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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
 Abstract Art: Opening its 54th season, Alverno Presents presented Nora Chipaumire’s enigmatic performance piece Miriam at Lynden Sculpture Garden
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Optimist’s free Shakespeare show

 Optimist Theatre returns this summer with another free, outdoor Shakespeare production. This time around, Optimist stages the show in Kadish Park’s amphitheater overlooking the downtown Milwaukee skyline
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 One of many plays by William Shakespeare to be staged in Wisconsin this summer, the Optimist Theatre’s As You Like It has the distinction of being perhaps the only one presented for free. Optimist has been doing a free outdoor
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...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
June features not one, but two free outdoor productions of Shakespearean works. The better known of the two productions is Macbeth, which is being staged by Optimist Theatre. There is little that could be said here about Macbeth that hasn't...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Ode to Joy: The "Sound and Fury Sonnet Slam" was a delightful evening of readings—Shakespearean, original or otherwise—that were bawdy, uber-bawdy, romantic or downright funny. The event raised funds for the Optimist Theatre...
05.08.2012 | | Posted at 08:33 AM

A second free helping of Shakespeare In The Park in late June

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Not to be outdone by Optimist Theatre's upcoming free outdoor production of Macbeth this late June/early July . . . Mark Puchinsky and a number of others are staging a production of Two Gentleman of Verona for a few different Milwauke Parks. The production will be performed free of charge June 25th and 26th at Lake Park, June 27th at Washington Park and June 28th and 29th at Humboldt Park. ...
03.23.2012 | | Posted at 04:17 PM

Optimist Theatre fundraising Sonnet Slam

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The Optimist Theatre will be hosting a sonnet . . . slam . . . to benefit Shakespeare In the Park on Monday May 7th at Transfer Pizzeria Café. The Sound And Fury Sonnet Slam starts at 8pm and run until . . . whenever. Tickets for the show are $25. Readers slated to perform on the evening include James Pickering, Tom Reed and Andrew Voss. Sounds like fun. There will be time for attendees to s...
12.30.2011 | | Posted at 08:12 AM

Optimist Theatre’s upcoming fundraiser for Shakespeare in the park

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s raining just a few days before the new year and the whole world seems slightly confused. It’s winter in Milwaukee. Optimist Theatre recently sent out a press release on its upcoming winter fundraiser party. Here they’re celebrating an upcoming Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth that they’re hoping to do this coming June. The juxtaposition of the two names is kind of cute....
05.29.2011 | | Posted at 11:35 PM

Register online for Optimist’s TWELFTH NIGHT.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Optimist Theatre had recently opened its web reservations system for its upcoming free outdoor production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The show, which is being directed by Milwaukee Rep resident actor Laura Gordon, will be running June 16th “ through 26th on the campus of Alverno College. Last year'™s production of Tempest had a really unique energy about it that made for the first of...

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