Graydon Royce

Reporter, theater critic | Theater/Arts
Phone: 612-673-7299
Graydon Royce has been in love with theater ever since he portrayed Crusher, Mad Dog Vachon and Wally Karbo to frenzied applause in the 6th grade talent show at Hilltop Elementary School. His most embarrassing moment in life was a dance audition at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre in 1974. So many steps, so few feet. Now he just likes to watch.

Recent content from Graydon Royce

'Cocktail Hour' playwright A.R. Gurney: An outsider in his own family

Playwright A.R. Gurney’s early estrangement helped feed his play “The Cocktail Hour,” opening Friday at the Guthrie.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 11:54 AM

Novelist Richard Ford brings back his most enduring character

Pulitzer-winning author Richard Ford comes to St. Paul with a new book about his most enduring character, Frank Bascombe.

Updated: November 23, 2014, - 07:23 AM

Minnesota Opera president resigns after 2.5-year stint

Kevin Ramach resigned as president and general director after a brief tenure.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 08:02 PM

Twin Cities theater notebook: 'Love's Labours Lost' and 'The Whale' open Friday

THEATER NOTEBOOK: The Moving Company brings to stage a project once intended for Theatre de la Jeune Lune.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 01:27 PM

Guthrie's 'Christmas Carol' is an enduring occasion

REVIEW: The Guthrie's 40th production of “A Christmas Carol” is an incantation of the season — a repetition of ritual whose aim is to sustain and revive our humanity after exhausting labors.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 11:31 AM

'Relics' sees the present as the past, set in the future

REVIEW: “Relics” provides a light look at our cultural life – as viewed from 300 years in the future.

Updated: November 17, 2014, - 11:39 AM

Grimm brothers' 'Juniper Tree' comes to life at Open Eye

REVIEW: Grimm fairy tale has a magical aura, except for that evil stepmother.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 03:04 PM

Kevin Smith to stay as Minnesota Orchestra chief

The former president of Minnesota Opera, who stepped in after the Minnesota Orchestra's lockout, will now serve through 2018. He has received good reviews, and the board decided to remove the interim title this week.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 07:56 PM

Jungle Theater's 'On Golden Pond' feels soft

REVIEW: The Jungle Theater staging, with Bain Boehlke and Wendy Lehr, has charm and sentiment but misses a chance to be memorable.

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 01:20 PM

Karen Armstrong looks at myth and reality about religion and violence

The world’s so-called religious battles are more complex than they seem, author Karen Armstrong argues in her new book.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 03:57 PM

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