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08.11.2010 | | Posted at 07:08 PM

Christian Theatre Company Announces An Entire Season of New Works

By Russ Bickerstaff
Christian theatre group Morning Star Productions recently announced a three-show season of completely new works. The company that opened last year with a visually stylish production of Eugene O'Neill's Days Without End brings three new shows to the stage of Eastbrook Church on Green Bay Avenue.  Morningstar's season includes two new dramas by Alan Atwood and a comedy Tim Neve. Running September...
08.15.2010 | | Posted at 06:58 PM

Milwaukee Chamber's New Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
I felt as though I was attending Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season opener—Jeeves Intervenes in partial costume. There was a classic black eye patch over my right eye. Due to my having sustained a blow to the left eye—an un unwanted gift from someone I’d never seen before, I had been suffering from a partially detached retina. The gas bubble in my right eye meant that it would be necessar...
08.09.2010 | | Posted at 05:09 PM

Another Year of Transition for Milwaukee Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
The second half of the 2009/2010 theatre year has had some really interesting points. Here are some highlights: JANUARY: ONE MAN--ONE WOMAN DRAMAS January featured a pair of compelling one man/ one woman dramas in the heart of the theatre district. Renaissance Theaterworks featured Carrie Coon and Brian Mani as a girl and the man who she had her first sexual encounter with long before she turne...
08.08.2010 | | Posted at 10:58 AM

Another Year of Transition for Milwaukee Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
The 2009-2010 Milwaukee Theatre year comes to a close as a number of theatre companies open their doors for the 2010-2011 season. 09/10 began with the 4th Annual Milwaukee Comedy fest and ended with the 5th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Fest. Here are some highlights of what happened between those two festivals:   AUGUST:  AROUND THE WORLD AND INTERROGATION IN STYLE August began with a touring produ...
Monday, July 19, 2010

Playwright lashes out in slender, muscular book

David Mamet is almost as blunt-spoken as the gritty, street-bound characters he introduced in Glengarry Glen Ross and American Buffalo. One of the great playwrights to emerge in the closing decades of the 20th century, Mamet has also been prolific in other fields, writing and directing for film and television...
07.08.2010 | | Posted at 04:23 PM

Door Shakespeare Opens Its 2010 Season This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
 Door Shakespeare is easily one of the most organic outdoor theatres in the state. The “stage” is actually a clearing in the woods in Bailey’s Harbor surrounded by folding chairs. Productions feature minimal set and costuming in favor of some really impressive acting . . . quite a few people in any Door Shakes cast are Equity—quite often from out of state. I’ve had some amazingly vis...
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...
07.05.2010 | | Posted at 06:36 PM

Old Folk Tale Staged By M and W

By Russ Bickerstaff
Summer is a great time to introduce kids to live theatre. There are no shortage of opportunities to do so and they’re out of school, which will ideally mean that they’ll be able to sit still and focus that much more what with not having to do so in class all day. (This could be a bit naïve—I have yet to become a father . . . ) M and W Productions has been doing children’s theatre for qu...
07.03.2010 | | Posted at 12:33 PM

Looking Ahead To A Busy July In Local Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
This is only my third weekend all year without an shows to go to. As such, I would feel a bit out of place were it not for my wife’s birthday and the whole independence day thing. July may start off slow in local theatre, but there’s actually a lot going on. Here’s a look:   July 8th—Bad Example Productions Debuts with the opening of a play be Ray Bradbury based on his novel Fahrenheit 4...