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02.12.2011 | | Posted at 09:14 AM

Soulstice Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson celebrates human limitations

By Russ Bickerstaff
Conor McPherson’s Shining City is cloaked in a deafening silence. It’s not just the script, which seems peppered with more pauses than a Pinter play . . . it’s the solitude that the drama achieves in a series of dialogues that makes the whole thing feel so breathtakingly still. Soulstice Theatre does a good job of bringing that lonely, static silence to the stage in a production that opens...
02.08.2011 | | Posted at 12:16 PM

An interesting mix of talents from various stages meet at the Marian Center for Soulstices latest drama.

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s nice to see a play come-up on the month’s schedule that has a compelling script that I’ve never seen produced before. It’s even nicer when the cast listed for the production turns out to feature a really talented group of actors. When the actors in question are a mix of different people more commonly found on a number of different stages in town, it kind of feels like the theatre co...
10.31.2010 | | Posted at 12:00 PM

Soulstice Theatre Brings Larry Shue Comedy to the Stage

By Russ Bickerstaff
The events of the last 12,000 years or so notwithstanding, people continue to misunderstand each other. One would think that 12,000 years would’ve been more than enough time to work out all the kinks in basic communication. Things keep getting in the way of real communication—and in a world of increasing distraction there is hope in the form of new social media that allow people from many dif...
Monday, Aug. 30, 2010
Off the Wall Theatre kicks off its season Sept. 2 with a production of Charles Busch’s campy comedy Psycho Beach Party. Jeremy Welter directs the talented Liz Mistele and Dear Ruthie. A week later, the Sunset Playhouse goes in a less campy though similarly silly direction with Steve Martin’s The...
05.21.2010 | | Posted at 07:45 AM

Unspeakably Beautiful Poetry At Times Brilliantly Executed—So why does it have to be called LOVE SONG?

By Russ Bickerstaff
For the second time in as many weeks, I ended up sitting next to the Boulevard Theatre’s Mark Boucher for a show. I ended up falling into a brief exchange about the nature of theatre with him . . . and mentioning something about how odd it is to see one’s own writing onstage. (An experience I get to have again tonight at the opening of the next Pink Banana Shorts program. The lights fell and...
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...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Contemporary Comedy In An Intimate Setting

By Russ Bickerstaff
Performing as it does in a very intimate spaces, Soulstice Theatre does contemporary shows remarkably well. From various small space at the Marian Center, Soulstice has staged a string of memorable shows with instantly recognizable titles: Lend Me A Tenor , Children of a Lesser God , Steel Magnolias and so on. Every now and then, they�ll do something altogether unfamiliar

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Soulstice Theatre brings some Southern flavor to the stage this week with an intimate production of Robert Harling’s classic 1987 stage drama, Steel Magnolias. Soulstice’s fourth-floor studio theater on Milwaukee’s South Side will serve as a small-town hair salon—the backdrop for a casual, down-to-earth drama. With its bittersweet mix of wit and passion, a production of Steel Magnolias is only as good as its...
02.07.2010 | | Posted at 03:13 PM

Local Companies Stage A Quartet of Shows Prominently Featuring Sister Trios

By Russ Bickerstaff
My wife’s two sisters came over yesterday. The three of them were in the kitchen making cookies as I worked on bits of writing that I was attempting to get done. The three sisters motif was particularly strong this weekend, as my wife and I had also attended a show about three sisters the previous night. It’s a motif that’ll be carried out on a number of stages in the next few weeks. Here�...

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