2019

Playwright Julia Cho has discovered connections between the memories we have about food and the way we live our lives, as…

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