Thursday news and reviews

City Pages dominates this morning’s round-up of arts stories…


Eiko and Koma transport into another world

– Sheila Regan, City Pages

I have never seen or experienced anything quite like Eiko and Koma’s Naked exhibit, now taking place at the Walker… The closest I can come to describing it is like entering into a dream world, but one so intense and self-consciously alive that it feels as though you must be awake.

Megan Frauenhoffer: 100 Creatives

– Jessica Armbruster, City Pages

Printmaker Megan Frauenhoffer creates art that feels as though its exists somewhere between reality and the subconscious.

‘Atmosphere & Movement’ creates mood and motion at Gallery 122

– Coco Mault, City Pages

Local artists Duane Ditty and Jack Pavlik are sharing the space in Gallery 122 for a show titled “Atmosphere & Movement.”


I AM MPLS! high fives our city

– Stacey Tuthil, City Pages

I AM MPLS! is a local fashion and art show made by the people, for the people.


Beatles, iTunes come together

– Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

The staff predicts which Beatles songs will be top sellers on iTunes.


‘Unspeakable Things’ takes messy look at Wandrei brothers

– Ed Huyck, City Pages

Developed by a full host of collaborators, Unspeakable Things: The Wandrei Brothers Project, is often a giddy mess, racing along with ideas, moments, and images that often outstrip the show’s bare structure.

Sally Wingert enjoys acting on Broadway but is a Twin Cities girl at heart

– Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press

St. Paul actress Sally Wingert is performing on Broadway, hundreds of miles away, but she seems to have landed in the Twin Cities, New York.

The Wendy Wasserstein play prize controversy

– Claudia Haas,

When it was announced on Friday, November 12 that the Wendy Wasserstein Prize would not be awarded in 2010 because they had not found a recipient deemed worthy, Facebook, Twitter and blogs all lit up with that information and an outcry was heard from playwrights everywhere.

Pangea World Theater brings together artists of color

– Sheila Regan, City Pages

This week Pangea World Theater presents their latest play, Curiosities, written by Ojibwe poet Heid Erdrich.

“Tim & Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010” changed my life

– Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet

You’re reading this because you want to know about the Tim & Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular, which stopped at the State Theatre on Wednesday night. You want me to tell you about it. But honestly, how could I? Could I describe the sight of dewdrops on a butterfly’s wings? Could I describe the sound of a car door closing in your driveway when your toilet’s backed up and you’ve been waiting six hours for the Roto-Rooter while the stench of sewage slowly permeates your home? Could I tell you how it feels to be fatally gored by a unicorn when you’ve been pinned under a rock for ten days and praying for death to come?

Pillsbury House announces three shows for 2011 main stage– Ed Huyck, City Pages

Coming off a string of well-received 2010 shows, Minneapolis’s Pillsbury House Theatre has announced its main stage season for the next year.

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