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Animal Engine Will Pull Your Heartstrings with Darlings, the Story of Peter Pan from a New Perspective

Earlier this week, you may have read on this site about Animal Engine Theatre Company, an ensemble recently relocated to Minneapolis that specializes in devised physical theater. Their production of Darlings is currently at the Southern Theater for a one-weekend run, and last night I had the opportunity to witness what other critics have raved about. There have been countless versions of J. M Barrie’s classic Peter Pan, but Darlings stands apart. Rather than being a straight retelling, it looks at the story from the perspective of...

Animal Engine Theatre Company Turns Classic Literature on Its Head

There is a newcomer to the Twin Cities theater scene: physical devised theater group Animal Engine Theatre Company, which recently relocated from New York to Minneapolis earlier this year. What is physical devised theater, you might ask? It’s two theater concepts combined together. Devised theater is the process of coming up with an idea and creating a theater piece as a group, rather than a single writer. The group makes the story up as they go, with the initial...

MN Fringe 2015: Recommendations from a Fringe Addict

The 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival runs Thursday, July 30, through Sunday, August 9, and features nearly 175 theater, dance, and other experimental performances. All shows are 60 minutes or shorter and are being hosted at 25 venues throughout Minneapolis. Having made it through the first five days of Fringe as a performer (Tony ’N’ Cleo’s Wedding), volunteer, and festival attendee, I am proud to say I’ve sacrificed sleep to make it to a handful of shows so far (with...
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