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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

The Rep’s drama of communication

 In Catherine Trieschmann's How the World Began, Milwaukee Rep's Deborah Staples stars as a teacher who moves from New York to teach in the rural Midwest in the wake of a major natural disaster. She finds further difficulties
10.04.2011 | | Posted at 08:48 AM

Milwaukee Rep's Two-person drama in the Stiemke

By Russ Bickerstaff
Mimi Lien’s set is simple, abstract and strikingly beautiful. Two hardwood paths converge. A few planks stick out—rising from those paths. The two paths’ vertex is covered in a black, hardened tar-like substance. I don’t recall ever seeing a set so perfectly sum-up the story taking place on it. On an abstract, symbolic level the set sums up the story quite nicely. Thankfully, the Milwauk...
10.03.2010 | | Posted at 11:35 AM

The Rep’s First Stiemke Show of the Year Seems To Contemplate A Theatre Of Absence

By Russ Bickerstaff
The immensity of the empty space is apparent the moment one walks into the Stiemke Theatre. Scenic Designer Kevin Depinet punctuates a largely undressed stage with a few old picture frames. The floorboards come together at strange angles. There’s a window. The lights fade. The show’s three actors appear onstage and the show begins. The Milwaukee Rep’s first of two shows at the Stiemke Studi...