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04.07.2012 | | Posted at 11:36 PM

Soulstice Theatre presents a staged reading of David Ive’s POLISH JOKE

By Russ Bickerstaff
David Ives’ work doesn’t get produced nearly often enough. I can remember somewhere in the mist of early memory from some several years ago seeing a fully-staged production of David Ives’ Polish Joke at the Broqadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre. It was staged by the late Bialystock and Bloom theatre company . . . Years later, the play is being staged as a reading by Soulstice Theatre...
03.12.2012 | | Posted at 09:22 AM

Soulstice Theatre Presents the Regional Premiere of NOCTURNE

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Soulstice Theatre continues its season this month with the regional premiere of Adam Rapp’s Nocturne. The author of Red Light Winter delves into questions of death. Jason Thompson plays this one mostly in monologue as he plays a struggling author who rushes off to New York after the death of his little sister. He and his car were involved in the girl’s death. It tore his family apart. And ...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Based on Jean Webster's progressive novel from 1912, John Caird and Paul Gordon's Daddy Long Legs has the potential to be a deep, socially conscious romantic-comedy musical. Preliminary outings of this story about a woman earning a college degree...
03.06.2012 | | Posted at 01:54 PM

Adam Rapp’s NOCTURNE helps support families dealing with the loss of a child.

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The subject of infant mortality has been the focus of a great deal of concern in Milwaukee. And while it’s very, very, very important to focus on the importance of avoiding careless infant death, the problems of parents dealing with the loss of a child can easily be overlooked. What can you say, it’s a tragedy, right? Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has established an integrated bereav...
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
Soulstice Theatre hosts the regional premiere of Nocturne, a drama by Adam Rapp, author of the acclaimed Red Light Winter. The poetic script follows a young man who moves to...
01.28.2012 | | Posted at 06:10 PM

Where Exactly does Jonathan Larson’s TICK, TICK…BOOM fit in with other early ‘90’s slacker dramas?

By Russ Bickerstaff
Last night I saw Soulstice Theatre’s Tick, Tick...BOOM! I hadn’t really prepared myself for what I was going to see, but it was very, very familiar…it was an early ‘90’s slacker drama. Jordan Gwiazdowski, Amber Smith, Josh Perkins and company put together a really good show under the direction of Jillian Smith . . .a full review of the show runs in the next issue of the Shepherd-Expres...
01.12.2012 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Angry Young Men’s Next Show promises and evening of limited entertainment

By Russ Bickerstaff
February opens with an evening of off-center puppetry in St. Francis as Soulstice Theatre welcomes the latest show by Angry Young Men Ltd. Best known for their adaptation of Night of the Living Dead, their latest show promises all new material written, performed . . . and in somecases filmed and edited exclusively by the Angry Young Men in question. They’re calling the show FULL FRONTAL PÜPPE...
11.28.2011 | | Posted at 06:25 AM

A Soulstice reading of David Ives’ THE NEW JERUSALEM

By Russ Bickerstaff
The idea that God and Nature are basically the same thing is kind of a simple one that most people take for granted. Speak that idea aloud in the modern world and you'™re likely to get a yawn or two. However . . . say you're a 17th century Dutch lens grinder. Say that sort of thing and you'™re likely to upset a great number of people. And so it was with Baruch de Spinoza. Spinoza has bcome one ...
11.14.2011 | | Posted at 10:24 AM


By Russ Bickerstaff
    It’s difficult to imagine precisely what line of thought Ben Zook had in mind with the screenplay to Jack and Jill. Same guy plays identical twin brother and sister. Andam Sandler picks up the idea and it becomes a modest success at the box office even as it’s more or less universally hated. The thing is . . . a movie like Jack and Jill gets made and I would imagine most of the people g...
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

Theater Review

Seussical the Musical is one of those rare musicals so wildly, beautifully chaotic that the full reality of it doesn't hit you until the next day. Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, the show is a musical fusion of various Dr. Seuss children's books...