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11.09.2014 | 41 days ago | Posted at 02:22 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Dale Gutzman’s Off the Wall Theatre brings an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstien to life this month. From Boris Karloff to Robert DeNiro, there have been countless interpretations of the creation of Dr. Victor Frankenstein in cinema over the years. The Off the Wall staging in one of the most intimate theaters in town features Off the Wall regular Jeremy Welter playing the role in an ada...
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Off The Wall Theatre opens its season with a dark, sensual reimagining of Kander and Ebb’s Broadway classic, Cabaret. In the theater’s limited space, director Dale Gutzman stages a haunting spectacle of glitz, glamour and gall with a clever and sardonic spin that forces his audience deep into the deliciously sinful netherworld
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ goes Off the Wall

 Glengarry Glen Ross is the second drama by David Mamet to open in Milwaukee in just over seven days. As his relatively recent drama Race makes it to the stage at Next Act Theatre, a Mamet classic resonates through one of the smallest stages in town. Glengarry is a look at the twitchy, emotional heart of capitalism
Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Off the Wall’s Christmas horror spoof

 What happens when a traditional holiday music show falls through for a theater company? If that company happens to be Off the Wall Theatre, the natural choice is to go with a musical spoof of ’50s horror films. We can only hope that local audiences are ready for Dale Gutzman’s The Creature from the Black,
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
 Kander and Ebb's Kiss of the Spider Woman is a sharp musical theater exploration into the nature of human incarceration. The characters’ cinematic fantasies of life beyond the cell walls should contrast starkly with the
Monday, March 18, 2013

Guilt and Responsibility

 Arthur Goldman is a successful Manhattan industrialist, surrounded by his millions of dollars and a few loyal employees. But lurking in the shadows are also ghosts of his past, real and otherwise. Goldman is a Holocaust
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Off the Wall’s small stage drama

 Earlier this season, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Acacia Theatre looked at the Holocaust with the Rep's The Diary of Anne Frank, followed by Acacia's Irena's Vow. Both involved the terror of the concentration camps
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

‘Gigi’ sparkles in a small space

 Gigi is one of those old-fashioned storylines that hearkens back to a time when life was all about class systems and love was all about moving between them (preferably upward). Boy (Gaston) knows girl (Gigi). Boy starts to
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Off the Wall’s intimate ‘Gigi’

 A young girl trains to be a courtesan in France at the turn of the 20th century. She falls in love and gets married. A thoroughly unremarkable story—it's probably the type of thing that happened quite a lot back then. There's

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