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03.24.2011 | | Posted at 01:24 PM

Over Our Head Players opens clever modern comedy THE SMELL OF THE KILL

By Russ Bickerstaff
It may not be profoundly deep, but Michele Lowe’s The Smell of the Kill is an exceedingly appealing comedy that came and went all too quickly in a recent Renaissance Theaterworks production. Racine’s Over Our Head Players�offers another opportunity to see Lowe’s strikingly witty script. The story centers around three women who have the opportunity to free themselves from marriage due to an ...
05.16.2010 | | Posted at 06:16 PM

Over Our Head Players holds auditions for Lie Down With Dogs

By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine’s Over Our Head Players is preparing to stage World War II late this summer as it presents a production of William W. Vought’s stage drama Lie Down With Dogs. Over Our Head hosts the world premiere production of the drama written by the screenwriter of the 1998 HBO World War II drama When Trumpets Fade. This is a really interesting opportunity to work with a new script about an old wa...
03.23.2010 | | Posted at 07:27 PM

Over Our Head offers sketch comedy opportunities.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine-based Over Our Head Players has recently announced an opportunity for emerging comic talent to work in a sketch comedy environment as it hosts open auditions for Theatre/Schmeatre next week.Starting at 7pm on Tuesday, March 30th, Over Our Head hosts auditions for the latest in its sketch comedy series. Openings are available for 2 – 5 men and 2 – 5 women ages 18 – 60. Auditions inclu...
03.15.2010 | | Posted at 06:43 PM

Over Our Head Players Stages Mid-‘90’s Irish Play

By Russ Bickerstaff
 Between 1997 and 1998, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh developed four feature-length plays. One of them was a dark comedy about a 40 year-old woman who looks after her 70 year-old mother. There is bitterness. There is dysfunction. There is mental illness. There is a sense of entrapment and isolation. (The entire play takes place in a small kitchen,) With the right staging, the play could be a...
02.04.2010 | | Posted at 03:26 PM

The Racine Theatre Guild Casting for THE PRODUCERS next month

By Russ Bickerstaff
In addition to its massive success on Broadway and beyond, Mel Brooks’ screwball musical The Producers has had a particularly remarkable amount of local popularity in the past couple of years, having had something like three different productions staged in and around Milwaukee in the past year or so, including impressive stagings by both The Skylight Opera and Carte Blanche Studios. This May T...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Over Our Head Players Looking To Cast A Contemporary Irish Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane was a critical and commercial success when it debuted in 1996. It’s the story of a spinster who looks after her elderly mother. Suffering from mental illness, all of the daughter’s sisters have escaped an abusive, manipulative mother but her. When daughter finds romance, the dynamic between her and her mother gets a bit complic...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Racine Children’s Theatre Stages Adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Classic

By Russ Bickerstaff
There has been increased interest in Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland of late, sparked in part by a big budget ($250 million) Tim Burton film adaptation due out in March. (Cable's Sy Fy Network had an interesting two-part made for TV series recently.) Racine Children’s Theatre and just Add Kids Inc. brings a kid-friendly adaptation of Carroll’s classic books to the stage in early January...
09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  Not too long ago, I used to work at a huge industrial-office complex south of downtown. Back then, there was a remarkably resilient guy who’d been working there for decades—knew the place and all of its bewildering corridors inside and out. This guy could make his way from an obscure point on the fifth floor to an equally obscure point in the basement in less than ten minutes on a busy day...
08.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine’s Over Our Head Players is opening its season with David Lindsay-Abaire’s acclaimed contemporary drama Rabbit Hole. The story of a family adjusting to life after a tragedy won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007. It premiered in 2005. Lindsay-Abaire has had kind of an interesting career thus far. He’s had mirror careers in both stage and screen, having worked on scripts for Hollywood...

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