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Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Next Act stages a radio play of the Capra Christmas classic

 Few holiday films attract the kind of attention that Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life has enjoyed for about half
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Next Act’s take on the Frank Capra classic

This holiday season, Next Act Theatre returns to Mary MacDonald Kerr’s unique take on a Frank Capra classic as it presents It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Show. Seasoned Milwaukee stage actors play Milwaukee actors from the golden age of radio ...
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Marx and Moses Meet Again

In Next Act Theatre’s Groucho: A Life in Revue, Milwaukee’s resident Marx for many years, Norman Moses, returns in yet another appearance in the role. The biographical sampling of the legendary comic’s work also features David Cecsarini as Chico and Chris Klopatek as Harpo
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Next Act’s examination of a culture of dishonesty

 The generative question for Jason Wells’ Perfect Mendacity was whether individuals trained in Method Acting could beat a polygraph test. Method Acting allows practitioners to generate emotions on cue through conditioned mental imagery. Employing these techniques, subjects could manipulate how their
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Next Act performs ‘Perfect Mendacity’

 The idea itself is engrossing. The fact that it’s an idea that forms a premise for a play being brought to the stage by Next Act Theatre makes it irresistible. The company’s staging of Jason Wells’ Perfect Mendacity stars Mark Ulrich as Walter Kreutzer, a microbiologist for a defense contractor who is being investigated
Friday, April 12, 2013

Next Act’s exploration of heart and spirit

 Craig Wright's Grace thrives on various elements of discomfort. Next Act Theatre deftly navigates its way through the uncomfortably odd angles of Wright's script in its production of this tragic drama
Monday, March 18, 2013

Next Act performs Craig Wright’s dark comedy ‘Grace’

 Puerto Rico-born Craig Wright is probably best known as a television writer. The man who created “Dirty Sexy Money” has a Masters of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary and is also a playwright. His dark
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

It’s a Wonderful Christmas at Next Act

 A Google image search for "sentimental Christmas movie" pulls up many images from Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life. Next Act Theatre does a brilliant job of bringing the sentimental story to the stage in a breathtakingly refreshing

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