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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Aaron Kopec, playwright of Murder Castle and Faust, has explored dark parts of the psyche in productions at the Alchemist Theatre. This summer, however, Kopec offers up Help Wanted, a show that should be less sinister and more subtle...
05.29.2012 | | Posted at 03:58 PM

Next Week: A free show staged at a house

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Modern publishing on the big best-seller scale sounds a lot like Hollywood now. I recently read that when the author of Hunger Games was told about a pre-existing Japanese novel that had a lot in common with hers…she asked them if she should read it. No innate interest. No mind of her own. She's a technician working for them. They told her not to read the book. Was the author fed ideas stra...
11.12.2011 | | Posted at 11:04 PM

UWM Labworks presents Fly Steffens’ tribute to the popular poet

By Russ Bickerstaff
I find Charles Bukowski’s work to be extremely tedious. I am referring to his written work, of course. I can only assume his work for the US Post Office in LA was better than his written work, but it’s tough to say. Not that I don’t understand why people like his work. I just don’t find it to be all that interesting myself. His work just doesn't speak to me.   I don't like Bukowsk's wri...
10.22.2011 | | Posted at 03:46 PM

Brittany McDonald’s fiery intensity in The Sins of Sor Juana

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s an earthy gravitas about the eyes looking out into the lobby of the UWM Theatre Building from the North wall. Brittany McDonald’s headshot has a casual intensity about it that captures a bit of what makes her stage presence so appealing. It’s not at all spooky—it is a casual intensity, but it makes for a really fun performance in the lead of UWM Theatre's latest—The Sins of So...