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Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of I Am My Own Wife, features more than 30 characters—a feat that is especially impressive since it only features one actor, Michael Gotch. He works overtime to tell the remarkable true story of German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a resilient individual who survived the brutality...
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 p.m.

Set in 1946, State of the Union is the unlikely tale of a good-natured businessman who, despite his lack of political background, is picked to run as the Republican candidate for president of the United States of America. His estranged but loving wife guides him through the process, helping him stay true to his moral principles . . .
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 p.m.

A beautiful but deceptive villainess—murderess?—named Lydia Gwilt is at the center of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of Armadale, an adaptation of the 19th-century Wilkie Collins novel of the same name. The Rep performs this complicated, sensational story of fraud, love affairs and confused identities . . .
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 p.m.

Wilkie Collins’ novels never failed to weave a thoroughly good yarn, and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Collins’ 1866 novel Armadale remains true to this spirit. It navigates its way around the novel’s convoluted plot and boldly lifts up the starched petticoats of English . . .
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Theater Review

Despite offering a critique of what he called the “claptrap morality” of Victorian society, Wilkie Collins’ novels never failed to weave a thoroughly good yarn. The Milwaukee Rep’s production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Collins 1866 novel Armadale remains true to this spirit. It navigates its way around the novel’s convoluted plot and boldly lifts up the starched petticoats of English upper-crust to reveal sexual intrigue, suicide, deception, murder, medical malpractice and opium addiction teeming beneath the veneer of propriety—in short all the things which Collins longed to further illuminate—and presents them in the form of a highly entertaining and rather saucy play.
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 p.m.

A beautiful but deceptive villainess—murderess?—named Lydia Gwilt is at the center of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s latest production, Armadale, Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of the 19th-century Wilkie Collins novel of the same name. The Rep performs this complicated, sensational story of fraud, love affairs and . . .
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Theater Reviews

You’re on Earth, there’s no cure for that,” bellows Michael Corkins, playing Hamm in Milwaukee Rep’s production of Endgame. His outburst marks one of many instances when his rich stentorian voice erupts into violent disdain for the futility and wretchedness of human existence. Despite the comic patter consistent throughout the play, this expression of despair for the irremediable suffering of mankind clings to the characters like the fog one imagines inhabits the world outside their decaying cocoon. Prolonged disease and decrepitude remain within; “Outside of here it’s death.”
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 PM

The true story of a once forgotten blues record label from unassuming Grafton, Wis. is told in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Grafton City Blues, which the theater stages tonight at 7:30 p.m. Set in a modern-day Bronzeville attic, the play begins with the discovery of relics from Paramount Records, a . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 PM

Seeking a respite from gloomy, war-torn post-World War I England—not to mention their obtuse husbands—four women rent a gorgeous villa on the Italian Riviera and enjoy each other’s friendship during a dreamy month-long vacation in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s current production of . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater

The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre debuts its latest production tonight: Glengarry Glen Ross, one of David Mamet’s most lauded and popular plays. This bleakly dark 1984 comedy/drama follows four vile, dishonest Chicago real estate agents and their efforts to out do each . . .

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