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10.04.2011 | | Posted at 08:48 AM

Milwaukee Rep's Two-person drama in the Stiemke

By Russ Bickerstaff
Mimi Lien’s set is simple, abstract and strikingly beautiful. Two hardwood paths converge. A few planks stick out—rising from those paths. The two paths’ vertex is covered in a black, hardened tar-like substance. I don’t recall ever seeing a set so perfectly sum-up the story taking place on it. On an abstract, symbolic level the set sums up the story quite nicely. Thankfully, the Milwauk...
09.27.2011 | | Posted at 09:00 AM

Milwaukee Rep Stages YELLOWMAN

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Rep opens its latest this week. There isn't a whole lot to give it that specific Rep feel . . . two actors make their Rep debuts with the show, which is directed by accomplished regional director May Adrales. It looks like a remarkably compelling drama from a few years back. Dael Orlandersmith's Yellowman tells a classic romance cast against contrasting skin colors. Light-skinned ...
Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tonight @ The Rave, 8 p.m.

Few reggae singers live up to their stage name quite like Yellowman, the dancehall pioneer who, thanks to a skin condition, wears a faint yellow hue. Instead of downplaying his condition, he embraced it, singing about his status as the outsider and creating a legacy around it—by the mid-’80s, he was even considered a Jamaican sex symbol. Yellowman’s nimble flow and lewd toasts also made him a major inspiration in hip-hop circles. After a nearly fatal bout with skin...