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Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

Theater Review

It’s tough for any actor to capture the attention of the audience for the duration of a one-person show, but Australian actress Caroline O’Connor holds her own in the Milwaukee Rep’s staging of Bombshells. Written specifically for O’Connor by Joanna Murray-Smith, Bombshells is a series of monologues delivered on an attractive set by Richard Hoover...
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

Theater Preview

In the theater world, the holiday season looks much the same all over the nation. Seasonal favorites take the stage year after year, along with a few independent offerings that add variety. The Milwaukee Rep returns to the Pabst Theater with its annual production of A Christmas Carol, the city’s longest-running holiday theater tradition. The lush, classy show stars James Pickering as Scrooge from Dec. 3-26...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

25 years of daring theater

Out for a long walk one night, Mark Bucher kept going and going until he found himself on a bleak stretch of South Kinnickinnic Avenue, among the ruins of a once-thriving business district in an obscure corner of town called Bay View. It was the mid-’80s and Bay View’s renaissance was still over a decade away. “I saw this empty storefront,” recalls Bucher, who...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Stage Actress

It’s tempting to award this title to Mary MacDonald Kerr, Jacque Troy or any of a wide selection of well-known Milwaukee actresses that turned in brilliant appearances this year, but the lesser-known Liz Mistele has arguably had a better 2010 than any actor in town. Mistele appeared in at least five shows in 12...
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010

Theater Preview

Renaissance Theaterworks opens its season this week with Reasons to Be Pretty, the final chapter in contemporary playwright Neil LaBute’s thematic trilogy about society’s obsession with physical appearance. A few local companies produced the first installment in the trilogy, The Shape of Things...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre maintains an ambitious program of recent and older feature films and documentaries in fall and spring, and hosts such events as the Festival of Films in French, the Latin-American Film Series, the LGBT Film/Video Festival and the Milwaukee Italian Film Festival. Although the Landmark Oriental and Downer cinemas have devoted increasing blocks of time to blockbusters, they can still be counted on for presenting major independent and foreign films. The Times and Rosebud are a pair of old neighborhood houses running an eclectic mix of...
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 2 and 7 p.m.

Set in 1946, State of the Union is the unlikely tale of a good-natured businessman who, despite his lack of political background, is picked to run as the Republican candidate for president of the United States of America. His estranged but loving wife guides him through the process, helping him stay true to his moral principles. The play’s optimistic view of human nature could have come straight out of a Frank Capra film...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Tandem Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

Let’s face it: Most of us haven’t gotten around to reading all the classic books that we intended to. That’s why California’s Reduced Shakespeare Company stepped in and created All The Great Books (abridged), a comic play that covers 89 of the most highly esteemed works in the history of literature in roughly 90 minutes (including intermission). This fast-paced comedy about an ambitious drama professor kicks off In Tandem...

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