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04.07.2012 | | Posted at 11:36 PM

Soulstice Theatre presents a staged reading of David Ive’s POLISH JOKE

By Russ Bickerstaff
David Ives’ work doesn’t get produced nearly often enough. I can remember somewhere in the mist of early memory from some several years ago seeing a fully-staged production of David Ives’ Polish Joke at the Broqadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre. It was staged by the late Bialystock and Bloom theatre company . . . Years later, the play is being staged as a reading by Soulstice Theatre...
11.28.2011 | | Posted at 06:25 AM

A Soulstice reading of David Ives’ THE NEW JERUSALEM

By Russ Bickerstaff
The idea that God and Nature are basically the same thing is kind of a simple one that most people take for granted. Speak that idea aloud in the modern world and you'™re likely to get a yawn or two. However . . . say you're a 17th century Dutch lens grinder. Say that sort of thing and you'™re likely to upset a great number of people. And so it was with Baruch de Spinoza. Spinoza has bcome one ...
05.08.2011 | | Posted at 09:21 AM

First Stage’s Young Company presents a program of shorts by Stoppard and Ives

By Russ Bickerstaff
  As much respect as I have for First Stage Children's Theatre, I gained even a little bit more when I found out that they were going to be staging shorts programs featuring the work of Tom Stoppard and David Ives. Both playwrights are unflinchingly cool modern voices that just might rank as some of the better playwrights of the past fifty years. The Stoppard short in question is his Fifteen Mi...
07.29.2010 | | Posted at 07:43 PM

After 25 years, The Boulevard Theatre gives Milwaukee FOURPLAY.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre is the first to officially open its 2010-2011 season. This week, it opens its 25th anniversary season with Fourplay: 4 Comedies of Seduction. Four romantic comedy shorts by four different playwrights play out on a nearly empty stage. Three contemporary comedies are followed by an intermission and Harold Pinter’s 1962 one-act The Lover. Boulevard Artistic Director Mark Buc...
01.24.2010 | | Posted at 05:29 PM

Upcoming Benefit Cocktail Party Features Reading of Ives’ All In The Timing

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Theatre group-in-transition Goats & Monkeys  has announced its next free evening. Something of a departure from its usual Shakespeare fare, the 8pm Goats & Monkeys get together on February 12th will feature readings from contemporary playwright David Ives’ All In The Timing. It’s a program of comic shorts by the Chicago-based author of Polish Joke. Some time ago, the Sunset Playhouse stag...