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Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its season with the 1962 classic A Thousand Clowns. This American comedy tells the story of an eccentric New Yorker who must conform to society if he is to keep custody of his 12-year-old genius nephew...
10.21.2011 | | Posted at 04:32 PM

The Elegant Simplicity of Driving Miss Daisy

By Russ Bickerstaff
Seeing three shows a week, I often tend to forget the sheer joy of the most basic elements of theatre. C. Michael Wright hands you a tiny matchbox. Slide it open and there’s a couple decades’ worth of history, an allegory between two people, the story of race relations in the mid twentieth century south, the difficulty with aging and . . . well . . . quite a few other things. Wright (Milwauk...
12.05.2010 | | Posted at 04:59 PM

Santaland Diaries With Jonathan West and Tom Klubertanz

By Russ Bickerstaff
I�d first heard David Sedaris� voice on a twenty-year-old boom box in a college dormitory on the East Side. Halfway into my sophomore year in college, I was surfing through the stations when I heard the voice of Ira Glass�that guy who did Audio Arcade for NPR back in the �80�s. He was starting a new show�This American Life. A couple of months later, there�s the distinct voice of David Sedaris tal...
09.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  Ten years after the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, playwright Moises Kaufman and his associates returned to the town. They had previously been there working on a play about how the tiny Wyoming community of 27,000 was dealing with the knowledge of the fact that there were people in their sleepy little town responsible for an inhuman level of brutality. The play, which had met with a g...
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Book Preview

Centuries have passed since the Roman Catholic Church held inordinate power over the hearts and minds of its flock. Nevertheless, the idea of the church being answerable only to itself seems too deeply entrenched to be...