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Saturday, April 6, 2019


Although "Cradle" directs its vitriol first and foremost to the greed and venality of those ruthless industrialists, it aims to offer broader points, not least how systematic corruption lead…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Ifa Bayeza’s 'benevolence' at Penumbra by Kit Bix

Penumbra’s production of “benevolence” (lowercase “b” intended) continues Ifa Bayeza’s trilogy about the murder of Emmett Till... Bayeza's symbolic, dreamlike style - what Wilk…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley": Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's new "Side-quel' by Kit Bix

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Gunderson and Melcon brilliantly capture the heightened idiom of Austen’s world. What makes this writing team so remarkable, here as well as in…

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Friday, September 28, 2018

World premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" at The Jungle Theater in Minneapolis by Kit Bix

There are also gestures to topicality that feel overt and have the effect of taking us out of the world of the play. But, on the other hand, how can one expect any audience to avoid thinking…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Sarah Rasmussen talks about the world premiere of Kate Hamill's "Little Women" at Minneapolis' Jungle Theatre by Kit Bix

Interview with Sarah Rasmussen, Artistic Director of the Jungle Theater, about the world premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Little Women and "the stories that shaped us as kids." Alth…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

"Under This Roof" at Full Circle Theatre by Kit Bix

Raymond is an African-American roofer who "fell off the damn roof" and broke his leg. Bessie is the middle-aged, well-dressed, white "girl" Raymond's wife unwittingly employs to make sure R…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

With "This Bitter Earth," Talvin Wilks establishes himself as one of Twin Cities' smartest, most sensitive theater directors. by Kit Bix

Wilks' brilliant direction of Harrison David Rivers' "This Bitter Earth" forces us to look at the raw vulnerability of gay interracial lovers in a terrifying political landscape.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Indecent: Art And Erasure…And The Rain Scene (Guthrie) by Kit Bix

“Art doesn’t unite,” Vogel has said. You can’t count on art to change the world – the renaissance of artists, especially Jewish artists, during the Weimar Republic was followed by …

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Revival of Donald Margulies' "Collected Stories" at Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company by Kit Bix

Margulies' play asks some of the crucial questions that arose from the Spender/Leavitt trial.... Should a writer be able to "borrow" a story from another person's life? And should we be in t…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

"21 Extremely Bad Breakups" at Minneapolis' Walking Shadow! by Kit Bix

As many have noted, other people's breakups are hilarious; our own are tragic. 21 Extremely Bad Breakups tries, and often succeeds, in having it both ways. The play is a collection of breaku…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Interview with Pulitzer Finalist Playwright David Feldshuh about his new play, by Kit Bix

A candid interview with David Feldshuh about the challenges and pleasures of writing historical drama and about new play "Dancing With Giants" now enjoying a successful run at Minneapolis' I…

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

In The Downtrod Of The Humans (Broadway Tour at Orpheum/Hennepin Theatre Trust) by Kit Bix

I saw Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney in the Broadway production of The Humans....Houdyshell and Birney were so honest and real and natural that you spent the whole time marveling at how ho…

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Dark & Stormy Productions gives us Jean Genet's The Maids by Kit Bix

Genet's "The Maids" is well-acted but a play this obtuse needs more deliberate direction.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Guthrie's Watch on the Rhine is Searing Indictment of Complacency by Kit Bix

Watch on the Rhine is packed with topics and themes that seem uncannily vital and relevant to our own moment: xenophobia and immigration, privilege, mass murder, inequality, and corruption, …

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Guthrie's "Romeo & Juliet" gets all the stars by Kit Bix

Joseph Haj, artistic director of The Guthrie Theater, gives Twin Cities audiences a new and strange and richly tragic "Romeo & Juliet" without resorting to gimmicks. A triumph.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

"Fly By Night" at the Jungle Theatre, Minneapolis by Kit Bix

Review of The Jungle Theatre's production of "Fly By Night"

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Little Wars, Prime Productions Review by Kit Bix by Kit Bix

Little Wars, a radically anti-factual historical what-if scenario, raises the question: Do playwrights have any special moral obligation to clarify true/false distinctions in the post-factua…

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017

Guthrie Theater "The Royal Family" directed by Rachel Chavkin by Kit Bix

The Guthrie Theater's latest offering is The Royal Family, a vintage New York comedy by the playwriting team of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Cast to perfection, this gem of a productio…

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"Under the Gaslight" May End Centennial Showboat Era by Kit Bix

Melodrama often gets a bad rap, for a variety of reasons. It is associated with shameless over-acting, one-dimensional characters, and nostalgic or even reactionary social values. I shared s…

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