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08.01.2012 | | Posted at 07:51 AM

A look back at the 2011-2012 Theatre Year In Milwaukee

By Russ Bickerstaff
Intro Being a theatre critic who attends 100+ shows per year, my year is defined a bit differently than a standard calendar will allow for. My year starts in August with the first shows of the new theatre season,  continues through May as regular season switches gears for the summer shows and finally ends in July as the new theatre season gets underway the following month . . . and so each ye...
01.06.2012 | | Posted at 04:46 PM

FLU SEASON will arrive in March

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Earlier today, Youngblood announced its next show . . . a show which will be staged March 1st through 17th at a venue yet to be announced. The play is being directed by Michael Cotey. The play is the Snow Romance. Which is to say that it is Flu Season which is to say that it is kind of a strange deconstruction on the nature of human connection by contemporary playwright Will Eno. The play sta...
06.14.2011 | | Posted at 12:16 PM

Hit continues through three more performances

By Russ Bickerstaff
Michael Cotey has never really had the opportunity to play a character quite like Mickle Maher’s incarnation of Dr. John Faustus. As witnessed over the course of the play, An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor ohn Faustus on this, His Final Evening— the man who sold his soul to the devil is in no hurry to die. The production, which stars Cotey and Young...
10.05.2010 | | Posted at 04:41 PM

Options for a theatrical Halloween Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
The month of Halloween brings with it an interesting mix of opportunities. Here are four different opportunities for the weekend of the 31st:   On The 28th, the Oriental Theatre kicks-off Halloween Weekend with a production of Angry Young Men’s Night of the Living Dead Puppet Show. George A. Romero’s classic public domain 1968 horror film is brought to life via muppet-style arm and head pup...
04.10.2010 | | Posted at 07:17 PM

Next Act and Youngblood Welcome Playwrights

By Russ Bickerstaff
Late last month, The Boulevard Theatre opened the Midwest premiere of It’s Your Mother with a pair of performances attended by the show’s playwrights Durante & Tuxill. It was interesting seeing the show knowing that they were in the audience and their attendance at the talkback added an interesting dynamic to the evening. Boulevard Theatre’s It’s Your Mother runs through May 9th. This m...
01.25.2010 | | Posted at 07:27 PM

Andrew Edwin Voss and Jason Waszak victims of a senseless act of violence.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Andrew Voss� phone goes straight to voicemail. With things being as busy as they had today, I hadn�t gotten word about the physical assault of the Youngblood Theatre co-founder until relatively late. As soon as I�d gotten word of the incident I�d attempted to call him. No answer. Then I saw the note in the press release. Earlier today, he was in critical condition. I�m at a loss. The latest info ...
01.22.2010 | | Posted at 06:14 PM

Youngblood’s 2nd Season Opens With An interesting Drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter is a provocative exploration into the nature of human intimacy and the emotional end of sexuality. Though the plot is remarkably well constructed and there are some really brilliant bits of dialogue, the play’s action and its allegorical nature are ultimately very, very unsatisfying. That being said, Youngblood’s production of the drama, running now through Fe...
01.21.2010 | | Posted at 04:05 PM

The Co-Star of Youngblood’s New Show Talks About Red Light Winter

By Russ Bickerstaff
Recent UWM Theatre graduate and Youngblood co-founder Andrew Edwin Voss has been fortunate enough to be quite a busy. In addition to helping form the fledgling theatre group, he’s made some memorable appearances onstage in Milwaukee Chamber’s production of Picnic and Youngblood’s own environmental production of Savage In Limbo at the Landmark. This month he appears alongside Tess Cinpinski a...
01.20.2010 | | Posted at 06:09 PM

The Co-Star of Youngblood’s New Show Talks About Red Light Winter

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Recent UWM Theatre graduate and Youngblood co-founder Andrew Edwin Voss has been fortunate enough to be quite a busy. In addition to helping form the fledgling theatre group, he’s made some memorable appearances onstage in Milwaukee Chamber’s production of Picnic and Youngblood’s own environmental production of Savage In Limbo at the Landmark. This month he appears alongside Tess C...
09.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  Ten years after the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, playwright Moises Kaufman and his associates returned to the town. They had previously been there working on a play about how the tiny Wyoming community of 27,000 was dealing with the knowledge of the fact that there were people in their sleepy little town responsible for an inhuman level of brutality. The play, which had met with a g...

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