Stages, Theater

Review: Grippo Stage Company’s Shaw vs. Tunney Tells the Story of a Curious Friendship Based on Love—of Books and Boxing

Fine acting can sometimes save a mediocre script. But pair fine acting with a fascinating story such as the curious friendship between two champions—and you might have theater magic. The […]

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Stages, Theater

Review: Remy Bumppo’s Beautiful Production of Howards End Tells Three Family Stories

Howards End, the stunning new production by Remy Bumppo Theatre, weaves together strands of three families. The wealthy and elite Wilcoxes—father, sons and daughter—the Schlegel sisters, who belong to the […]

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Stages, Theater

Review: Remy Bumppo’s Poetic Frankenstein Asks How a Lonely Creature Becomes a Monster

Frankenstein opens with an exquisitely staged birthing scene. The Creature is shrouded in a sheer fabric sac, a metaphoric womb. He struggles to free himself and emerges naked, covered in scars […]

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Stages, Theater

Remy Bumppo’s Puff: Believe It or Not Satirizes French Salons and Modern Hype

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Puff: Believe It or Not by Remy Bumppo Theatre is a smart, funny poke in the eye of the contemporary affection for fake news and hype about nothing, set in […]

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