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09.07.2011 | | Posted at 07:25 AM

A look at the photos for Windfall’s Season Premiere

By Russ Bickerstaff
There's no questioning the Therese Rebeck is a talented playwright. The woman who wrote Mauritius, Bad Dates has also written some rather intelligent work for network television. There is, however, the question of Omnium Gatherum. Co-Written by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, the premise of the 2003 satire is a simple dinner party amongst intellectuals discussing current events and concerns. A con...
08.04.2011 | | Posted at 10:08 AM

A look back at the last theatre years from the edge of August

By Russ Bickerstaff
With Soulstice Theatre opening the first show of the new season last week, Milwaukee Theatre rolls into New Year's . . . the Milwaukee Theatre year starting in August with the first new shows of the new theatre season and closes at the end of the following July with the last openings of the summer theatre season. Here then is part two of a look back at it all . . . May 2011 May of 2011 was ...
06.23.2011 | | Posted at 10:08 AM

Racially diverse cast needed. African American and Arab American actors needed

By Russ Bickerstaff
Windfall Theatre is looking to cast for a dinner party. The party in question is called Omnium Gatherum. It was written several years ago by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. The premise is simple: a hostess/domestic tycoon in the mold of Martha Stewart hosts a party and subsequent intellectual discussion between a right-wing Tom Clany-like novelist, an upwardly-mobile African Ame...
05.06.2011 | | Posted at 07:21 AM

Windfall Theatre presents a limited engagement of a musical by Ricky Ian Gordon

By Russ Bickerstaff
The problem with so much non-behavioral psychology is that it is an extravagant attempt to build fabulously complex and intricate concepts on foundations made of jello. In neurology class, they tell you why the human brain is convoluted. In psychology class, they can tell you why the human mind is convoluted, but it’s not very comforting. With respect to the loss of a loved one, many point to ...
02.22.2011 | | Posted at 01:05 PM

Windfall Theatre presents Thomas Rosenthal’s latest—NURTURE’S WONDERS.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The author of such previous Windfall Theatre�shows as Naughty Angel and When I Give My Heart debuted his latest this past weekend. Nurture’s Wonders is an exploration into the nature of aggression, retribution, parenting and . . . quite a lot of other things in a package that mixes drama with comedy—realism with fantasy. As potent as certain moments can seem, the show as a whole feels far t...
09.25.2010 | | Posted at 07:30 PM

Windfall Theatre opens with a fast-paced office comedy.

By Russ Bickerstaff
In the post-modern world, things can change in very profound ways in very little time. As commonplace as no-wait, instant results culture has become, society still seems a bit fascinated by it. Quick and drastic changes are a staple of reality television. People keep buying devices that may have no practical application aside from allow us to marvel at how much more efficient it is than the de...
09.22.2010 | | Posted at 05:30 AM

Five Comedies Open This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
September continues unabated. And as September continue, September continues to be busy. Five shows open this weekend and they�re all comedies. Here�s a look at some of the theatre openings that lie ahead:   THURSDAY THE 23RD   Cart Blanche Studios presents the classic Shakespearian farce The Taming of the Shrew in a production that opens on Thursday. Michael Keiley and Liv Mueller play unlike...
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Plus: ‘Heart of a Dog’ at Moct

In an online profile picture, actor Larry Birkett stands with his back to the camera. Beyond him stretches Georges Seurat’s familiar A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. The painting has significance beyond its hypnotic composition: Birkett will be playing the French artist Georges Seurat in a Windfall Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park With George...
02.23.2010 | | Posted at 05:37 PM

Period Drama With An Impressive Cast

By Russ Bickerstaff
Windfall Theatre’s Three  Sisters is an engrossing tragicomedy marred by few significant flaws. As the play opens, the audience surrounds a few pieces of period-esque furniture. There are a few characters in attendance. We’re here to watch them, but the very casual and organic feel to the production brilliantly downplays the intensity of the drama at the outset of the play. This allows for t...