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Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

A comic riff on Hitchcock

 The Phantom Cicada Theatre Company delivers a solidly comic evening of outdoor theater at summer’s end as it presents The 39 Steps. Drew Brhel directs a cast of four playing a great many roles in a briskly paced send-up of the 1930s Alfred Hitchcock spy story. William Bolz manages the right amount of wry humor in the
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
 SummerStage of Delafield has picked some really good comedies for this summer. Early this season, the outdoor theater in Lapham Peak State Park played host to Larry Shue’s The Foreigner, set in rural America. Their staging of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) was precisely the kind of light
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SummerStage abridges the Bard

 “The play’s the thing,” says Hamlet. In the case of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), “play” becomes “plays” as the SummerStage troupe in Delafield attempts to perform the Bard’s 15 comedies, 10
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Larry Shue’s comedy The Foreigner continues to be greatly entertaining nearly three decades after it first debuted in Milwaukee. SummerStage of Delafield’s outdoor space in Lapham Peak State Park provides an airy intimacy
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
 Summer always brings theater outdoors. Many of the best places to see outdoor theater occur far from the metro area in touristy places like Spring Green and Door County, but there are a fair number of outdoor shows that
08.23.2012 | | Posted at 06:55 AM

Radio Evangelist prompts shut down of THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED)

By Russ Bickerstaff
I hadn't heard of him prior to yesterday. In the past he has insinuated parallels between cannibalism and homosexuality. He's a guy with a soft-spoken voice who runs a radio show out of Milwaukee. On August 9th, he turned some attention on his radio show towards an upcoming locally-based production of the reduced Shakespeare Company's The Bible: The Complete Works of God (Abidged). Local actors ...
08.20.2012 | | Posted at 07:06 AM

Summerstage of Delafield presents RSC comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Taken at face value the King James bible is . . . . really difficult to take seriously for all kinds of reasons. the fact that people use it to justify those things that they justify is also kind of silly. So it makes the perfect basis for comedy.    Some Time ago, the Reduced Shakespeare Company brought brought the bible to the comic stage with The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Bridge...
07.28.2012 | | Posted at 03:45 PM

SummerStage of Delafield opens a Musical produced with Waukesha Civic Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Summer Stage of Delafield continues to look a little more impressive each summer. This summer's schedule is packed with quite a few shows. The latest runs this weekend only. A joint production between Summer Stage and the Waukesha Civic Theatre, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a colorful musical animated by a bright synthesizer accompaniment.  Lapham Peak State Park is actually kind of big. My wife ...
07.25.2012 | | Posted at 12:28 AM

World's Stage brings HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES to Summerstage of Delafield

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Yesterday I'd mentioned something about a program that Sunset Playhouse was hosting at the end of the month involving children's theatre classes and Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. The Hound of the Baskwervilles was Doyle's third novel involving legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The story, involving legends of a demonic hound, makes its way to the outdoor stage in Delafield this comin...
06.15.2012 | | Posted at 07:08 AM

Suitcase Shakespeare brings a truncated Hamlet to Lapham Peak State Park

By Russ Bickerstaff
We enter now into mid-June. A time when many of the larger, more established theatre stages in Greater Milwaukee are fully asleep dreaming of the season to come. These then are the days of outdoor Shakespeare. And there certainly is a great deal of it in the next couple of weeks.   As chance and circumstance would have it, there are three outdoor SHakespeare shows in the next three weeks. At mon...