Monday, October 15, 2012
"All Shook Up" premieres Nov. 9.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from St. Louis Park Public Schools. A sleepy 1950s town is set ablaze with the arrival of Chad, a roaming roustabout whose seductive smile and swiveling hips ignite fashion trends, dance crazes, and love triangles. Based loosely on the characters of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” Natalie, a tomboy greasemonkey, is so blinded by Chad’s charms that she overlooks the love of her friend Dennis. She soon realizes the best way to endear herself to Chad is to become his new sidekick, under the guise of “Ed.” Chad, in the meantime, falls for the town’s high-class museum curator, Miss Sandra, who wants nothing to do with Chad and his hound dog ways. Other unexpected couples can’t help falling in love…
Monday, July 16, 2012
The Public Theater of Minnesota is presenting the play through July 22 at Veterans Memorial Amphitheater.
Correction: It was brought to the author's attention that "wherefore" actually means "why," not "where." Clearly, the story's lead did not reflect this. St. Louis Park Patch regrets the error—and the author's obvious lack of Shakespearean knowledge. "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?" For now, the answer is the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in St. Louis Park. That's because the Public Theater of Minnesota is putting on the Shakespeare classic here in the Park. There are three showings left—this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at 8 p.m. each night. The show is free. The Public Theater of Minnesota's mission is to provide working opportunities in a non-academic environment for young actors. Many of the stars of "Romeo and Juliet…
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The Public Theater of Minnesota performs "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on a steamy mid-summer night.
Despite plenty of rain earlier in the day, The Public Theater of Minnesota opened "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Wolfe Park's Veterans Amphitheater in St. Louis Park on Friday night. The show will next be held tomorrow, and then again on Friday. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for seniors and children, and can be purchased online or at the St. Louis Park Rec Center. The production will run on weekends through July 31.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Public Theater's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens this Friday at Wolfe Park.
William Shakespeare is an institution. Scholars continue to devote their entire lives to an author's work that is oftentimes cryptic in its own anachronism. How can contemporary theater possibly make classic plays written by a man who would be 447 years old if he were alive today seem relevant, especially to youth? The Public Theater of Minnesota can help answer that. The Public Theater is brand new to St. Louis Park, on a mission to provide working opportunities in a non-academic environment for young actors. The group will be opening their production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" this Friday at the Veteran's Amphitheater at Wolfe Park. The show will feature a young, talented cast taking their direction from Mark Hauck. "…