Insightful Look into a Bully’s Psyche
Mary MacDonald Kerr directs 'Crash'
First Stage’s Crash runs March 28-April 13, at the Todd Wehr Theater of the Marcus Center for Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. For tickets, call 414-267-2961 or visit firststage.org.
Sunset Playhouse takes us on a musical journey that pays tribute to some of the most influential females in the music business. Karen Estrada, Paula Garcia, Beth Mulkerron, Ellen Winters and Whitefish Bay high school senior Emily Pogorelc will embody these women and perform songs “Jolene,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Sisters,” “Somebody Loves Me” and many more. Dames, Dolls, & Divas, Part II will be held March 24-25, at Sunset Playhouse’s Furlan Auditorium, 800 Elm Grove Road. For ticket information, call 262-782-4430 or visit sunsetplayhouse.com.
Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson takes us on an emotional journey of estranged sisters Bessie and Lee who are reunited after Bessie, sole caretaker for their bedridden father and ailing aunt, is diagnosed with a terminal illness. The show, which Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa’s Co-producer Elizabeth Havican describes as “full of delightfully funny moments leaving you laughing one minute and crying the next,” reflects McPherson’s struggles with AIDS, which claimed first his partner’s life, and then his own at age 33. Marvin’s Room runs March 21-April 6, at the Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa’s new West Allis theater space, Inspiration Studios, 1500 S. 73rd St. For tickets, call 414-207-4879 or visit villageplayhouse.org.