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10.10.2011 | | Posted at 09:09 AM

In Tandem Theatre’s MRS. MANNERLY

By Russ Bickerstaff
Jeffrey Hatcher is one of the single best comedic playwrights working today. I could go on for thousands of words about all the stuff that he’s written, but his Three Viewings (which I saw with Kopper Bear productions several years ago) and Murderers (which I saw with Next Act considerably more recently) had some of the cleverest comic lines I’ve ever heard. And while his Ten Chimneys (which...
09.15.2011 | | Posted at 08:47 AM

In Tandem brings the season’s second Jeffrey Hatcher to Milwaukee with MRS. MANNERLY

By Russ Bickerstaff
After an undoubtedly successful opening for the Rep with the Jeffrey Hatcher comedy Ten Chimneys the playwright'™s work makes its second appearance on a Milwaukee stage next month as In Tandem Theatre presents its staging of Mrs. Mannerly--”a reasonably autobiographical show Hatcher wrote about taking a class in etiquette as a kid growing-up in Ohio in 1967. A two-person show in a  space as ...
09.11.2011 | | Posted at 04:01 PM

Another Look at the Rep’s Ten Chimneys

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Rep has opened its season with the Midwest premiere of a Jeffrey Hatcher comedy. It’s a real pleasure to see something this new by a playwright as talented as Hatcher, even if the work is far from Hatcher’s best . . . even if it’s largely bereft of those personalities that Rep audiences have come to love over the years.  There are some welcome new faces here that give one t...
05.12.2010 | | Posted at 10:27 PM

Next Act Persents Jeffrey Hatcher Show at Kohler Arts Center This Summer

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Jeffrey Hatcher’s Murderers is a staggeringly well-written comic drama. Next Act Theatre’s production of the play that graced the stage of the Off-Broadway Theatre at the end of 2008 was easily one of the best shows I’ve seen in the past five years. And even if I’m not going to have a chance to see it, the fact that the production will be making it to Sheboygan this summer gives me ...