‘Gint’ in Appalachia
UWM students stage a life’s immensity in a studio theater
UWM instructor Jim Tasse directs the drama, which stars two different students in the title role. In act one, we see Glenn Widdicombe in the role. Widdicombe has a sinewy, precise stage presence that should be interesting in the ragged end of the role. At the tale’s beginning, we see a man of ambition limited by his own actions, which involve lying, drinking and various sexual misadventures. In act two, Michael Jeske plays Gint as a 75-year-old billionaire who has compromised much and looks to found a new country based entirely on corporations. Widdicombe, Jeske and a host of other actors hope to bring the immensity of one life into the humble confines of a studio theater.
Gint runs Dec. 4-8, at Kenilworth Studio 508, 1925 E. Kenilworth Place. For tickets, call 414-229-4308 or visit arts.uwm.edu/tickets.
Sunset Playhouse brings James W. Rodgers’ adaptation of the Frank Capra classic to the stage this holiday season as it presents It’s A Wonderful Life, Dec. 5-31, in its theater space at 800 Elm Grove Road. For tickets call 262-782-4430 or visit sunsetplayhouse.com.
The popular comic wedding theater show, Tony & Tina’s Wedding, will descend on Turner Hall Ballroom, Dec. 5-14. The dinner-and-a-show in a wedding reception format has appealed to audiences for decades. For tickets, call 414-286-3663 or visit pabsttheater.org.