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Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
The Milwaukee Rep creates a powerful stage drama from a classic of American literature, as it presents Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. An ensemble provides vocal scoring to a brilliantly balanced cast, including...
03.21.2011 | | Posted at 06:11 AM

First Stage Childrens Theatre brings THE HUNDRED DRESSES to life

By Russ Bickerstaff
For all the attention its gotten lately, bullying has been around for a very, very long time. The recent string of suicides has brought attention to a problem that has been so common for so long that most people simply think of it as being a natural part of growing up. An early look at the nature of bullying, Eleanor Estes� The Hundred Dresses tells the story of a young Polish-American girl who ...
09.19.2010 | | Posted at 11:40 AM

Four Places: Next Act's Dazzlingly Small Canvas Drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
This weekend has been a study in contrast for me. Friday night, I saw the Rep’s reasonably massive production of Cabaret. Last night I saw a very minimalist, realistic, straight-ahead drama with Next Act. And I ended up preferring the Next Act show. There’s a kind of purity in seemingly simple drama that holds a kind of stage reality that’s far more electrifying than any visual or musical ...
04.06.2010 | | Posted at 08:30 AM

Words On The Script Enter the Mind Via Familiar Voices

By Russ Bickerstaff
It�s always pleasant to have the opportunity to read bits of a script prior to opening night. Most of the bigger-budget shows come from established scripts . . . and even more contemporary scripts are usually available in some format from Google Books online. It isn�t the full script, but it�s usually a pretty good idea of what to expect from the complete play. I�d recently had the opportunity to ...
02.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This weekend, Next Act Theatre opens its production of Lee Blessing’s drama Going To St, Ives. It’s the story of a British ocular surgeon and the mother of an African dictator. The Next Act production features Milwaukee Rep resident actress Laura Gordon as the surgeon and  Chicago-based actress Ora Jones as the mother. The production is directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr. I spoke with them backs...
02.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Trough February 22nd, Next Act Theatre stages its production of Lee Blessing’s drama Going To St. Ives. It’s the story of a British ocular surgeon and the mother of a brutal African dictator. The Next Act production features Milwaukee Rep resident actress Laura Gordon as the surgeon and  Chicago-based actress Ora Jones as the mother. The production is directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr. I spoke ...
02.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Trough February 22nd, Next Act Theatre stages its production of Lee Blessing’s drama Going To St, Ives. It’s the story of a British ocular surgeon and the mother of an African dictator. The Next Act production features Milwaukee Rep resident actress Laura Gordon as the surgeon and  Chicago-based actress Ora Jones as the mother. The production is directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr. I spoke with t...
02.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Through February 22nd, Next Act Theatre stages its production of Lee Blessing’s drama Going To St, Ives. It’s the story of a British ocular surgeon and the mother of an African dictator. The Next Act production features Milwaukee Rep resident actress Laura Gordon as the surgeon and  Chicago-based actress Ora Jones as the mother. The production is directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr. I spoke with ...

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