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10.21.2011 | | Posted at 04:32 PM

The Elegant Simplicity of Driving Miss Daisy

By Russ Bickerstaff
Seeing three shows a week, I often tend to forget the sheer joy of the most basic elements of theatre. C. Michael Wright hands you a tiny matchbox. Slide it open and there’s a couple decades’ worth of history, an allegory between two people, the story of race relations in the mid twentieth century south, the difficulty with aging and . . . well . . . quite a few other things. Wright (Milwauk...
10.16.2011 | | Posted at 07:26 AM

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents a fundraiser in honor of co-founder Ruth Schudson

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has developed a respectable standard of theatre over the years. When founding any theatre company, there’s no question that everyone involved would like to see the entity live long beyond their retirement. As the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues to produce quality shows many, many years after its founding, it appears poised to do just that. The late Milwau...
09.08.2011 | | Posted at 11:26 AM

Montgomery Davis Play Development Series stages a reading of OCTOBER BEFORE I WAS BORN by Lori Matthews

By Russ Bickerstaff
When tragedy strikes away from home, it can be difficult enough waiting for the mobile phone call from a loved one to find out they’re okay—the facebook update or whatever it is that lets you know that the person you care about managed to escape harm. It’s difficult to imagine what it must’ve been like half a century ago . . . which is the subject of Wisconsin-based playwright Lori Matth...
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

Theater Preview

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its 2011-2012 season with the compelling psychology of Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart. This deftly written, darkly comic drama tells the story of three adult sisters dealing with different internal struggles as they reunite at their grandfather's home...
08.03.2011 | | Posted at 10:16 PM

A look back at the last theatre years from the edge of August

By Russ Bickerstaff
With Soulstice Theatre opening the first show of the new season last week, Milwaukee Theatre rolls into New Year's . . . the Milwaukee Theatre year starting in August with the first new shows of the new theatre season and closes at the end of the following July with the last openings of the summer theatre season. Here then is part two of a look back at it all . . . February 2011 The second month...
08.03.2011 | | Posted at 02:56 PM

Intense Family Drama Opens The Season for Milwaukee Chamber

By Russ Bickerstaff
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its 2011-2012 season with the compelling psychology of Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart. This deftly written, darkly comic drama tells the story of three adult sisters dealing with different internal struggles as they reunite at their grandfather's home in Hazelhurst, Miss.Last February, Waukesha Civic Theatre staged an impressive production of the drama. The M...
07.29.2011 | | Posted at 02:10 PM

Season includes a crossover production with Milwaukee Chamber

By Russ Bickerstaff
Parkside Theatre, the UW-Parkside theatre program recently announced its upcoming season. It looks like an interesting and textured schedule. Here’s a quick look at what they’re doing. October 21 -€“ 29  Parkside begins its season with the end of the Henriad--Henry V. The triumphant end to that era’s version of the action film genre, it was the final in a ve...
07.20.2011 | | Posted at 04:11 PM

Expanded open house offers an opportunity to see a Milwaukee Chamber open rehearsal

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the classiest houses for relatively high-end theatre in Milwaukee, the Broadway Theatre Center is kind of a remarkable space. A bar, a studio theatre, a larger formal theatre and a whole bunch of offices rest on the end of Broadway near the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Once again this summer, the Theatre Center opens its doors to provide a peak behind (and above and below) the s...
07.09.2011 | | Posted at 05:42 PM

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents a classy bonfire fundraiser next Saturday

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s always nice to see a fundraiser for a theatre company also serve as its own form of performance art. Fools For Tragedy’s debut show is a remarkably promising new Shakespeare mutation that will be raising funds for Soulstice Theatre. Looking forward to that one, particularly after taking a look at who is in the cast. A little over a month before that show opens in late August, Milwaukee C...
04.24.2011 | | Posted at 10:25 AM

Celebrate a solid season where people used to knit hammocks

By Russ Bickerstaff
For nearly a century, the building at 234 West Florida Street housed massive knitting machines. The big cream city brick was home to a couple of different companies over the years. A few years back, when the last knitting machine vanished from the building, the old cream city brick was promptly turned into a home for upscale condo—er—business—(Busimess offices ?) Yes—it’s now a busines...