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06.30.2011 | | Posted at 08:46 AM

OVER OUR HEAD PLAYERS presents A STEADY RAIN

By Russ Bickerstaff
Late next month, Racine’s Over Our Head Players presents a staged cop drama by Chicago playwright Keith Huff. A Steady Rain debuted in Chicago in 2007 and went on to Broadway in a production starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. Though it was written by a Chicago playwright about a pair of Chicago cops, it has parallels to a particularly tragic end of the Jeffrey Dahmer story here in Milw...
06.01.2011 | | Posted at 03:10 PM

Over Our Head Players looking to cast hotel comedy DO NOT DISTURB

By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine Theatre Group Over Our Head Players is looking to cast for the show that will evidently be opening its 2011-2012 season. The theatre company opens its season in September with the Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore comedy Do Not Disturb. Though the sfript asks for three men and three women, Over Our Head is looking for five women and three men aged 20-50 for the comedy, which looks kind of...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Over Our Head Players present the latest THEATRE/SCHMEATRE

By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine's Over Our Head Players have been hosting an annual series of comic shorts for a few years now. For reasons which are either extremely obvious or impossibly arcane, the group refers to the annual shorts program as Theatre/Schmeatre--a group of sketches written and performed by the Over Our Head players. OOHPs' latest Schmeatre offering makes it to the stage of Racine's Sixth Street ...
03.24.2011 | | Posted at 01:24 PM

Over Our Head Players opens clever modern comedy THE SMELL OF THE KILL

By Russ Bickerstaff
It may not be profoundly deep, but Michele Lowe’s The Smell of the Kill is an exceedingly appealing comedy that came and went all too quickly in a recent Renaissance Theaterworks production. Racine’s Over Our Head Players�offers another opportunity to see Lowe’s strikingly witty script. The story centers around three women who have the opportunity to free themselves from marriage due to an ...
01.23.2011 | | Posted at 11:52 AM

It’s just another year with Over Our Head Plaers’ SNOWDANCE 10-MINUTE COMEDY FESTIVAL

By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine’s Over Our Head Players�has been running its annual Snowdance 10 minute sketch comedy festival for a number of years now—long enough to have garnered some major attention for the festival from aspiring funny people. This year’s competition received a festival record 260 scripts from� 36 different states and a couple of countries outside the U.S. The players have chosen 11 of the ski...
01.25.2011 | | Posted at 05:26 PM

Racine theatre group looking to cast for the brilliant Michele Lowe comedy THE SMELL OF THE KILL

By Russ Bickerstaff
Last theatre season, Renaissance Theaterworks, staged Michele Lowe’s sharply comic contemporary one-act The Smell of The Kill. The short, feature-length comedy tells the story of three wives who find themselves in the rather unique position of trying to decide whether or not to open the door to a fully-locking walk-in freezer and let their husbands out. The baser ends of the comedy could’ve c...
11.13.2010 | | Posted at 04:32 PM

Over Our Head and Pink Banana Announce Extended Runs

By Russ Bickerstaff
Alchemist Theatre’s success with H.H. Holmes last month was, evidently, no anomaly. The show’s success prompted plans for an even bigger Halloween show next year: Faust—An Evening at the Mephisto Theatre Smaller companies’ success continues into this month, as both Pink Banana Theatre and Over Our Head Players have announced extended runs of sold-out shows. Pink Banana has sold out its ...
08.27.2010 | | Posted at 04:40 PM

Jeff Daniels, Shorts and Smell of the Kill, and more

By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine’s Over Our Head Players�has a promising upcoming season. The group that debuted the war drama Lie Down With Dogs this past summer has announced a season featuring a three comedies and two shorts programs. Here’s a look: TWO BY JEFF DANIELS Possibly better known as a screen actor in films like Dumb and Dumber, The Purple Rose of Cairo and The Squid And The Whale. Is also a reasonably s...
07.18.2010 | | Posted at 07:54 PM

Over Our Head Players Presents World Premiere Drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
Summer Theatre is always a bit weird come July/August. Between The Sunset Playhouse�s production of Hair and Nicholas Cialdini�s Boomtown, this weekend is an impromptu area theatre tribute to baby boomers. There are musicals and comedies opening nearly every week between now and late August. Hair leads to Hairspray�Into The Woods, then Chess. There will be performing cats from Chicago at the Alch...

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