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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Madison’s Forward Theater presents John Logan’s Tony winner

 When artist Mark Rothko asks his assistant, “What do you see?” he is asking himself the same question. When
Album Reviews
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
Poets often plumb the depths of their experiences for inspiration, but Patty Larkin didn’t have to look far for material for Still Green. The death of both her father and mother and witnessing her sister, a jazz pianist, suffer a stroke after surgery was enough to send the Milwaukee native to a dune shack on Cape Cod’s Outer
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Milwaukee’s Angela Iannone stars in Madison production

The trials and tribulations of a Lebanese-American family form the focal point of Sons of the Prophet, the first production this season by Madison’s Forward Theater Co. Stephen Karam’s comedy-drama offers an original voice 
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
 When it comes to travelers, Romare Bearden’s life itself was something of an odyssey. He traveled as a child from rural South Carolina as part of the mid-20th century northward African-American migration, in his case to Harlem.
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

A modern adaptation in an intimate setting

 Is there such a thing as an “intimate epic”? If so, then perhaps American Players Theatre’s production of Antony and Cleopatra fits the bill. This pared-down version of Shakespeare’s historical tragedy opened Aug. 17 in APT’s Touchstone Theatre
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Dark secrets in a jubilant America

 American Players Theatre does best what it loves most—exploring classic drama that offers a breadth and depth of intellect and emotion. This season one of APT’s best productions is Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, which opened Saturday at the Spring Green Up-the-Hill Amphitheater
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ in Spring Green

 Life’s random cruelties drive the existential farce Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which opened last Saturday at American Players Theatre in Spring Green. But Tom Stoppard’s 1966 absurdist tragicomedy, based on two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, owes more to Samuel

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