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04.11.2011 | | Posted at 11:27 AM

The Bay Players welcome spring with three bizarre comic shorts by Ciristopher Durang

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium is as traditional a proscenium theatre as one is likely to find. Actors mill about on it as the play starts. Director Raymond Bradford renders a backstage mood onstage by way of introduction. This may be three shorts by a relatively obscure contemporary playwright, but his is a quintessential community theatre experience. It’s exceedingly cool that a ...
04.06.2011 | | Posted at 09:08 AM

One of Milwaukee Theatre's most venerable organizations presents the one-acts by contemporary playwright Christopher Durang

By Russ Bickerstaff
The name of playwright Christopher Durang stands out in my mind as one of the more interesting contemporary stage authors. This is kind of odd, as I can only recall actually seeing a few of his plays. And while I don’t have terribly strong feelings for The Marriage of Bette and Boo, there was a love of storytelling in it that made it an interesting night at the theatre. Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s...
12.24.2010 | | Posted at 01:38 PM

The Venerable Local Community Theatre Is Active Early In The New Year

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the oldest theatre traditions in the state, The Bay Players continue to be active into the New Year with both an opening and auditions scheduled for January. January 14th, the Players’ production of The Butler Did It opens. The Tim Kelly whodunit spoof takes place on an island off the coast of San Francisco. A group of mystery writers attend a murder mystery weekend—all dressed as the...
05.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The strangest production I’ve seen all season may have been Milwaukee High School of the Arts’ production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin Of Our Teeth back in November. There’s nothing quite like the experience of seeing a larger-than-life face of Mike Jacobs talking about the end of the world from the ceiling of a high school auditorium . . . but Windfall Theatre’s production of Betty’s...