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10.03.2011 | | Posted at 10:51 AM

Carte Blanche’s MEIN KAMPF

By Russ Bickerstaff
George Tabori’s Mein Kampf could easily have been very, very bad. A comedy about Hitler could go in a number of awful and shaloow directions. It’s a relief to know that the comedy about a young, pre-Nazi Hitler is actually really funny. Tabori’s irreverent swipe at one of the 20th century’s greatest villains manages to be funny in both a silly, superficial way and in funny (and, well, ki...
08.14.2011 | | Posted at 06:01 PM

The parade of new short works on an intimate studio theatre stage.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Carte Blanche's First New Plays Festival—a one weekend affair—ran for four nights. The second set of shorts joined the rotation on Friday night. I had the opportunity to see the last three shows to open on matinee Saturday. Here are some impressions:   This Is My Charity by Ken Morgan Directed by Emily Craig, this was a comic bit starring Christopher Weis as the head of an energy compa...
07.10.2010 | | Posted at 09:31 AM

Sparkling Orange Soda Productions Opens Its First Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
The second of two new Milwaukee theatre companies opened its debut show this week. Last night, Sparkling Orange Soda Productions opened its dark comedy The Wolf, The Princess and t he Revolver. More than a little rough around the edges, the production exhibits potential.� � A dark comedy written by Jackie Benka and Dominic Michael Lenz, The Wolf The Princess and the Revolver envisions a conver...