Kander and Ebb's Kiss of the Spider Woman is
a sharp musical theater exploration into the nature of human incarceration. The
characters’ cinematic fantasies of life beyond the cell walls should contrast
starkly with the
Arthur Goldman is a successful Manhattan
industrialist, surrounded by his millions of dollars and a few loyal employees.
But lurking in the shadows are also ghosts of his past, real and otherwise. Goldman is a Holocaust
Earlier this season, the Milwaukee
Repertory Theater and Acacia Theatre looked at the Holocaust with the Rep's The Diary of Anne Frank, followed by
Acacia's Irena's Vow. Both involved
the terror of the concentration camps
Gigi is one of those old-fashioned storylines that hearkens
back to a time when life was all about class systems and love was all about
moving between them (preferably upward). Boy (Gaston) knows girl (Gigi). Boy
A young girl
trains to be a courtesan in France at the turn of the 20th century. She falls
in love and gets married. A thoroughly unremarkable story—it's probably the
type of thing that happened quite a lot back then. There's
Dale Gutzman's Off the Wall Theatre has produced a wide array of plays over the years. Some of its best work has been in the realm of comedy, the direction it heads at summer's end for Terrence McNally's The Ritz...
The theatre district of downtown Milwaukee houses some relatively big stages. Huddled between a bar and a restaurant right across from the Pabst Theatre rests a much smaller one. Hidden there in plain sight is The Off The Wall Theatre--a quaint little studio theatre on 127 East Wells Street that has been home to quite a few different shows over the years. The show there sometimes reach for a k...
Off the Wall Theatre's production of the Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt musical Roadside is given the strange position of trying to cram the vastness of the Old West onto one of the smallest stages in town. Despite there being no real reason why it should...
When people take advantage of the ambiguity of identity at the expense of others, it can get positively revolting. Take the case of David Hampton, a man who passed himself off as the son of Sidney Poitier in the early '80s. Hampton conned money...