St Paul native Michael Robins was in junior high school when he and a few buddies started their own movie company. Highland Theater of the Square made silent movies with a borrowed super 8 camera. All the neighborhood kids served as extras. It was fun.
After studying dance and mime in Paris, Robins returned to the Twin Cities and founded the Illusion Theater. The company is celebrating its 40 season! Michael Robins is an artist and a businessman. His stories and his playlist take center stage in this week's Music with Minnesotans.
Next week: Jenn Deyo is an MPR colleague. Her son, Abe, is on the autism spectrum. Her stories and playlist will inspire.