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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Optimist’s free Shakespeare show

 Optimist Theatre returns this summer with another free, outdoor Shakespeare production. This time around, Optimist stages the show in Kadish Park’s amphitheater overlooking the downtown Milwaukee skyline
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 One of many plays by William Shakespeare to be staged in Wisconsin this summer, the Optimist Theatre’s As You Like It has the distinction of being perhaps the only one presented for free. Optimist has been doing a free outdoor
07.02.2012 | | Posted at 03:26 PM

A theatre group in transition turns to a classic Shakespearian romantic comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Last fall, Jerry Gomis and Suzanne Graff left Door Shakespeare. When two directors leave a relatively small theatre company, things change. And when a company is as appreciated as Door Shakespeare is, things don't collapse altogether. They shift, but they don't collapse.   And so it is that the largely outdoor summer theatre company in Door County returns to a two-show season this summer und...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nestled in its little corner of Door County, Bjorklunden feels like a section of Baileys Harbor that is caught beyond time. There's a strange quality to the air that seems more authentic and less touristy than the rest of the Lower Peninsula...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Fish Creek's venerable Peninsula Players continues its 77th season with Larry Shue's classic comedy The Nerd. The story of an insufferably annoying man made its world debut in Milwaukee in April 1981. It has since been staged all over the country. The story concerns itself with an...
12.09.2011 | | Posted at 01:00 AM

Design and UWM’s Latest Shakespeare

By Russ Bickerstaff
The design sensibilities present on the stage of UWM’s Mainstage Theatre can often end up being some of the best in town. Designers working with UWM end up taking some chances that have made for some really impressive work in the recent past . . . their productions of shows like From These Green Heights and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot have been really impressive visually. Their latest is a...
06.28.2010 | | Posted at 06:17 AM

APT’s Deftly Balanced Shakespearian Comedy In Spring Green

By Russ Bickerstaff
As You Like It is one of those comedies. Shakespeare sometimes wrote really, really long works featuring multiple subplots. Many different characters designed to appeal to many different types of people drift about, occasionally colliding into each other. Things often wrapped-up in a hurry at the end. Sometimes there was a wedding. Sometimes there were many weddings. As You Like It is one of tho...
06.17.2010 | | Posted at 06:03 PM

APT Opens Its Season With Shakespeare Up The Hill

By Russ Bickerstaff
Nationally recognized Wisconsin theatre company The American Players Theatre�opens its season this year with a production of a classic pastoral comedy As You Like It. �Director Tim Ocel and company take the production design in 1930�s direction. In the Zane Williams press pics available online, there�s a kind of stylish early 20th century feel to this particular journey to exile in the forest of...