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07.29.2014 | 61 hours ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Emotional intimacy can be very difficult to maintain in an outdoor theatre. The dramatic immediacy can fizzle in the open air. Summerstage manages a respectable kind of intimacy with its emotionally entrancing production of Talley’s Folly, which opened this past weekend. Phil Stepanski and Ruth Arnell star in a two-person romantic drama about a couple of people meeting at an old boathouse in Mis...
07.21.2014 | 10 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Lanford Wilson comedy Talley’s Folly is a strikingly good fit for outdoor theatre in the summer. There is so much about next month’s production with Summerstage that sounds like a really, really fun trip out of town for an evening.First of all, there is the play: it’s a one-act comedy set in a gazebo-like outdoor structure in Missouri in July of 1944. The play is staged a little bit late...
06.11.2014 | 50 days ago | Posted at 04:22 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Outdoor summer theater opens in a big way this weekend in the greater Milwaukee area as a couple of notable productions open. Optimist Theatre’s staging of The Winter’s Tale at Kadish Park opens the same  weekend as Summerstage of Delafield’s outdoor production of Don’t Drink the Water. Director Brian D. Zelinski brings Woody Allen’s 1966 play to the outdoor stage at Lapham Peak Sta...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
The story of The 39 Steps goes back to 1915. Scottish John Buchan wrote the adventure while languishing in bed with an ulcer. The story was serialized in a British magazine. Twenty years later Alfred Hitchcock turned it into a film, considered one of his greatest early pictures. Seven decades later, a comic stage
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
The Old and New Testaments receive comic treatment from Phantom Cicada Theater and SummerStage in a production of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) at the space at Next Act Theatre. Bo Johnson directs Nate Press, Emmitt Morgans...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nestled in its little corner of Door County, Bjorklunden feels like a section of Baileys Harbor that is caught beyond time. There's a strange quality to the air that seems more authentic and less touristy than the rest of the Lower Peninsula...
08.17.2010 | | Posted at 03:31 PM

Work of Mark Wale and Lady Augusta Gregory staged in Lapham Peak State Park

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the final weeks of outdoor summer theatre make their way across various stages in remote parts of the state, a somewhat more local park will be hosting a trio of Irish shorts at the end of the month.   Lapham Peak State Park plays host to two plays written by Lady Augusta Gregory and one by Mark Wale as presented by SummerStage of Delafield.  The Mark Wale short Bad Sunday evidently makes i...

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