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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
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 If history is to be believed, Charles Dickens was as much an actor as a writer, developing the characters in his novels before a mirror to get them just right before committing them to paper.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

APT’s ‘Molly Sweeney’

 If a 41-year-old Irish woman, blind since the age of 10 months, can regain her sight, she should be overjoyed. But Molly Sweeney, the title character of author Brian Friel’s play of the same name, is not so sure. What she
08.19.2012 | | Posted at 03:51 PM

A Second Day and A Second Night in Spring Green

By Russ Bickerstaff
Our second night in Spring Green, Wisconsin was a more traditional trip Up The Hill for Shakespeare. It came after a day of visiting various touristy places in the surrounding area. Again: Spring Green, Wisconsin  If you enjoy APT but haven’t been in a while, it’s a nice opportunity to come back. A number of new places of popped-up in the last couple of years including a book store starte...
08.18.2012 | | Posted at 09:28 AM

A lovely show that I failed to enjoy completely with the American Player’s Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
Spring Green is as charming as ever in late summer. My wife and I find ourselves here again after a one year absence. Our first evening of the weekend is an indoor show—Shakespeare’s Will. Going to the American Player’s Theatre to see a show indoors feels kind of strange, but it doesn’t take long for us to settle into the show. The show in question is directed by Brenda DeVita . . . who ...
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Fans of Peter Pan well know author James M. Barrie's ability to look at life's challenges through the lens of the heart, arriving at solutions both childlike in their simplicity and complex in their effect. Barrie takes the same lens to the English class system...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
The seventh annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival unleashes itself upon the city this week with a popular mixture of stand-up, improv and sketch comedy. This year, hosts Matt Kemple and Patrick Schmitz are bringing the fest to Next Act Theatre...

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