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10.10.2011 | | Posted at 09:09 AM

In Tandem Theatre’s MRS. MANNERLY

By Russ Bickerstaff
Jeffrey Hatcher is one of the single best comedic playwrights working today. I could go on for thousands of words about all the stuff that he’s written, but his Three Viewings (which I saw with Kopper Bear productions several years ago) and Murderers (which I saw with Next Act considerably more recently) had some of the cleverest comic lines I’ve ever heard. And while his Ten Chimneys (which...
08.24.2011 | | Posted at 11:57 PM

Susan Carter Productions stages its latest show in an intimate coffeehouse in Kenosha

By Russ Bickerstaff
  “Once upon a time, there was a little girl.  Her mother died when she was young.  Her father loved her very much.  Her family did not know how she would fit in. So, they called her Little Misfit.”   And so it is with the latest work by performance artist Susanne Carter. With a 25-year history in performance, Carter’s latest work explores an almost certainly precocious, little g...
05.03.2011 | | Posted at 07:13 AM

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story with In Tandem Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
A Casual Evening’s Musical Murder Given its relatively humble components, In Tandem Theatre’s final show of the season seems very casual. Actually, it ends up being one of the more seamless musicals of the season—endlessly better than most of the overblown out of town musical trash blowing through the Marcus Center and the Milwaukee Theatre over the course of the past season. In Tandem’s...
03.01.2011 | | Posted at 10:46 AM

The pleasant disorientation of In Tandem's MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S

By Russ Bickerstaff
Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick�'s stage comedy Murder at the Howard Johnson'�s is kind of a weird late-1970'�s anomaly. Written by a pair of writers who started-out in television, the script has the feel of a late �'70�s-style sitcom. It's about three people who take turns plotting to kill each other and/or commit suicide over the course of a series of rendezvous at a Howard Johnson'�s. (Not exactly l...
10.23.2010 | | Posted at 04:32 PM

Losing Track of Time In the Tenth Street Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s a distinctly different feel to each theatre. In Tandem’s 10th Street Theatre has been the home to productions staged by a number of different companies in the past several months. Sitting down to opening night of In Tandem’s Art of Murder last night felt like an interesting contrast to all the visiting shows that have called the theatre home recently. It’s interesting seeing Chri...