by Nataly Routledge
MOORHEAD—Do you like theater? Do you have about 85 minutes of spare time? If your answers to these questions were yes, then it would be advantageous for you to know about Theater B’s ongoing production “The Santaland Diaries.” Based on the essay written by David Sedaris, this one-man show runs from now until December 15th.
David Sedaris’ essay centers around an account of his time as a Christmas elf at Macy’s. Traditionally the…
by Stella Mehlhoff
“Our mission is to invigorate civic conversation through intimate and transformative storytelling.” This statement posted on Theatre B’s website and tacked to their studio wall in bright yellow paper is well embodied by the company. Theatre B’s “A Beautiful Hell” is all promised; intimate, transformative, and the start of a crucial conversation.
“A Beautiful Hell,” based on Carol Kapaun Ratchenski’s book of poetry, is rich…
By Stella Mehlhoff
As I stared out of Guthrie Theater’s Amber room at a bird’s eye of the cityscape and river below, I hardly took in the night lights, my mind was too focused on the art I had just witnessed. Last week I had the pleasure of taking a trip to see “West Side Story” performed at the Guthrie Theater.
The show was breathtaking, and I hardly could wrap my head around the spirited dancing and stunning vocals. I know I will always remember seeing…
By Tayler Klimek
Get ready to dive into a world full of demi-gods, mythological creatures, and plenty of disco balls when you see Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater’s exciting first show of its 72nd season: “Xanadu.” Take a ride through the life of a struggling artist and watch as a goddess helps him find the key to his happiness, discover true love, and create the world’s first roller disco. This is one show the whole family can enjoy!
Based on the infamous…
Projects have a tendency to take on a life of their own once they’ve reached a certain point. When the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre was established in 1946 to offer other local opportunities for artistic expression outside of the schools and colleges its founders probably didn’t realize that their creation would still be going strong 72 years later. The FM Community Theatre is now one of the longest continuously-running community theaters in the United States.
Of course, in the…
By Tayler Klimek
If you’re a lover of musicals and looking for something to do this summer, the Straw Hat Players have got you covered. This professional summer stock theatre company is dedicating six weeks of their summer to bring you four musicals – a slight difference from the typical straight play and three musicals they’ve done in the past years. The box office is now open, so be sure to get your tickets for this exciting 55th anniversary of Straw Hat Players…
Theater B is giving away seven tickets to go see “The Moors” by Jen Silverman, from April 26 until May 12. Described as part Brontë, part Twilight Zone, “The Moors” is a dark comedy set on a bleak and unforgiving landscape.
To win a ticket for this unforgettable play, all you have to do is like the HPR Facebook page, like Theater B’s Facebook page, and send us a message through Facebook. The first seven people to message HPR will win the tickets.
By Nathan Roy
You are absolutely right. The title is not “To be or not to be” from the famous Shakespeare soliloquy in "Hamlet." I won’t be talking about Shakespeare particularly. I will expound the relevance of this silly wordplay, if I may.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, the man known by his stage name, Molière, was born six years after Shakespeare’s death. He wrote plays such as "The Misanthrope," "The Miser," and "The Doctor in Spite of Himself," but his…
By Nathan Roy
The play you are going to read about is based on actual events. I bet you can’t wait to know about them, so I asked director Miles Barnum what can be expected. He replied, “It is a very intriguing script and a joy to work on.” Let us explore this comment in a peculiar manner.
First, A bit of geography and history. Many people from around here probably do not realize that the Upper Midwest region, spanning from the Dakotas all the way to Wisconsin,…
Smoke starts to seep from the sides of the stage and a rocker’s voice echoes over the crowd: “Are you ready to rock?!”
You might think that you’re at a rock concert, if you weren’t seated in a black box theatre.
For the second show in their 15th season, Theatre B is producing “I Will Not Go Gently,” a riotous but reflective one-woman show centered around fictional 80s rock star Sierra Mist.
Moving forward from Sierra Mist’s comeback tour, “I Will Not Go Gently” moves…
by HPR Contributor
by Devin Joubertdevinlillianjoubert@gmail.comIt’s that beautiful time of the year that’s filled with seasonal decorations, sparkly lights, warm family gatherings, and delicious feasts. I love everything about this time of the…
by HPR Contributor
By Gary Olsonolsong@moravian.eduWhile actual leftists were elated by Bolton’s ouster, corporate Democrats were publicly circumspect and even critical, using terms like, abrupt, chaos in the White House, disarray in foreign…