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12.29.2010 | | Posted at 06:06 AM

Pink Banana Theatre celebrates a century of advancement with a fundraiser for the Healing Center

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The big break between the first and last halves of the theatre season is almost over. There’s a touring Broadway show coming through town next week, but aside from that and a bewildering number of options for New Year’s Eve, there isn’t a whole lot going on. In light of this, Pink Banana Theatre may have chosen a really good point in the calendar (if not a terribly good place in most pe...
11.13.2010 | | Posted at 04:32 PM

Over Our Head and Pink Banana Announce Extended Runs

By Russ Bickerstaff
Alchemist Theatre’s success with H.H. Holmes last month was, evidently, no anomaly. The show’s success prompted plans for an even bigger Halloween show next year: Faust—An Evening at the Mephisto Theatre Smaller companies’ success continues into this month, as both Pink Banana Theatre and Over Our Head Players have announced extended runs of sold-out shows. Pink Banana has sold out its ...
11.08.2010 | | Posted at 07:33 AM

Pink Banana's Hotel Room Drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s the Best Western right across the street from the Federal Building. The intersection of 3rd and Wisconsin was a little sleepy this past Saturday night. A quick jaunt out from the faltering Grand Avenue Mall and there were directors Juanita Schuelke and Fjosh Redeard in the lobby. Their latest show—Pink Banana Theatre’s production of the Stephen Belber drama Tape was scheduled to start...
10.16.2010 | | Posted at 08:10 AM

Pink Banana Theatre Announces A Site-Specific Production of a Hotel Drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
With two theatrical dramas opening-up in decidedly non-theatrical venues in the next few weeks, one would think that there’s some kind of absence of decent theatre spaces in town. (There isn’t, though the recently-closed Off-Broadway Theatre will soon be replaced by an all-new Next Act-built space in the fifth ward that looks very promising.) The Youngblood production of Freakshow,�which ope...
07.06.2010 | | Posted at 05:57 PM

Pink Banana Theatre’s Quest For $5,000

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the dust begins to clear on one of the slowest parts of the theatre season this side of December, the big finale of the August-July Theatre year is just around the corner. (Two shows open next week. The 2009-2010 theatre year ends as Boulevard Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with Fourplay at the end of the month. This is a hazy point in the theatre year. One month after Boulevard opens its...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
No stranger to one-act plays, the veteran Pink Banana Theatre Company brings eight short programs to the Broadway Theatre Center’s comfortable, cozy Studio Theatre this week when it opens Sex, Drugs and the American Way...
03.30.2010 | | Posted at 07:28 AM

Finally Something REALLY Interesting for Next Season

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the current theatre season begins to swing into its final months, there have been an umber of new season announcements. A lot of interesting shows have been announced. It’s often difficult to tell this far out exactly what’s going to be great and what’s going to be less than great. Right now the one 2010-2011 show that I’m looking forward to more than ever will make it to the stage cou...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Next Spring’s Program Celebrates Sex, Drugs and the American Way

By Russ Bickerstaff
Pink Banana’s annual Spring One Act show is a little-known tradition in Milwaukee. Every Spring, the tiny theatre company presents a program featuring a disparate group of shorts featuring some of the most promising new and emerging talent in the city. Last season’s festival featured a short directed by Youngblood Theatre’s Michael Cotey starring, among others, Travis Knight of Uprooted The...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Pink Banana’s Visceral Staging of Sam Shepard’s Classic

By Russ Bickerstaff
The space feels something like a corner bar that had been converted into an apartment and then into a theatre space. It ends up feeling a bit like all three. Walk through the front door and there’s a place to sign-in for advance tickets at the front. There’s coffee for sale. Evidently Anodyne Coffee Roasters has made a special blend of coffee specifically fro the production. One might think...
07.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  I rarely (if ever) have the opportunity to see five shows in as many days. I’m nearing the end of doing just that. The interesting thing about it is that of those five shows—three of them are opening nights, which must be some kind of personal record of some sort. Another thing about doing five shows in five days—it’s an extraordinary amount of time away from my wife. She likes the...