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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
The Boulevard Theatre's cozy studio space is perfect for the intimate comedies staged by Artistic Director Mark Bucher. The theater group opens its season Sept. 19 with the Midwest premiere of Yasmina Reza's Life (x) 3. It is precisely...
07.11.2012 | | Posted at 12:21 PM

A Staged Reading of Courtney Stirn's PROFESSOR LONSDALE tonight at Bucketworks

By Russ Bickerstaff
  It's nice when summer can blossom with last-minute things here and there that get announced at the last minute. It's even better when I can personally make these shows as they usually end up being a bit fresher than that which has been planned-out well in advance. Too bad I can't make this one.   Tonight at 7:30 pm at Bucketworks on 706 South 5th Street, The World's Stage hosts a reading of ...
Thursday, July 5, 2012
As if sensing my feelings—namely, that it was a privilege to be sitting in the tiny Carte Blanche Studios theatre so close to the riveting dancer Isaac Sharratt as he gave his all in the opening passages of choreographer Cheyla Clawson's...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Artistic Sense: Bucketworks, “the world's first health club for the brain,” celebrated its 10th anniversary with nonstop creative goings-on in its amazing 27,000-square-foot space on South Fifth. While showing off the historic multiple-building...
11.10.2011 | | Posted at 09:07 AM

Fools For Tragedy host play reading to benefit the Hunger Task Force

By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre is so ephemeral. It’s often quite difficult to tell if a performance actually having some kind of tangible effect on things rather than simply existing onstage for a span of time. It’s nice to see the occasional show that looks to do something real and tangible beyond the stage as well. This month, Fools For Tragedy presents the first in its Play in A Bucket series. The idea behind ...
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

Milwaukee's lab for learning and performing

When my job dissolved with Theatre X in 2004, Bucketworks rescued me. There was nothing like it...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Theater Reviews

Robb Smith plays an American college professor working overseas in Beirut who is captured by terrorists. Forced to take in the world around him through sound alone, the professor spends much of his time trying analyzing the social complexity of his situation. Smith has a firm grasp on the character’s intellectual side, rendering an intelligent performance that is solidly rooted in emotional reality.
Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tonight @ Bucketworks - 8 p.m.

Spiral Theater continues its brief production of Lee Blessing’s tense drama on American/Middle Eastern relations, Two Rooms, tonight with an 8 p.m. performance at Bucketworks. The play depicts the symbolic connection between a college professor, kidnapped and blindfolded somewhere in Beirut, and . . .