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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Once we as audience members get past the initial shock and titillation of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), we see that the messages from its 19th-century setting remain timeless in 2012—the pursuit of love at its most intimate...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
In Honour, Joanna Murray-Smith explores the cultural phenomenon of a man leaving his wife for a younger woman after decades of marriage. The stage drama makes its way to the Broadway Theatre Center courtesy of Renaissance Theaterworks...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Place: Bella Caffe, Third Ward, Milwaukee Time: Early spring, 2012. Marie Kohler and Laura Gordon, friends and colleagues, are having soup after rehearsal and “talking theater."
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Country music legend Patsy Cline developed new range and depth for female vocals in one of the nation's most popular music genres. Her interesting life story, about a woman who achieved great critical and commercial success in the mid-20th century...
03.11.2012 | | Posted at 10:57 PM

In The Next Room at the Stiemke

By Russ Bickerstaff
I’ve never been terribly impressed with Sara Ruhl as a playwright. Whether it’s The Clean House or Eurydice or Dead Man’s Cell Phone, he work always comes across like a writing assignment. Find the topic, do the necessary research to write the script and then develop it. As nice as it is, its never terribly inspired work. Thankfully, for In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), the script ...
06.10.2011 | | Posted at 11:17 PM

Rep Resident Actors Laura Gordon and Gerard Neugent lead this summers classes

By Russ Bickerstaff
 Milwaukee Rep recently made a formal announcement on its Annual Summer Conservatory acting class. The intensive two-week course will focus on American Classics. Classes are set to take place in the Stiemke Studio Theatre 9:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday July 11th-23rd. Milwaukee Rep Resident Actors Laura Gordon and Gerard Neugent  will guide participants through classes focusing on the wor...
01.31.2011 | | Posted at 10:00 PM

Rep resident actors in an edgy non-linear drama.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Appeal of Getting LOST In Complexity Even the most concise synopsis for the Rep’s latest drama is going to sound unappealingly bewildering. The Rep’s studio theatre production of the very character-driven story is told on a nearly bare stage with only a few pieces of furniture, simple lighting schemes and relatively plain costuming. This isn’t a show that dazzles with shiny glossiness....
12.09.2010 | | Posted at 05:28 PM

Optimist Theatre Company Announces its second annual Shakespeare In The Park show.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Midway through last week, Optimist Theatre  announced its next Shakespeare In The Park show. Early December seems to be a more or less appropriate time to mention that the theatre company will be staging The Twelfth Night next June. Following on last year�s success of Shakespeare�s shipwreck drama The Tempest, the Optimist Theatre presents the story prompted by another shipwreck.      Op...
05.04.2010 | | Posted at 07:04 PM

The Second Milwaukee Rep Resident Actor in Two Years To Be Awarded Fellowship

By Russ Bickerstaff
July 11 – 18th, Milwaukee Rep Resident Actress Laura Gordon joins 9 actors from around the country in a series of master classes at Ten Chimneys this summer. It’s quite an honor, but it’s really no surprise. Gordon is a talented and accomplished actress soundly deserving such an honor. Last year the Milwaukee Rep’s Lee Ernst was awarded the honor in the Inauural Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship....