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Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Tonight @ The Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 p.m.

Though it deals with lofty issues of race, Alice Childress’ debut play, 1955’s Trouble In Mind cuts its heavy subject matter with omnipresent humor that never detracts from the play’s serious message. The play follows African American actress Wiletta Mayer on the heels of her big break: a staring role in a Broadway production. She soon realizes, though, that the cringe-worthy racial attitudes of her director could make this dream job...
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

Theater Review

Trouble in Mind, a drama by Alice Childress exploring race relations, occupies the "play within a play" theatrical sub-genre. Like many such works, it possesses a mirror-like quality, reflecting the audience's own assumptions back on themselves. It would be tempting to consider the script, set in the 1950s, when it was written, a mere curio of a less enlightened age, yet that is the very mistake Childress insists we avoid. The Milwaukee Rep's production...
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009

Today @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 2 & 7 p.m.

Though it deals with lofty issues of race, Alice Childress’ debut play, 1955’s Trouble In Mind cuts its heavy subject matter with omnipresent humor that never detracts from the play’s serious message. The play follows African American actress Wiletta Mayer on the heels of her big break: a staring role in a Broadway production. She soon realizes, though, that the cringe-worthy racial attitudes of her director could make this dream job...
Friday, Dec. 5, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 8 p.m.

The Wild Space Dance Company celebrates the aesthetics of winter with its latest program, Snow, which runs through Saturday at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre with 8 p.m. performances. The company’s new choreography explores the impact of winter weather, from severe ice storms to blizzard white-outs, and guest choreographer Erin Dudley, on loan from New York, will perform her new solo piece, “Sedna’s Betrayal,” a choreographed telling of an enduring Eskimo myth.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 2 and 7 p.m.

Set in 1946, State of the Union is the unlikely tale of a good-natured businessman who, despite his lack of political background, is picked to run as the Republican candidate for president of the United States of America. His estranged but loving wife guides him through the process, helping him stay true to his moral principles. The play’s optimistic view of human nature could have come straight out of a Frank Capra film...
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 2 p.m.

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of I Am My Own Wife, features more than 30 characters—a feat that is especially impressive since it only features one actor, Michael Gotch. He works overtime to tell the remarkable true story of German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a resilient individual who survived the brutality of World War II and the Third Reich. This difficult, one-man drama wraps up its run today with one last...
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 6:30 p.m.

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of I Am My Own Wife features more than 30 characters—a feat that is especially impressive since it only features one actor, Michael Gotch. He works overtime to tell the remarkable true story of German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a resilient individual who survived the brutality...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Theater Review

   "Politics makes strange bedfellows," says a reporter-turned-political-adviser in State of the Union, a play about the 1948 presidential election that opened The Rep's new season last weekend. Timing is everything, of course, and this production remains highly relevant in 2008. With the presidential election looming, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

Set in 1946, State of the Union is the unlikely tale of a good-natured businessman who, despite his lack of political background, is picked to run as the Republican candidate for president of the United States of America. His estranged but loving wife guides him through the process, helping him stay true to his moral principles. The play’s optimistic view of human nature could have come straight out of a Frank Capra film—and...
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Stackner Cabaret - 6:30 p.m.

The Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret continues its season tonight with a 6:30 p.m. performance of its latest program, Isn’t It Romantic, a tribute to classic romantic songwriters like George and Ira Gershwin and Rodgers and Hart. It stars Jimi Ray Malary, who recently anchored the Stackner’s Duke Ellington tribute Ellington...

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