BWW Reviews: Girl Friday Productions' Rendition of the Classic American Comedy THE MATCHMAKER is an Absolute DelightBWW Reviews: Girl Friday Productions' Rendition of the Classic American Comedy THE MATCHMAKER is an Absolute Delight
by Jill Schafer - Jul 20, 2015

Girl Friday Productions is a theater company that specializes in large cast classic American plays. The bad news is they only do one production every two years. The good news is it's worth the wait. In their first time partnering with Park Square Theatre, they're presenting Thornton Wilder's comedy THE MATCHMAKER. With a funny and poignant story about love, money, and adventure, smart period set and costumes, a cast that is sheer perfection, and direction that keeps it all running smoothly, this MATCHMAKER is an absolute delight from top to bottom, start to finish. Go see it now (playing through July 26), or wait another two years for your chance to see this great company. (more...)

Illusion Theater's 9th Annual LIGHTS UP! Series Kicks Off TodayIllusion Theater's 9th Annual LIGHTS UP! Series Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

For Illusion Theater's Ninth Annual Lights Up! series, Transatlantic Love Affair, the creators of Minnesota Fringe Festival hit Red Resurrected (2011 Encore Slot Winner) and Ivey Award-winning Ballad of the Pale Fisherman (2010), offers ASH LAND, a tale inspired by economic hardships past and present and scored by old American spirituals and new slide guitar compositions. Opening today, January 31, the dynamic and spirited Ash Land runs through February 22 at the downtown Minneapolis theater, located on the eighth floor of The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. (more...)

Illusion Theater's 9th Annual LIGHTS UP! Series to Kick Off 1/31Illusion Theater's 9th Annual LIGHTS UP! Series to Kick Off 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

For Illusion Theater's Ninth Annual Lights Up! series, Transatlantic Love Affair, the creators of Minnesota Fringe Festival hit Red Resurrected (2011 Encore Slot Winner) and Ivey Award-winning Ballad of the Pale Fisherman (2010), offers ASH LAND, a tale inspired by economic hardships past and present and scored by old American spirituals and new slide guitar compositions. Opening on January 31, the dynamic and spirited Ash Land runs through February 22 at the downtown Minneapolis theater, located on the eighth floor of The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. (more...)

Regional Premiere of OLIVER TWIST Opens at Park Square Theatre 10/21Regional Premiere of OLIVER TWIST Opens at Park Square Theatre 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2011

You'll quickly forget the moppet-haired urchins of musical fame when Joel Sass designs and directs the Midwest premiere of an inventive new adaptation of OLIVER TWIST at Park Square. This theatrical adventure is told by a chameleon cast of 13, who combine Dickens' original text with Victorian music hall tunes. 'So much of the story hinges on our hopes and fears for little Oliver as he voyages through the exciting but highly dangerous world of Victorian London,' Sass explains. 'It's a grown-up world, even for streetwise ruffians-so placing one lone boy among a cast of grown-ups who are playing all the other parts instantly helps us feel the immensity of the challenge Oliver is facing.' (more...)

Regional Premiere of OLIVER TWIST Opens at Park Square TheatreRegional Premiere of OLIVER TWIST Opens at Park Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

You'll quickly forget the moppet-haired urchins of musical fame when Joel Sass designs and directs the Midwest premiere of an inventive new adaptation of OLIVER TWIST at Park Square. This theatrical adventure is told by a chameleon cast of 13, who combine Dickens' original text with Victorian music hall tunes. 'So much of the story hinges on our hopes and fears for little Oliver as he voyages through the exciting but highly dangerous world of Victorian London,' Sass explains. 'It's a grown-up world, even for streetwise ruffians-so placing one lone boy among a cast of grown-ups who are playing all the other parts instantly helps us feel the immensity of the challenge Oliver is facing.' (more...)

Park Square Hosts Food Drive During OLIVER TWISTPark Square Hosts Food Drive During OLIVER TWIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2011

'Please sir, I want some more.' Oliver Twist's famous line describing the struggles of the poor in Victorian England reminds us that hunger still exists in today's world. Many in our community rely on food programs to help feed themselves and their families. (more...)

