William Steig had a prolific career prior to publishing a story about a big
green ogre going out to see the world. The book that was to launch a franchise came roughly half a century after
Steig’s earliest work as an illustrator. His biggest success didn’t happen
until after he hit 80 years of age. Shrek!
The First Stage Children’s Theater production of Jackie and Me is an inspirational tribute to Jackie Robinson,
performed with the greatest of sincere intentions for a youthful audience. This
is children’s theater and woe onto
Ruth, an African-American student at Milwaukee’s Fourth Street School, grieving her brother’s murder by police during the city’s battles for open housing, has gone truant. Forced back to school, she is assigned to give