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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Opening the season with an old favorite, ‘Master Class’

 “Don’t lose sight of the seeds but keep pushing forward,” says Artistic Director C. Michael Wright of his goals for Milwaukee Chamber
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Next Act Theatre's production of Morris Panych's Vigil is a work of art. The darkly comic story of a man waiting for his aunt to die requires a precise balance that director Mary MacDonald Kerr and company execute quite well...
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
The Milwaukee Rep creates a powerful stage drama from a classic of American literature, as it presents Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. An ensemble provides vocal scoring to a brilliantly balanced cast, including...
01.22.2012 | | Posted at 09:51 PM

Next Act presents VIGIL

By Russ Bickerstaff
So there’s this guy—kind of a jerk. He quits his job as a bank clerk to care for his ailing aunt. He wants her to die so that he can collect his inheritance. She’s in no hurry to die. And it’s a comedy. And it’s being presented by Next Act, which is the first bit of good news. The next bit of good news is the fact that it’s being directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr. Judging from the work...
10.21.2011 | | Posted at 04:32 PM

The Elegant Simplicity of Driving Miss Daisy

By Russ Bickerstaff
Seeing three shows a week, I often tend to forget the sheer joy of the most basic elements of theatre. C. Michael Wright hands you a tiny matchbox. Slide it open and there’s a couple decades’ worth of history, an allegory between two people, the story of race relations in the mid twentieth century south, the difficulty with aging and . . . well . . . quite a few other things. Wright (Milwauk...
10.16.2011 | | Posted at 07:26 AM

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents a fundraiser in honor of co-founder Ruth Schudson

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has developed a respectable standard of theatre over the years. When founding any theatre company, there’s no question that everyone involved would like to see the entity live long beyond their retirement. As the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues to produce quality shows many, many years after its founding, it appears poised to do just that. The late Milwau...