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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
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...
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....
02.10.2011 | | Posted at 06:24 AM

Group raising funds for next Shakespeare in the Park show

By Russ Bickerstaff
A group of theatre professionals sit around over pizza casually discussing things and a few years later, there�s a large group of people watching a free outdoor production of The Tempest in the shadow of Alverno. Optimist Theatre�s first Shakespeare in the Park outing was exceedingly well attended and acclaimed.� � As last year�s production of The Tempest was a successful as it was, Optimist is ...
06.25.2010 | | Posted at 06:58 PM

Outdoor Shakespeare at Alverno

By Russ Bickerstaff
� The Optimist Theatre�debuts a prospective annual outdoor Shakespeare series with a production of The Tempest. Due to slightly haywire scheduling, I was unable to attend the show opening weekend. Thankfully, I had the evening open last night. Due to a weird twist of chance, it ended up being my third outdoor Shakespeare show in six days. Surprisingly, my third trip outside with Shakespeare and a...