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Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

The president provided an optimistic view of government power

Complaints about President Obama's State of the Union address on both sides of the political divide (which was obscured...
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

Obama shouldn’t cut spending to appease critics

On the eve of his first “State of the Union” address, Barack Obama confided that he would "rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president." But his proposal to freeze domestic spending is exactly the kind of policy that could result in four years of stagnation—rewarded by an election defeat at the hands of dispirited and disillusioned voters. If he continues to surrender his mandate, he just...
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...
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. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 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 . . .
Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

Theater Preview

With the Stiemke Theater occupied by a production that requires only one actor, the Milwaukee Rep has freed itself to utilize a large number of Resident Acting Company members for its season-opening show at the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. With a cast consisting of some of the best Milwaukee-based professional actors, including Torrey Hanson, Deborah Staples, the Pickerings (James, Rose and Steve), Gerard Neugent and others, the Rep should have a hit on its hands with State of the Union, a political ensemble drama . . .

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