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11.09.2010 | | Posted at 06:31 PM

The American Players Theatre Announces its summer offerings

By Russ Bickerstaff
  As the weather begins to get colder, gradually descending into another winter, there are people West of here already planning for an outdoor theatre season that won�t start for another 7 months. The American Players Theatre recently announced its 2011 season. There are eight shows scheduled between indoor and outdoor components of the theatre. Here�s a look:  UP THE HILL� The outdoor theatre...
07.07.2010 | | Posted at 07:25 PM

American Players Theatre Announces Holiday Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the summer begins, a reasonably large number of people begin to descend upon the tiny town of Spring Green Wisconsin for various reasons. A fair number of us will have gone there this summer for the American Players Theatre’s annual summer season. With some really great actors and impressive production design in a beautiful spacae outdoors, it’s a really great experience. The company�s re...
06.28.2010 | | Posted at 06:17 AM

APT’s Deftly Balanced Shakespearian Comedy In Spring Green

By Russ Bickerstaff
As You Like It is one of those comedies. Shakespeare sometimes wrote really, really long works featuring multiple subplots. Many different characters designed to appeal to many different types of people drift about, occasionally colliding into each other. Things often wrapped-up in a hurry at the end. Sometimes there was a wedding. Sometimes there were many weddings. As You Like It is one of tho...
06.27.2010 | | Posted at 08:11 AM

New talent emerging in Spring Green

By Russ Bickerstaff
It goes without saying that love is hopelessly complicated. Things are always more complicated onstage, however. A woman offstage in the “real world,” may find it difficult to get the attention of a certain guy she’s attracted to. If only it were just that simple for Helena. In the process of pursuing her love for a certain nobleman, she must save the life of a king, marry the man, be fors...
06.17.2010 | | Posted at 06:03 PM

APT Opens Its Season With Shakespeare Up The Hill

By Russ Bickerstaff
Nationally recognized Wisconsin theatre company The American Players Theatre�opens its season this year with a production of a classic pastoral comedy As You Like It. �Director Tim Ocel and company take the production design in 1930�s direction. In the Zane Williams press pics available online, there�s a kind of stylish early 20th century feel to this particular journey to exile in the forest of...
06.19.2010 | | Posted at 07:51 AM

The Challenge of APT's Second Show of the Season

By Russ Bickerstaff
The American Players’ Theatre's second Shakespeare show to open this summer is one of ShakespeareÂ’s problem plays. Not only is it a rather unseemly mix of comedy and tragedy, itÂ’s also get kind of a strange ending that feels a bit less than resolved even as the mechanics of the plot seemed to be making a valiant effort to wrap everything up in the end. The only way this play can feel ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Outdoor Theatre In Spring Green on the Other Side of Winter

By Russ Bickerstaff
Another cold winter lurks beyond characteristically damp October in southern Wisconsin. It’s more or less at this time that the American Players Theatre has announced its season for next summer. The pleasant heat of the outdoor theatre is something to think about as things begin to get colder here. Here’s a look ahead at what the APT will be doing next summer:Up The Hill (outdoor theatre):A P...
07.08.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  When I was offered the opportunity to be given a private tour of the American Players Theatre’s new indoor studio space, I leapt at the opportunity. For the past five years or so, I’ve been going to the APT for some of the best professional outdoor theatre in the state. It’s become a tradition for my wife and I . . . it just wouldn’t be a summer without a trip to Spring Green. Th...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
American Players Theatre in Spring Green will inaugurate the Touchstone Theatre, its new indoor venue, on July 10 with In Acting Shakespeare, a one-man show adapted by and starring Jim DeVita. The intimate 200-seat space will bring the audience closer to the drama, and this...
06.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Having just returned to Milwaukee, the early summer trip to American Players Theatre is fully behind me. Full reviews of each of the three outdoor shows will appear in print over the course of the next couple of weeks. On the whole, it was one of the better trips I’d made out there. A good part of my enjoyment may have come from peripheral stuff. True: this year’s Lake Louie beer isn’t quite...