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06.07.2014 | 140 days ago | Posted at 06:57 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The summer theater season is always an interesting mix of different elements. Next month a murder drama skulks onto one of the most intimate stages in town as Off The Wall Theatre presents Patrick Hamilton’s Rope.The 1929 British drama is inspired by the Leopold and Loeb murder  case. On the sometimes shockingly small stage that is home to Off the Wall, Jeremy Welter and Mark Neufang star a...
06.06.2014 | | Posted at 07:54 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Local comedy groups are like local bands. There are new groups popping up all the time. Go to a show of an entirely new band and you’re likely to see a lot of people you’ve seen in... other bands.A new improv group has sprung out of people who are better known for work in other projects. Jacob D. Bach, who appears in Skylight’s Hair—one of the men behind T.I.M.-The Improvised Musical joins...
06.05.2014 | | Posted at 06:51 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The first Friday of the month approaches. For a certain undeservedly small segment of the local population that means another Dead Man’s Carnival show at the Miramar Theatre. One need not be a dead man to attend. And audiences can attend the show reasonably assured that there probably won’t be any dead men performing on the program. The variety act in question might come across as being misnam...
06.03.2014 | | Posted at 10:38 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Ernest Thompson’s 1979 play On Golden Pond is better-known for the 1981 film that was adapted from it. Granted, Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda put in really good performances in that film, but the story itself is a strikingly resonant dramatic story.Set in rural Maine, the family drama concerns an older couple who have become estranged from their adult daughter Chelsea. She brings visits thei...
05.30.2014 | | Posted at 06:13 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This summer Off the Wall Theatre presents a production of Sara Ruhl’s Late: A Cowboy Song. According to Ruhl, “"This play is for all the lady cowboys of heart and mind who ride outside the city limits of convention." So is the play Ruhl ripping off or riffing off Tom Robbins? Probably not. Or at least not exactly. The author of The Clean House tries her hand at the story of a young marriage an...
06.02.2014 | | Posted at 07:25 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Youth Theatre Company of Plymouth, Wisconsin celebrates our fair state next month with a stage presentation featuring 30 youth and adults from the Plymouth area. Badger Tales is billed as “a celebration of all that is Wisconsin in both story and song.”Songs on the program feature such classics as “On Wisconsin”, “If you Want to Be a Badger” and “The Lumberjacks of Old.” Stories...
06.01.2014 | | Posted at 12:20 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Milwaukee-born Insurgent Theatre returns to town late this month for a multi-media show that offers some really interesting opportunities for local audiences at the Borg Ward on 823 W. National Ave. The Shadow of Lucasville opens the program. It’s a short documentary that revisits one of the longest prison uprisings in U.S. history.The program follows this up with a live phone conversation with ...
05.31.2014 | | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre has been hosting Verse & Vino fundraisers for quite some time now. The latest hits the City Lights Building in the Menomonee Valley this June 14. The fundraiser runs from 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. There are silent auctions. There is wine. There is poetry performed by people involved in local theatre. It’s a really pleasant social atmosphere. In some past years, this event has ...
05.29.2014 | | Posted at 08:10 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Riverwest visual artist Renée Luna Bebeau will be opening a show in West Allis’ Inpspiration Studio Gallery next month. As a part of opening weekend for the show, she will be there at the gallery engaging in a performance that sounds interesting.The show of her work is called “nature morte.” At 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, Bebeau will be performing “rebirth.” The installation for “nature...
05.28.2014 | | Posted at 08:08 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa has evidently had a really good pool of submitted scripts for its 29th Annual Original One Act Play Festival. Rather than having them all featured on a single program, they have spilt them up into two shows. The first of the two shows opens in the beginning of June.Part One features eight different casts performing eight different plays by eight different playwri...

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