Regional Premiere of OLIVER TWIST Opens at Park Square Theatre 10/21Regional Premiere of OLIVER TWIST Opens at Park Square Theatre 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

You'll quickly forget the moppet-haired urchins of musical fame when Joel Sass designs and directs the Midwest premiere of an inventive new adaptation of OLIVER TWIST at Park Square. This theatrical adventure is told by a chameleon cast of 13, who combine Dickens' original text with Victorian music hall tunes. 'So much of the story hinges on our hopes and fears for little Oliver as he voyages through the exciting but highly dangerous world of Victorian London,' Sass explains. 'It's a grown-up world, even for streetwise ruffians-so placing one lone boy among a cast of grown-ups who are playing all the other parts instantly helps us feel the immensity of the challenge Oliver is facing.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre in the Round Presents HAMLETPhoto Flash: Theatre in the Round Presents HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2011

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents the classic tragedy Hamlet by William Shakespeare in weekend performances March 18 through April 17, 2011. (more...)

TRP Presents RING ROUND THE MOON 2/11-3/6TRP Presents RING ROUND THE MOON 2/11-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2011

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents the classic romantic farce RING ROUND THE MOON by Jean Anouilh (translated by Christopher Fry) in weekend performances February 11 through March 6, 2011. (more...)

Theatre in the Round Players Presents RING ROUND THE MOON, 2/11-3/6Theatre in the Round Players Presents RING ROUND THE MOON, 2/11-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2011

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents the classic romantic farce 'Ring Round the Moon' by Jean Anouilh (translated by Christopher Fry) in weekend performances February 11 through March 6, 2011. (more...)

Theatre in the Round Players Presents RING ROUND THE MOON, 2/11-3/6Theatre in the Round Players Presents RING ROUND THE MOON, 2/11-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2011

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents the classic romantic farce 'Ring Round the Moon' by Jean Anouilh (translated by Christopher Fry) in weekend performances February 11 through March 6, 2011. (more...)

TRP Presents RING ROUND THE MOON 2/11-3/6TRP Presents RING ROUND THE MOON 2/11-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2011

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents the classic romantic farce RING ROUND THE MOON by Jean Anouilh (translated by Christopher Fry) in weekend performances February 11 through March 6, 2011. (more...)

The People's Center Theatre Presents THE CROWD YOU'RE IN WITH 11/5-20The People's Center Theatre Presents THE CROWD YOU'RE IN WITH 11/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2010

Rehearsals are underway for the Minnesota Premiere of The Crowd You're In With, Rebecca Gilman's humorous and touching story of partnership, uncertainty and love. (more...)

The People's Center Theatre Presents THE CROWD YOU'RE IN WITH 11/5-20The People's Center Theatre Presents THE CROWD YOU'RE IN WITH 11/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

Rehearsals are underway for the Minnesota Premiere of The Crowd You're In With, Rebecca Gilman's humorous and touching story of partnership, uncertainty and love. (more...)

ROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS Opens 6/12 At The People's Center TheatreROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS Opens 6/12 At The People's Center Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2009

It is the year 6000. All organic life has been destroyed except for a handful of humans. The world is ruled by ultra-sexy Robots who are mysterious, immortal, and ultra-sexy. Humans want to be like them, and this is sad. Some humans dress up like Robots, and some humans would give anything to become one. Half twisted comedy and half science-fiction fantasia, this new play is filled with desire, betrayal and ultra-sexy Robot dance. (more...)

ROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS Opens 6/12 At The People's Center TheatreROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS Opens 6/12 At The People's Center Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2009

It is the year 6000. All organic life has been destroyed except for a handful of humans. The world is ruled by ultra-sexy Robots who are mysterious, immortal, and ultra-sexy. Humans want to be like them, and this is sad. Some humans dress up like Robots, and some humans would give anything to become one. Half twisted comedy and half science-fiction fantasia, this new play is filled with desire, betrayal and ultra-sexy Robot dance. (more...)