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Preston spent his childhood in Jamaica and adolescence in New York before earning an English degree at Yale. He has served on the Pulitzer Prize jury for drama. He has been a Star Tribune theater critic since 1998.

Latté Da director Peter Rothstein bids a 'Next to Normal' adieu

His swan song production opens Saturday in Minneapolis.

Review: Jungle Theater's stirring 'Courtroom' drama disturbs the soul

The immersive reality theater show reaffirms the meaning of citizenship.

Hennepin Theatre Trust announces a new CEO

Todd J. Duesing arrives from Cincinnati, where he was COO of the largest performing arts center.

7 most intriguing things about 'The Courtroom' deportation play, staged in Twin Cities

Arian Moayed's docudrama gets an immersive regional premiere at Minneapolis' Jungle Theater.

Working through trauma, Edina playwright searches for renewal and a sense of home

Rosanna Staffa publishes her first novel at age 72.

Review: Guthrie's 'Murder on the Orient Express' stays on track as bloody good fun

The Agatha Christie whodunit gets a cinematic staging and is loaded with humor.

'Antigonick' updates a classic Greek tragedy for the Instagram age

"Antigone" translation runs a taut, action-filled 75 minutes.

Ten Thousand Things' 2023-24 season is all about love, power and redemption

As part of the theater's 30th year, it will bring back its writing workshop for underserved people.

Review: Shakespeare's a cowardly thief in Ten Thousand Things' 'Emilia'

It imagines a history where the Bard cribs work from the first woman to publish original poetry in English.

Review: 5 surprising things you learn in 'The Defeat of Jesse James' at History Theatre

The new Chan Poling-Jeffrey Hatcher musical is contemporary and historical at the same time.