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06.21.2011 | | Posted at 11:47 AM

Ed Morgan/John Kishline drama to be staged at Kohler Arts Center In Early July

By Russ Bickerstaff
150 years ago, a colossal shipwreck profoundly affected the city of Milwaukee. Roughly 300 people died. It is said that 1,000 were orphaned by the sinking. Last September, on the 150th anniversary of the sinking, there was a staged reading of a well-written drama about life in Milwaukee just before the ship sank. Ed Morgan and John Kishline’s Rising Tide: The Sinking of the Lady Elgin was feat...
09.12.2010 | | Posted at 11:36 AM

Damned Theatre Opens With Provocative Historical Drama In An Organic Period Setting

By Russ Bickerstaff
I was a part of the final audience of The Damned last night . . . (actually, it was the final audience of Damned Theatre’s first show: A Rising Wind: The Lady Elgin Story. A drama written by Edward Morgan and John Kishline about one of the greatest naval tragedies in the histories of the Great Lakes.)  The show’s one-weekend-only performances took place entirely at the Best Place Tavern at...
08.26.2010 | | Posted at 11:07 PM

New Theatre Company Debuts With Lady Elgin Drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s always interesting when shows get announced only weeks before their openings. So many shows appear months after they were first mentioned. Months of advance notice is nice, but the last-minute ones keep a theatre season interesting. Not too long ago, the latest new theatre company—The Damned Theatre�announced its premiere production—A Rising Wind. It’s a drama about the sinking of t...