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Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

A modern adaptation in an intimate setting

 Is there such a thing as an “intimate epic”? If so, then perhaps American Players Theatre’s production of Antony and Cleopatra fits the bill. This pared-down version of Shakespeare’s historical tragedy opened Aug. 17 in APT’s Touchstone Theatre
08.18.2012 | | Posted at 09:28 AM

A lovely show that I failed to enjoy completely with the American Player’s Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
Spring Green is as charming as ever in late summer. My wife and I find ourselves here again after a one year absence. Our first evening of the weekend is an indoor show—Shakespeare’s Will. Going to the American Player’s Theatre to see a show indoors feels kind of strange, but it doesn’t take long for us to settle into the show. The show in question is directed by Brenda DeVita . . . who ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Is there any literary character more malevolent than Shakespeare's Richard III? Deformed of body, malignant of mind, Richard murders his way to the throne of England. The “poisonous bunch-backed toad” is eventually undone, but not before killing...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Despite promotion to the contrary, American Players Theatre's The Royal Family has more heart than humor, but the production's greatest asset is its excellent cast of APT veterans and the fun they have with their roles...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Whether it takes place on the stage or the screen, acting can be an all-consuming occupation. If it is true that only an actor can truly understand another actor, perhaps this is why actors so often become romantically involved. Acting couples tend...
04.18.2011 | | Posted at 07:27 AM

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s The Lion In Winter

By Russ Bickerstaff
Quite a few people could be heard commenting on the set opening night. Stephen Hudson-Mairet’s giant, imposing castle structure seems heavy and solid enough for the giant stone blocks to tumble through the stage floor of the Cabot Theatre. The massive grey stone structure (lovingly carved out of foam, no doubt,) serves as the backdrop to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of The Lion In ...
07.07.2010 | | Posted at 07:25 PM

American Players Theatre Announces Holiday Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the summer begins, a reasonably large number of people begin to descend upon the tiny town of Spring Green Wisconsin for various reasons. A fair number of us will have gone there this summer for the American Players Theatre’s annual summer season. With some really great actors and impressive production design in a beautiful spacae outdoors, it’s a really great experience. The company�s re...

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