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Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Next Act finds the heart of human connection

Stephen Massicotte's The Clockmaker is a delicate drama of narrative poetry. Events don't unfold in a linear fashion. They conform to a dreamlike logic of emotion that resonates through the heart of human connection. It's very, very difficult stuff to
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
 Leslie Fitzwater stands onstage as legendary French diva Edith Piaf. There's a beautifully tragic tone to her voice. Notes cascade out into the theater. Rick Rasmussen's set strikes the same simple elegance as the singer herself and the singer she is playing. Clean, simple lines flow into the empty
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
First Stage creates an interesting historical contrast in Jonathan Gillard Daly's To The Promised Land. The story of life in Milwaukee for an African-American girl named Ruth during the civil rights movement fluidly alternates with the story of young Golda Meir as she grows up in Milwaukee earlier
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
The plot has been compared to Kafka, but there are elements that also echo the work of Philip K. Dick and quite a few others. The fact of the matter is that it is about time. "It," in this case, happens to be Stephen Massicotte's The Clockmaker. A mild mannered maker of
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

The Rep’s drama of communication

 In Catherine Trieschmann's How the World Began, Milwaukee Rep's Deborah Staples stars as a teacher who moves from New York to teach in the rural Midwest in the wake of a major natural disaster. She finds further difficulties
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
 Mentalist Marc Salem is performing a one-man show at the Stackner Cabaret called Mind Over Milwaukee. In this hour-and-a-half long program, Salem performs mentalist tricks involving prediction, thought, numbers, sleight of

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