These tips should put you at ease so that you can truly sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
James Hayden Rodriguez on challenges he’s faced in real life and on the stage.
HOBT has been part and parcel of multicultural theatre in the Twin Cities for the past 45 years. That could all end this summer.
Five out of six scripts feature such subjects as the #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter, NFL player protests, and gender identity. “The art and science of picking our season,” Artistic Director Jack Reuler reflects, “[is looking at] …what’s in the world that needs to be talked about [and] the best vehicles to say that.”
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner at Guthrie Theater, Todd Kreidler’s adaptation of William Rose’s screenplay showcases acting highlights in an otherwise pedestrian production of a story that never had a great deal going for it. Regina Marie Williams (Dinah Was/Penumbra), (Ruined/Mixed Blood) is priceless as the adorably feisty Tillie, who consistently oversteps her bounds. As a Guthrie veteran Peter […]
Sha Cage is wonderful in Danai Gurira’s Familiar at Guthrie Theater. Broadening an already remarkable range, the veteran actor fascinates from the moment she steps on the stage, starring as brightly hopeful bride Tendi, caught in the crosshairs of a cultural mishap targeting her happiness. Ironically, it isn’t so much that she’s bringing a White husband into […]
Mixed Blood Theatre strikes again. Daring and resourceful founding Artistic Director Jack Reuler, holding cutting edge as the company’s calling card, stages David Valdes Greenwood’s Mermaid Hour: Remixed. Adapted from Greenwood’s acclaimed drama, this musical is the saga of Vi, a flowering Latina and Asian lass coming to terms with herself as a young mixed-race transgender person. As if adolescence […]
Few things, on the face of it, are more innocuous than the hair on one’s head. However, so far as social issues go, the hair on a Black woman’s head is far from an idle consideration. Indeed, reaction thereto can be subtle, yet far-reaching discrimination. All one needs to verify this is to note that there […]
Have you ever stopped to think about how important clothes are? Have you ever wondered what causes someone to wear a certain sweater or dress? What would you wear when spending the day with someone special? These are just a few questions that costume designers think of when creating the looks for characters we see […]
Given the collaboration’s assembled talent, a hit seems likely The Wiz was never merely a remake of L. Frank Baum’s distinctly white-bread classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Still wholesome, family-friendly fare, it nonetheless over the decades underwent a telling, timeless transformation by which, reconceived, it celebrated and sustained the contemporary Black culture. No small feat. Indeed, […]