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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber’s ‘Things Being What They Are’

 Billed as a “bromantic comedy,” Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Things Being What They Are delivers lots of laughs along with insight into relationships, identity and male friendship in middle-class America. Written by a female playwright, Wendy MacLeod, this play is incisive in its treatment of male voices and
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

Two Men and Many More Laughs

Billed as a “bromantic comedy,” Things Being What They Are has all the indicators of being a fun two-man show. Dan Katula and Ryan Schabach star in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of the contemporary piece by Wendy MacLeod. Schabach plays Bill, a man waiting for the arrival of his unfaithful
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In Tandem’s ‘Beast on the Moon’

 “There was—and there was not,” intones the elderly man in Armenian at the start and end of Beast on the Moon, Richard Kalinoski’s deeply affecting play about two survivors of the Armenian Genocide, which opened last
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

In Tandem’s ‘Beast on the Moon’

 Sometimes everything comes together on a production. Sometimes all of the elements of a show run together in just the right way. That's what seems to have happened prior to opening night with In Tandem Theatre's
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

First Stage presents ‘Lois Ehlert’s Mole Hill Stories’

 The gentle, colorful fables of famed children’s author Lois Ehlert come to life in the world premiere of Mole Hill Stories, produced by First Stage in collaboration with Milwaukee’s Danceworks. The show is part of First Stage’s
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012
Playwright Steve Yockey envisions oppression as a tyrannical child ruling her toys with an iron fist. The idea has some merit. Yockey’s story, titled Cartoon, receives a staging this month courtesy of Youngblood Theatre.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Optimist Theatre welcomes the summer with an enjoyable production of Shakespeare's classic drama Macbeth. The outdoor staging on the campus of Alverno College moved along briskly on a crisp summer evening...
03.02.2012 | | Posted at 09:52 AM

Well over 1,000 words on Youngblood’s new show. (All of them more or less in order.)

By Russ Bickerstaff
Intro: The Personal Stuff Youngblood’s latest show is about a pair of people going through inpatient therapy. They’re psychologically disjointed people. Youngblood Theatre company has a tendency to take things off center and find stages away from traditional venues. I like this about them. I’ll joke with Michael Cotey about it on occasion. (At least I think that’s what we’re doing.) A...
06.14.2011 | | Posted at 12:16 PM

Hit continues through three more performances

By Russ Bickerstaff
Michael Cotey has never really had the opportunity to play a character quite like Mickle Maher’s incarnation of Dr. John Faustus. As witnessed over the course of the play, An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor ohn Faustus on this, His Final Evening— the man who sold his soul to the devil is in no hurry to die. The production, which stars Cotey and Young...

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