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09.14.2014 | 4 days ago | Posted at 03:36 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This October, Old World Wisconsin hosts all three installments of rising actress/playwright Liz Shipe’s Sherlock Holmes trilogy. Originally stage in the historic Brumder Mansion in three distinct stagings, Old World Wisconsin will be staging all three in consecutive weekends.Shipe wrote and directed the series, which is being stages with nearly everyone who appeared in the original cast. The two...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

A new kind of ‘Lady in Waiting’

Playwright/actress Liz Shipe deftly juggles action, comedy and drama with her latest. A Lady in Waiting relates a variation on the Robin Hood legend told from the perspective of a capable, independent Maid Marian and her companion, Aria
05.06.2014 | 134 days ago | Posted at 08:21 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theater RED recently announced that it will be producing the latest by Milwaukee playwright Liz Shipe. Shipe’s Sherlock Holmes plays at the Brumder Mansion were critical and commercial hits. Shipe’s work is very sharp and very commercially appealing. For her latest, Shipe is tackling the legend of Robin Hood with Lady In Waiting.  The play will be staged this coming August. Auditions wi...
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Heartwarming holiday show set in 1940s Milwaukee

 It’s exceedingly difficult to tell an original Christmas story. With Home For Christmas, playwright Liz Shipe does a solidly entertaining job of telling a story familiar enough to seem like a dramatic stage comedy that’s been around
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

Theater Preview

 It started out simply, with Liz Shipe and Perry Heideman imagining dramatic fairy tales in a series of photographs. Now, Shipe's “Reconstructing Grimm” project is coming live to the Brumder Mansion in a fully staged...
09.19.2012 | | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Writer/Director/Actress/Producer/Costume Designer Elizabeth Lynn Shipe has been working on a project that clearly means quite a bit to her. Her Reconstructing Grimm project launches its first fully-realized play as it presents Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party. It's a wholly ambitious work taking place at the Brumder Mansion this month. Michael Traynor stars as the legendary detective...
08.24.2012 | | Posted at 07:01 AM

Liz Shipe stages an interactive Sherlock Holmes

By Russ Bickerstaff
Originally a very elaborate and creative photo project, Liz Shipe's Reconstructing Grimm will be staging its first live production next month. Shipe and company will take to the Brumder Mansion for a production of a new Sherlock Holmes adventure. Built in 1910, the historical mansion is a perfect fit for a fictional character who was active from 1880 to 1914.    And it's interactive. The audie...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The best children's fare of any kind is a delicate balance. It should be fun and entertaining for kids and those accompanying them, it should be educational without being too obvious and, if it's really good, it should instill a few moral lessons without getting...
01.28.2011 | | Posted at 08:47 AM

A local actress chases fairy tales with a photographer

By Russ Bickerstaff
The remarkable thing about actress Elizabeth Shipe and photographer Perry Heideman�s Urban Fairy Tales�project is just how completely un-commercial the idea was at the outset. She wanted to do a series of photos dressed as characters from fairy tales�if for no other reason than to entertain herself and have some really cool-looking profile pics for Facebook. The project quickly became quite comp...
08.29.2010 | | Posted at 04:21 PM

One Weekend-Only Neil Haven Show Is More Than Expected

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s exceedingly difficult to be surprised by local theatre. Neil Haven’s one-weekend show The Playdaters managed to amount to a little more than expected. The initial premise is kind of interesting . . . Haven and Jeremiah Munsey star as a couple of guys playing a game with online dating. They challenge each other to do strange things with strangers on first dates with a variety of women pl...

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