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03.10.2011 | | Posted at 05:39 PM

Thoughts on a production pic from Theatrical Tendencies’ CORPUS CHRISTI

By Russ Bickerstaff
I kind of knew going into this week that it was going to be kind of weird for me. I’d scheduled myself to see two different modern mutations of the basic story arc of the New Testament. Last night’s opening of UWM’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot was kind of overwhelming. If you go see the show (and you probably should

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03.04.2011 | | Posted at 03:51 PM

Two different plays open in March looking at Judas and Jesus from a modern perspective.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The relationship between Jesus of Nazareth and Judas Iscariot carries a lot of weight with some people. The two guys, if they did, in fact, exist in a traditional historical way beyond biblical texts, might have been suprized to find out that people would still be putting weight and significance on their relationship 2 thousand years later. Jesus was a political troublemaker. The Romans wanted hi...
02.19.2011 | | Posted at 01:09 PM

New theatre group announces two shows for its second season

By Russ Bickerstaff
I don’t know that� I ever recall a new Milwaukee theatre company quite as well organized as Theatrical Tendencies.�There’s a correlation here—they also appear to be impressively well-funded. I missed their debut show Thrill Me—The Leopold & Loeb Story. I’ve seen pictures, though . . . judging from production pics, the show had a very stylishly rendered feel about it. And so I’m reall...
09.10.2010 | | Posted at 05:43 AM

Theatrical Tendencies’ Auditions for CORPUS CHRISTI

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the last controversial plays of the 20th century, Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi aroused a great deal of anger from people who probably don’t generally attend that much theatre. The play is a re-telling of the story of Jesus Christ set in modern-day Texas. It depicts Jesus and his apostles as gay men. While it doesn’t exactly dissect the theoretical sexuality in Christianity with...
09.16.2010 | | Posted at 05:51 AM

Its A Big Weekend For Local Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
My wife called me late yesterday afternoon and mentioned that there were a couple of Cabaret actors in full period costume crossing the street in the downtown theatre district. It�s a busy week for local theatre. That sort of thing is going to be happening quite a lot over the course of the next couple of weeks. This week: five prominent openings. Her�e's a quick list: September 16th:   At 7:30 ...
08.16.2010 | | Posted at 08:04 PM

New Theatre Company Opens In September

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The summer has been crowded by debuts from new theatre companies. Earlier today, yet another new theatre company sent out a press release about its debut production. Starting September 17th, Theatrical Tendencies opens its doors with the Milwaukee premiere of Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story. The production opens seven months prior to In Tandem Theatre’s production of the musical...

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