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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
William Inge's classic Bus Stop is a fun ensemble piece. It's light enough that one doesn't have to over-think it, but also deep enough to offer complexity for those interested in a bit more. The challenge for any production is to juggle the ensemble...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its commitment to working with area university theater programs as it opens William Inge's Bus Stop in collaboration with UW-Parkside. Bus Stop is a mid-'50s comedy perhaps best known...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Strange and compelling stories have sprung from the basic setup of two actors and a park bench on a stage. Richard Lyons Conlon takes this premise in an interesting direction in the drama One Time. In a world premiere developed in part...
08.15.2010 | | Posted at 06:58 PM

Milwaukee Chamber's New Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
I felt as though I was attending Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season opener—Jeeves Intervenes in partial costume. There was a classic black eye patch over my right eye. Due to my having sustained a blow to the left eye—an un unwanted gift from someone I’d never seen before, I had been suffering from a partially detached retina. The gas bubble in my right eye meant that it would be necessar...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Intimate Proximity and Milwaukee Chamber's New Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues a really good season with its latest—a production of William Inge’s Moon Over The Brewery—a highly accessible contemporary comedy about a woman her daughter and her daughter’s imaginary friend. Direted by Angela Iannone, the play gracefully glides through a very predictable plot arc that is nonetheless very, very satisfying. From the moment one sets foo...
04.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Looking ahead beyond the next two months, you can almost see the summer theatre season approaching. One of the best things about summer theatre in Wisconsin is the opening of the American Players Theatre season. Though the snow is still melting on the ground and it’s still a bit chilly outside, the upcoming summer outdoor APT season feels that much closer, as APT core company member James DeVita...
02.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
There is an inherently social aspect to the theatre that is often (for good reason) obscured in the process of production in the interest of telling a story. The audience’s tenuous social connection with characters being manifest through actors onstage can, in many cases, be compromised when the audience is dirctly acknowledged. Every so often, however, a play comes along that openly embraces...
11.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s always reassuring to see local arts groups linking up with other nonprofits to help support them. Soulstice Theatre, for instance, always donates a portion of its ticket sales to a charity associated in some way with the production it’s staging. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has announced an interesting partnership with Literacy Services of Wisconsin for its latest production—Jonathan Gilla...

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