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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Artist steals dog in 'Chesapeake'

 It’s a story about art. It’s a story about communication. It’s a story about the comedy of deep, interpersonal connection. But above all it is a story. In Tandem’s production of the one-actor comedy Chesapeake is well worth seeing because it tells a good story. Matt Daniels is the one telling it. As the
Theater
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

UWM students tackle 'Cementville'

There’s a tremendous amount of appeal in Jane Martin’s dark 1990s comedy Cementville. Just looking at the stage as one enters the theater, one might not guess as much. It’s a rancid locker room, the sole setting for the comedy
Theater
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater has seen huge productions of Cabaret and Othello. With 720 seats, it would take quite a stage presence for a single actor to fill all that space. Some time ago, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater did so quite successfully with Deborah Staples as the only actor in a production. It may yet
Theater
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Capable production of Robert Sherwood’s 1930s drama

 Windfall Theatre makes a trip to the edge of the desert with Robert Sherwood’s 1930s drama The Petrified Forest. The ensemble encounter set in a desolate roadside diner in Arizona is the story of a group of people who all seem emotionally restless in different ways. There’s a weighty depth to it that Windfall
Theater
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

The family drama of 'October, Before I Was Born'

 Somewhere in the midst of starring in Renaissance Theaterworks’ The Understudy, actor Ken T. Williams started rehearsing for the next play that would be produced on the same stage by a different company altogether. He’s switching from theater-centric comedy to a serious family drama as Milwaukee Chamber
Theater
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

The Rep’s impressive post-Civil War drama ‘The Whipping Man’

 Set in the South in the days after the Civil War, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s The Whipping Man concerns a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returning to his family estate. Two of the former slaves who had worked on the estate return to it as free men for entirely different reasons
Theater
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

90 minutes of tension with Next Act

 David Mamet constructs an intricate exploration of American prejudice and racial dynamics in Race. As produced by Next Act Theatre, it’s a tight little drama that grinds through 90 tense minutes with no intermission and little room to breathe. Jonathan Smoots plays a wealthy man accused of sexually assaulting a
Theater
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ goes Off the Wall

 Glengarry Glen Ross is the second drama by David Mamet to open in Milwaukee in just over seven days. As his relatively recent drama Race makes it to the stage at Next Act Theatre, a Mamet classic resonates through one of the smallest stages in town. Glengarry is a look at the twitchy, emotional heart of capitalism