Weekend Arts Roundup: Pride and a Pair of Plays

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MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about Twin Cities Pride Festival and two plays: one dealing with race and class and the other taking a humorous look at post-apocalyptic potties.

Twin Cities Pride Festival: With its home base in Loring Park in Minneapolis, the Twin Cities Pride Festival is a celebration of the GLBT community; there's no admission fee and all are welcome. Twin Cities Pride features stages, food and beverage booths, art and live music. Marianne suggests visiting the website tcpride.org for further details.

Clybourne Park: This satiric comedy about race and class centers on a black family who move into a white neighborhood in 1950s Chicago. The play features local actors Shá Cage and Peter Christian Hansen, among others. Clybourne Park opened at the Guthrie Theater on June 1 and it continues to August 4.

Urinetown: The Musical: This musical comedy envisages a future in which a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. A single malevolent company profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs until a hero foments a revolution that may offer relief. Urinetown opened at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis on June 7, and it runs until August 11.

Marianne Combs joins The Current's Morning Show for the Weekend Arts Roundup every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Read about all the latest arts news at the State of the Arts blog at mprnews.org.

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