Alchemist Theatre plays host to a classy and immersive dramatic murder mystery
game this October with Closing Night.
The stage is everywhere as audience members circulate throughout the ground
floor and basement of the building, looking through clues on the trail of a
Cicada Theatre Company delivers a solidly comic evening of outdoor theater at
summer’s end as it presents The 39 Steps.
Drew Brhel directs a cast of four playing a great many roles in a briskly
paced send-up of the 1930s Alfred Hitchcock spy story. William Bolz manages the
right amount of wry humor in the
The story of The 39 Steps goes back
to 1915. Scottish John Buchan wrote the adventure while languishing in bed with
an ulcer. The story was serialized in a British magazine. Twenty years later Alfred
Hitchcock turned it into a film, considered one of his greatest early pictures.
Seven decades later, a comic stage
adultery, betrayal, infidelity, murder, mutilation and the requisite sibling
rivalry in a fight for power, lust and gold. Just another modern day reality TV
show? Something to do with really, really desperate “housewives
The Alchemist Theatre’s intimate venue
will host an epic classic, King Lear,
in a space capable of amplifying the immediacy of human emotion, with an
excellent cast. Milwaukee theater star Bo Johnson stars. Bringing a
Puerto Rico-born Craig Wright is probably
best known as a television writer. The man who created “Dirty Sexy Money” has a Masters of Divinity degree from
United Theological Seminary and is also a playwright. His dark
Koren Black's white, sterile set comes to a sharp point. In a way, it
serves as the title character in the U.S. premiere of John Goodrum's The Nightmare Room, a satisfying
thriller that opens the season for...