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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Theatrical Tendencies presents ‘The Temperamentals’

  It’s all too easy to separate the history of gay rights into pre- and post-Stonewall eras. The fight for gay rights, however, did not begin in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn.
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Martin’s Madcap Musings

 Soulstice Theatre founder Char Manny marks her final production with the company in Steve Martin’s 1993 work, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Her direction is superb and one easily perceives the chemistry and sense of play between ensemble members who have collaborated frequently
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
 It’s a really fun premise: One of the 20th century’s most influential artists hangs out at a French café with one of that century’s most influential scientific minds. Somewhere along the line, the single most successful solo recording act in history shows up to hang out as well in comedian Steve Martin’s hilarious Picasso at
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
 There can be purity and simplicity in a play about a woman, her husband and her lover. Given the opportunity to breathe on an intimate studio theater stage, Harold Pinter’s Betrayal has emotional gravity to draw in an audience. Soulstice Theatre stages this gravity quite well in its current production.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Soulstice rocks the Schoolhouse

 A group of remarkably long-lived animated educational shorts gets another look this summer as Soulstice Theatre presents a staging of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Directed by Jillian Smith and Char Manny, the production holds
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A comedy of social relations

 The theater's nature as a highly social art form can mean delightful things for plays focusing on social relations between characters. British playwright Shelagh Stephenson's The Memory of Water is a compelling look at the
09.09.2012 | | Posted at 05:53 AM

Soulstice Theatre's ROCKET MAN

By Russ Bickerstaff
Playwright Steven Dietz opens Rocketman at a couple of very uncomfortable points in the life of its protagonist. As the play opens, the reluctant landscape architect is getting rid of everything he owns. His wife has left him for a guy named Kale. His daughter is sixteen years old. She will be cutting herself out of his life in a matter of time. Everything is falling apart. And Soulstice Theatre w...
09.06.2012 | | Posted at 08:33 AM

Punks, Assassins and Existential Abstraction in September's First Full Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The theatre season picks up its rhythm this week with three significant openings in Milwaukee.      The first of the shows opens tonight at the Cream City Collectives on 732 East Clarke Street. World's Stage Theatre presents Fly Steffens' staging of Punkplay. . . the story of a couple of kids starting punk bad in a suburban wasteland of the '80's.    The CCC is a cozy little space that's ...
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
The Boulevard Theatre's cozy studio space is perfect for the intimate comedies staged by Artistic Director Mark Bucher. The theater group opens its season Sept. 19 with the Midwest premiere of Yasmina Reza's Life (x) 3. It is precisely...
09.01.2012 | | Posted at 01:49 PM

Self-referential musical theatre comes to Soulstice in late September

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Self-referential art always runs the risk of coming across like a pair of mirrors facing each other. You can tell that the light is probably having a lot of fun bouncing back and forth between the two mirrors, but it isn't anything that is always terribly entertaining for an audience. Sometimes, though . . . sometimes the mirror turns in on itself and comes up with something beautifully whimsi...

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