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BWW Review: Pillsbury House Theatre's Odd and Oddly Titled [ALMOST EQUAL TO] is a Uniquely Entertaining and Starkly Relevant Look at CapitalismBWW Review: Pillsbury House Theatre's Odd and Oddly Titled [ALMOST EQUAL TO] is a Uniquely Entertaining and Starkly Relevant Look at Capitalism
by Jill Schafer - Sep 27, 2017

Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri's* work makes its area debut with Pillsbury House Theatre's excellent production of the odd and oddly titled ALMOST EQUAL TO . But odd in a good way, odd in that it's uniquely structured and covers many topics and doesn't always entirely make sense. In fact pre- and mid-show announcements break the fourth wall a bit and tell us what to expect (or not). According to the program, the play 'is a commentary on the constraints and effects of living within a capitalist economic system.' A mix of economics, sociology, and family drama, ALMOST EQUAL TO will leave you questioning the very meaning of money. In a world with vast inequalities of wealth, that's a worthy thing to think about in a play that's also engaging and entertaining. (more...)

Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director, Selected Join TCG Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce that Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, welcomes Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director to its prestigious board of directors. Raymond joins five other new members from around the country including Will Davis, artistic director, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL; Jamie Herlich, director of development, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA; Benita Hofstetter Koman, executive director, The Roy Cockrum Foundation, Reedville, VA; Johamy Morales, education director, Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede, CO; and Randy Reyes, artistic director, Mu Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN. (more...)

BWW Review: Playwright Michael Elyanow Reimagines MEDEA in the Uncategorizable THE CHILDREN at Pillsbury House Theatre
by Jill Schafer - Oct 4, 2016

Medea. Even if, like me, you've never seen or read the play, we all know the story of the mother who kills her children. Worst mother ever, right? But maybe, as they say on CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, the situation is a bit more nuanced than that. Maybe there's more to the story, maybe other people in the story see it differently. Playwright Michael Elyanow (see also the beautiful play with music LULLABY) wanted to explore the story from the children's viewpoint. He writes in the playbill, 'I started writing THE CHILDREN†as a response play where somebody does take action to defend those kids. In the writing, the piece revealed itself to be a fever dream, a time-traveling mystery, a fish-out-of-water comedy, a theatrical event with a perception shift in every scene until we get at what the play is ultimately, singularly about: trauma survival.' That's about as good of a description as I could imagine. THE CHILDREN†is not an easy play to categorize, but it is a wonderful one to experience for 80 minutes. It'll challenge your perception of Medea, as well as your perception of time and space. (more...)

PlayLabs Festival to Run 10/12-18 at the Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Twin Cities area is well known as a great theater town, so it is a fitting home to one of the nation's most celebrated new play festivals. The 32nd annual PlayLabs festival runs October 12-18 at the Playwrights' Center, a 44-year-old organization that is one of just a handful of play development centers in the country. †† (more...)

Annual Sally Ordway Irvine Awards to be Held 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will host the award ceremony for the 2013 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards on Monday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. For the first time in the 21-year history of the awards, the public will be invited to attend. There is no admission charge, but guests are asked to register online for free passes at www.ordway.org/sallyawards. (more...)

Nominations for 2013 Sally Awards Now Being Accepted
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that nominations for the 2013 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards are being accepted through January 31, 2014. These prestigious awards, now in their 22nd year, provide an opportunity to recognize and honor extraordinary achievements in the arts throughout Minnesota. (more...)

Anthony Caponi, Hillcrest Community School and More Receive Ordway's 2012 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced the recipients of the 2012 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards. Now in its 21st year, the Sally Awards honor extraordinary achievement in the visual, performing and literary arts. (more...)

Gavin Lawrence, Steve Hendrickson and More Set for ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN at the Guthrie
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2012

The Guthrie Theater today announced complete casting for the presentation of Carlyle Brown & Company's Are You Now or Have You Ever BeenÖ, a speculative drama about the clash between art and politics that celebrates the legacy of Langston Hughes and his history of literary activism in the face of oppressive power. This new and original piece will play from May 4 - 20, 2012 in the Dowling Studio. (more...)

Phillips to Host Military Channel Franchise AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

Military Channel has signed Hollywood film and television star Lou Diamond Phillips to host the new franchise AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE. (more...)

Phillips to Host Military Channel Franchise AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

Military Channel has signed Hollywood film and television star Lou Diamond Phillips to host the new franchise AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE. (more...)

NO CHILD Will End Its Return at the Pillsbury House Theatre 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2010

Pillsbury House Theatre will end its run of NO CHILD... by Nilaja Sun on March 14th. NO CHILD... was directed by NoŽl Raymond and featured Sonja Parks in a solo performance portraying all sixteen characters. The production began performances February 12th. (more...)

NO CHILD Returns to Pillsbury House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2010

Pillsbury House Theatre welcomes back NO CHILD... by Nilaja Sun. NO CHILD... will be directed by NoŽl Raymond and features Sonja Parks in a solo performance portraying all sixteen characters. (more...)

NO CHILD Returns to Pillsbury House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2010

Pillsbury House Theatre welcomes back NO CHILD... by Nilaja Sun. NO CHILD... will be directed by NoŽl Raymond and features Sonja Parks in a solo performance portraying all sixteen characters. (more...)

NO CHILD Opens at Pillsbury House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2010

Pillsbury House Theatre welcomes back NO CHILD... by Nilaja Sun. NO CHILD... will be directed by NoŽl Raymond and features Sonja Parks in a solo performance portraying all sixteen characters. (more...)

NO CHILD Returns to Pillsbury House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2010

Pillsbury House Theatre welcomes back NO CHILD... by Nilaja Sun. NO CHILD... will be directed by NoŽl Raymond and features Sonja Parks in a solo performance portraying all sixteen characters. (more...)

Pillsbury House Theatre Announces Their 2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

PILLSBURY HOUSE THEATRE is pleased to announce their 2010 Season. This year PILLSBURY HOUSE THEATRE will present three Mainstage productions, two CHICAGO AVENUE PROJECT productions and three LATE NITE presentations. (more...)