This weekend, Ifrah Mansour performs her one-woman show, "How to Have Fun in a Civil War," at the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. The show is not only suitable for kids - it's told from a child's point of view. She says she wrote the play based on her own experience as a young child refugee fleeing Somalia.
Fans of planes and history will recognize the names Orville and Wilbur Wright - the brothers who created the first flying machine. But have you heard of their sister, Katharine? Dancer and choreographer Penelope Freeh grew up in Dayton, Ohio, home to the Wright brothers.
This week, the Art Hounds recommend a band at the Turf Club, a show of state flowers in Hutchinson and Frank Theatre's "Good Person of Setzuan." Actress Katie Willer doesn't have much of a voice at the moment because she's been singing along to Tall Heights at the top of her lungs.
This week on Art Hounds: A Shakespearean take on "Weekend at Bernie's," and a comedic look at capitalist America. Actress Jennifer Maren recommends seeing The Recovery Party's new sketch comedy show "Why We Can't Have Nice Things." The brainchild of writer and actor Josh Will, the show explores the peril of choice (how many different types of toothpaste do people need, really?)
This week on Art Hounds: An alternate fate for Medea's children? Playwright Daniel Pinkerton was moved by Pillsbury House Theatre's new show "The Children," which was inspired by the Greek tragedy "Medea." In the classic tale, Medea kills her children to punish their father. "The Children" asks: What if someone attempted to save the children?
Painter and Ridgewater College professor Andrew Nordin is interested in Northfield Arts Guild's new exhibition "Sacred Space," featuring the work of painter Michon Weeks and photographer Patrick Judd. Weeks juxtaposes everyday tools with the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel's visions of a wheel. Judd investigates rural decay with infrared photography, giving the landscape a ghostly appearance.
In a former Catholic school in East St. Paul, a group of contemporary Somali-American artists is presenting an exhibition of new work. St. John's High School lay vacant for years, but in 2014 Darul Uloom, a Minnesota Muslim association, purchased the building along with the neighboring church, which it now uses for daily prayer.
This week on Art Hounds: "Death of a Salesman," "Our Town" and "Queen." Sean Byrd, an actor, director and professor, recommends venturing to a strip mall in Osseo to check out Yellow Tree Theatre's production of the Arthur Miller classic, "Death of a Salesman."
This year the Ivey Awards' highest honor for theater professionals - the Lifetime Achievement Award - went to a critic. Longtime Star Tribune theater critic and reporter Graydon Royce was recognized for his years of service to the community. Royce recently retired from the newspaper, although he continues to contribute reviews as a freelancer.
Art enthusiast and occasional printmaker Florence Brammer has always loved Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," so she's particularly delighted by the new exhibition at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. As part of the global celebration of the novel's bicentennial, the MCBA has put together a show of works that examine themes raised in the book.
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