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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Chamber Theatre explores the meaning of art

 What really constitutes “art”?  Market value?  Personal perception? The opinion of experts? Or are all these factors just in the eye of the beholder and the beholden? These and other questions are raised in the Milwaukee Chamber
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SummerStage abridges the Bard

 “The play’s the thing,” says Hamlet. In the case of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), “play” becomes “plays” as the SummerStage troupe in Delafield attempts to perform the Bard’s 15 comedies, 10
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Alchemist stages Shakespeare’s timeless tale

 Let’s see: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, murder, mutilation and the requisite sibling rivalry in a fight for power, lust and gold. Just another modern day reality TV show? Something to do with really, really desperate “housewives
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pink Banana’s One Act Plays

 As Pink Banana Theatre Company celebrates its Ninth Annual Festival of One Act Plays, the thematic name of the game is, well, games. Make that “Game Night.” Seven short one acts, ranging from 12 to 20 minutes
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

‘Living Out’ sets the price for status

 Boulevard Theatre ends its season with a thought-provoking look at class differences, “the price” of status and the sacrifices made in trying to balance work and family in Living Out. Lisa Loomer’s play centering on a nanny
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

‘Lucky Stiff’s’ slapstick at Sunset Playhouse

 Put together a down-on-his-luck shoe salesman and a $6 million inheritance from an unknown uncle with very specific instructions in his will, and you have the makings of a screwball comedy. Add strong casting, solid
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Guilt and Responsibility

 Arthur Goldman is a successful Manhattan industrialist, surrounded by his millions of dollars and a few loyal employees. But lurking in the shadows are also ghosts of his past, real and otherwise. Goldman is a Holocaust
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In Tandem’s ‘Beast on the Moon’

 “There was—and there was not,” intones the elderly man in Armenian at the start and end of Beast on the Moon, Richard Kalinoski’s deeply affecting play about two survivors of the Armenian Genocide, which opened last

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