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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 p.m.

Popular local actor, comedian and, increasingly, city spokesman John McGivern reminisces about youth in the Marcus Center’s latest production, The Wonder Bread Years, reflecting on sugary snacks, family trips, vintage television and school misadventures. The play runs through Sept. 21, with a 7:30 . . .
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 p.m.

Popular local actor, comedian—and, increasingly, city spokesman—John McGivern reminisces about youth in the Marcus Center’s latest production, The Wonder Bread Years, reflecting on sugary snacks, family trips, vintage television and school misadventures. The play runs through Sept. 21, with a 7:30 . . .
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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

Milwaukee theatergoers can’t seem to get enough of John McGivern. The actor and monologist, who does several solo shows a year, has stumbled on another hit with his new Another Midsummer Night McGivern, a follow-up to his successful collection of comical summertime reminiscences about growing up . . .
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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

The Milwaukee theater scene’s answer to David Sedaris, John McGivern follows up his successful one-man show A Midsummer Night McGivern, a collection of summertime reminiscences, with another set of nostalgic, comedy-laden memories called, fittingly, Another Midsummer Night McGiven. The production runs . . .
Thursday, May 29, 2008

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

The Milwaukee theater scene’s answer to David Sedaris, John McGivern follows up his successful one-man show A Midsummer Night McGivern, a collection of summertime reminiscences, with another set of nostalgic, comedy-laden memories called, fittingly, Another Midsummer Nigh McGiven. The production runs . . .
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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

The Milwaukee theater scene’s answer to David Sedaris, John McGivern follows up his successful one-man show A Midsummer Night McGivern, a collection of summertime reminiscences, with another set of nostalgic, comedy-laden memories called, fittingly, Another Midsummer Night McGiven. The production runs . . .
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Off Broadway Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Off Broadway Theatre, Next Act Theatre continues its production of Charles Ludlam’s Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful, a popular, idiosyncratic masterpiece starring John McGivern and Christopher Tarjan, and directed by the company’s artistic director, David Cecsarini. The play . . .
Sunday, April 27, 2008

Today @ the Off Broadway Theatre - 2 p.m.

Today at 2 p.m. at the Off Broadway Theatre, Next Act Theatre continues its production of Charles Ludlam’s Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful, a popular, idiosyncratic masterpiece starring John McGivern and Christopher Tarjan. The play is a lightning quick comedy featuring intellectual absurdity, cross . ..
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Theater Reviews

Perched on an elevated platform, the “mad gothic organist” Jack Forbes Wilson could barely be seen playing the comically florid opening music for Next Act’s The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful. Next Act closes its season with the absurdist comedy featuring two actors playing eight different characters. The two in question are John McGivern and Christopher Tarjan—talented comic actors playing multiple roles in full costume with the aid of backstage talents Marsha Kuligowski (who designed the costumes), Properties Master Meghan Savagian
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Theater Reviews

The Off The Wall Theatre continues its season with a stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. Karl Miller stars as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot on a cruise down the Nile River. As such things usually go for Poirot, someone is killed on the cruise and he must discover who the murderer is before the boat can return to shore. Miller brings an entertainingly dichotomous energy to the role of Agatha Christie’s beloved character. He’s both earnestly humble and slyly arrogant, with a dramatic edge driven by comic timing. In Miller’s hands Poirot is every bit as interesting as he should be, but there are a number of other characters who aren’t nearly as interesting

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