Friday, February 27, 2015

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - A Review


The Acting Company in association with the Guthrie Theater presents Mark Twain's
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
directed by Ian Belknap



Enjoy an adventure back in time this weekend! Show closes March 1st. 
After a literal blow to the head, Hank Morgan from Hartford, Connecticut finds himself traveling through time from the 21st century to 6th-century England, landing in King Arthur's Court. Being in a precarious situation, he uses his modern knowledge and his smart phone to impress and frighten the Middle Age. Will all his changes end up hurting or helping history? Does Hank finally find the love he didn't have the courage to go after in the 21st century? Will he solve his family mystery? 
This show is hilarious and a joy to watch! 
Adapted by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher (Stage Beauty, Casanova, Tuesdays with Morrie) and directed by The Acting Company Artistic Director Ian Belknap (Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors), this clever satirical romp is a must-see.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is performed in repertory with Macbeth

Guthrie Theater
www.guthrietheater.org 
818 South Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612.377.2224

Eat This, Twin Cities - Episode 3 - The Tomato Debacle

Eat This, Twin Cities 
All episodes can be found at www.eatthistwincities.com
or download on iTunes
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Roasted Vegetable Salad from 6Smith in Wayzata - Restaurant Week 

Episode 3 is up! Another great week has gone by, I can't believe next week is the start of March! 

This week, we spoke with Stephanie March, Senior Editor, Food & Dining of the Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, she shared great information about Restaurant Week and some of her favorite hot spots to eat. We also chatted with Katie Hill at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, it is their 100th birthday and they are bringing art into the community. See the ice dragon picture below! We hit a few restaurants and give our not so expert reviews. ;-) Oh and you can't miss this one and our tomato fight! Taste or texture is the big question. 

You can hear this week's episode by clicking HERE

Here is the list of restaurants we reviewed, click each restaurant name to view their website:  


You can see all the food photos from each restaurant on our Facebook page HERE

We hope you enjoy the show! 

Minneapolis Inst of Arts Ice Dragon on Lake Calhoun

Friday, February 20, 2015

Eat This, Twin Cities - Episode 2 - Guthrie Theater, Coup d'état & Eat Street Social

Eat This, Twin Cities 
All episodes can be found at www.eatthistwincities.com
or download on iTunes
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Amazing view from the Guthrie Theater and the Target Lounge, with the Stone Arch Bridge & Mississippi River in the background. The drink is a Love Potion #9 in honor of the Bard.

Episode 2 is up! We had a crazy, fun week with Valentine's Day and our Sister, Brother-in-law and niece in town from New York. To celebrate our niece's birthday we had a wonderful evening at Coup d'état & we were able to interview the General Manger, Erin MacDonald. We also went to see A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Guthrie and were fortunate to chat with our favorite bartender, Alex at the Sea Change, the Guthrie's full service Restaurant. We also interviewed Lona Aylesworth, the Group Sales and Backstage Tour manager! She shares great information about the Guthrie Theater and all it has to offer. Last but definitely not least, we enjoyed Valentine's Day brunch at Eat Street SocialWe also share a pretty funny story about my Valentine's Day flower delivery. 

We hope you enjoy the show! Listen in HERE

You can see all the food photos from each restaurant on our Facebook page HERE

I had to share a few of my niece....the first 1 year old party at Coup d'état. :-) 
She really loved her cake & those shoes!







A Midsummer Night's Dream - A Review

Photo by Dan Norman

Tyler Michaels (Puck) and fairies in the Guthrie Theater's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare and directed by Joe Dowling and David Bolger. Set design by Riccardo Hernández, costume design by Fabio Toblini, lighting design by Frank Butler and projection design by Christopher Ash. 

Joe Dowling, Artistic Director, is going out with a bang with this fresh reimagining of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedy. Joe will be leaving the Guthrie Theater after 20 years and just yesterday, his replacement was announced, Joseph Haj will be heading up the team. You can read all about Joseph Haj by clicking HERE

We are so fortunate to have this level of theater in the Twin Cities. This show was outstanding. For the first time, the Wurtele Thrust stage was turned into a theater in the round with onstage seating. It was awesome having seats on the stage so close to the actors and seeing the theater from a new perspective. 

Four magical stories woven into one, make for a dramatic, lively, entertaining show. Weddings, breakups, love potions, a crazy donkey & secrets in the forest....you can't look away! The costumes are gorgeous, it made we wish I could dress up as a fairy and fall into this dreamland. The stage truly comes to life with characters coming through the audience and down from the ceiling. The fairies steal the show with their energy, singing and dancing. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream has something for everyone & every age. You don't have to completely understand Shakespeare if that is a concern, the story comes together and is told by the amazing acting & expressions of the actors. 

Escape to a night of magic! Enjoy more photos below. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream runs through March 29, 2015 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. 

Guthrie Theater
www.guthrietheater.org 
818 South Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612.377.2224


Tyler Michaels, Nike Kadri (First Fairy) and fairies 
Photo by Dan Norman

Emily Kitchens (Helena), Casey Hoekstra (Demetrius), Zach Keenan (Lysander), Tyler Michaels (Puck) and Eleonore Dendy (Hermia)
Photo by Dan Norman

Alex Gibson (Mustardseed), Christina Acosta Robinson (Titania), Tyler Michaels (Puck), Nicholas Carrière (Oberon) and Tony Vierling (Peaseblossom)
Photo by Dan Norman