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Sunday, May 17, 2009
The UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre maintains an ambitious program of recent and older feature films and documentaries in fall and spring, and hosts such events as the Festival of Films in French, the Latin-American Film Series, the LGBT Film/Video Festival and the Milwaukee Italian Film Festival. Although the Landmark Oriental and Downer cinemas have devoted increasing blocks of time to blockbusters, they can still be counted on for presenting major independent and foreign films. The Times and Rosebud are a pair of old neighborhood houses running an eclectic mix of...
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 2 and 7 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. The play’s optimistic view of human nature could have come straight out of a Frank Capra film...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Tandem Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

Let’s face it: Most of us haven’t gotten around to reading all the classic books that we intended to. That’s why California’s Reduced Shakespeare Company stepped in and created All The Great Books (abridged), a comic play that covers 89 of the most highly esteemed works in the history of literature in roughly 90 minutes (including intermission). This fast-paced comedy about an ambitious drama professor kicks off In Tandem...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Theater Review

The Vast Difference, a 1993 comedy by playwright Jeff Daniels (best known for his acting roles), makes it to the stage at Village Church Arts courtesy of a new production by Windfall Theatre. Likable Windfall regular Thomas Rosenthal displays the sympathetic end of his comic range in the role of George Noonan, a man with five daughters whose wife wants him to have a vasectomy.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Theater Preview

   Shortly after the Battle of Salamis, in which Persia lost thousands of men and hundreds of ships to Greece, Aeschylus wrote about the conflict. Not only is The Persians the world's oldest surviving play, it's also the first play to be written from the perspective of the losing side.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Tonight @ Tandem Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

Let’s face it: Most of us haven’t gotten around to reading all the classic books that we intended to. That’s why California’s Reduced Shakespeare Company stepped in and created All The Great Books (abridged), a comic play that covers 89 of the most highly esteemed works in the history of literature in roughly 90 minutes (including intermission). This fast-paced comedy about an ambitious drama professor kicks off In Tandem...
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 2 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 of World War II and the Third Reich. This difficult, one-man drama wraps up its run today with one last...
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 1 p.m.

First Stage's adaptation of Lois Lowry's Gossamer begins with a waif-like girl engaged in a battle of wills with her unyielding mentor, her unquenchable curiosity gently butting against her elder's limited reserve of patience. It's an appropriate beginning for a play that is essentially all about the battle of wills between the spirited ingeniousness of youth and the wisdom of old age, the forces of light and darkness, and between a young...
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Today @ the Bradley Center - 1 and 5 p.m.

Keeping with Cirque du Soleil’s vision of cramming as many amazing acts of human agility onto a stage as can possibly fit at one time, Saltimbanco is the company’s oldest touring revue and a good overview of the company’s blend of ballet, juggling, acrobatics and general feats of strength. Though, like all of Cirque du Soleil’s early creations, there’s no tangible plot here, the show revolves around several reoccurring characters...

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