Monday news and reviews

Oh my this is a dry Monday morning for arts stories…

Comedy

Fancy Ray McCloney responds to Comcast’s ad ban

– Jessica Armbruster, City Pages

Many Minnesotans know the local comedian best for his bombastic, late-night television commercials. One of those spots is for internet provider USI Wireless. But this is one ad that you won’t be seeing on TV anytime soon–Comcast is refusing to air it.

Movies

“Ana’s Playground,” filmed in Cedar-Riverside, advances in nomination process for Academy Awards – Barb Teed, TC Daily Planet

A little movie featuring the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis is making big news in Hollywood.

Theater

Gremlin Theatre’s ‘Burn This’ blazes with ferocity

– Quinton Skinner, Pioneer Press

Lanford Wilson’s play about Manhattan sophisticates and a rough-hewn restaurant manager who erupts into their midst is nearly a quarter-century old, but director Ellen Fenster has nimbly lifted it from its mid-1980s milieu and come up with a show that evokes contemporary uncertainties and the thorny, evergreen terrain of how exactly we are to proceed next — at any given time.

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