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Theater
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber’s ‘Things Being What They Are’

 Billed as a “bromantic comedy,” Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Things Being What They Are delivers lots of laughs along with insight into relationships, identity and male friendship in middle-class America. Written by a female playwright, Wendy MacLeod, this play is incisive in its treatment of male voices and
Theater
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Martin’s Madcap Musings

 Soulstice Theatre founder Char Manny marks her final production with the company in Steve Martin’s 1993 work, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Her direction is superb and one easily perceives the chemistry and sense of play between ensemble members who have collaborated frequently
Theater
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

An experimental troupe visits South Milwaukee PAC

 Testifying to its commitment to offering diverse and innovative programming, the South Milwaukee PAC hosted the experimental Chicago performance troupe, 500 Clown. Employing improvisation, circus arts and mind-blowing physicality, 500 Clown strives to “create a charged environment” that places the performers
Theater
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

'My Business is to Sing'

 Renaissance Theaterworks opens its 21st season with William Luce’s one-woman show The Belle of Amherst, a close psychological study of Emily Dickinson. Actress Jenny Wanasek takes us through many events from the poet’s life, beginning with her adolescence and progressing through her twilight years when she
Art
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Oliver Benson at Timothy Cobb Fine Arts

 Visit Timothy Cobb Fine Arts to take in modern artworks the proprietor compares to the Old Masters in quality, technique and nuance, and describes as “unlike anything seen in Milwaukee.” On display through Nov. 16, “Recovered Age, A Mystic Iconic: Paintings by Oliver Benson” is divided into two series of oil
Art
Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

‘Exploded Library’ at Salvaged Studio and Gallery

Nestled in the Northwest Side’s arts and crafts district, Rachael Brooke Winkley’s Salvaged Studio and Gallery (1409 N. 54th St.) features art and accessories made by Brooke Winkley and other artists. Salvaged is dedicated to the display and sale of fine art, crafts and accessories made from repurposed materials
Theater
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Next Act’s examination of a culture of dishonesty

 The generative question for Jason Wells’ Perfect Mendacity was whether individuals trained in Method Acting could beat a polygraph test. Method Acting allows practitioners to generate emotions on cue through conditioned mental imagery. Employing these techniques, subjects could manipulate how their