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12.24.2011 | | Posted at 04:33 PM

Alison Mary Forbes joins the puppets at Carte Blanche

By Russ Bickerstaff
nI don't know if I have different standard for local productions. I just know that the big touring shows that roll through town feel like tremendous waste of time, money and talent...not unlike Broadway itself. So why do I still like Neil Haven's Who Killed Santa?nThe adult puppet show that involves a dirty old Santa, a drunken Rudolph and resurrection through sex with a corpse is anything but sop...
09.06.2011 | | Posted at 09:41 AM

New Company's 100 Year Portrait of an acclaimed American playwright

By Russ Bickerstaff
Legendary playwright Tennessee Williams was born 100 years ago. New theatre company Fresh Page Productions debuts with a program of four shorts and a few journal entries written by the influential storyteller at the Carte Blanche Studio Theatre. The program opens with a reading from Williams' journal by Carte Blanche Theatre regular Christopher Weis. The selection is a very intimate look at the ...
08.12.2011 | | Posted at 01:41 PM

A Seemingly Random Sampling of theatrical moods on an Intimate Studio Theatre space

By Russ Bickerstaff
Carte Blanche Theatre’s Play Fest opened last night. A weekend of short plays, Play Fest plays out more like a series of smaller works than an actual shorts program. The seven shorts on the program rotate through six different larger program sets over the course of this weekend. Here are some impressions from opening night:   Kicking a Dead Baby by Jordan Gwiazdowski     Paul Matthew Madde...
05.28.2011 | | Posted at 03:22 PM

Carte Blanche Studios Stages Brutal Shakespearian Poetry

By Russ Bickerstaff
T. S. Eliot said it was "one of the stupidest and most uninspired plays ever written." And it was written by Shakespeare. Mr. Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock wasn'™t alone in his assessment of Titus Andronicus--a work that had been almost universally disliked by critics up until only relatively recently. The work was staggeringly popular in Shakespeare's time, however: a commercial box office s...
02.11.2011 | | Posted at 11:08 PM


By Russ Bickerstaff
There�s a kind of nobility to the legend that 17th Century playwright Molière died after collapsing onstage performing in the title role of his final play. The weird irony of it was that Molière was playing the title role of The Imaginary Invalid when he collapsed onstage. Moliere�s last performance was in the role of a hypochondriac named Argan. This being only the fourth performance of a the...
10.12.2010 | | Posted at 06:02 PM

Carte Blanche, Milwaukee Chamber and First Stage Open New Shows This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
Modern, online ticketing with its instant look at the make-up of a theatre audience provides an opportunity to celebrate as seats fill-up for upcoming productions. As of this writing, the Alchemist Theatre’s October horror show is almost sold-out again—the extended extra weekend has only three tickets left available as of this writing.  As of this writing, there are only 3 seats left for Alc...