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03.31.2011 | | Posted at 07:52 AM

The Third of Five segments of an audio interview with Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director mark Clements.

By Russ Bickerstaff
And now, the third in the Audio Curtains podcasts: Part Three of my interview with Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements, in which we discuss the role of the Rep and a rather interesting project he's initiated to commission a steady stream of new works for the stage.(That other voice you're hearing in these recordings is that of Milwaukee Rep Public Relations Director Cindy Moran, who...
03.29.2011 | | Posted at 06:45 AM

The Second Audio Curtains Podcast

By Russ Bickerstaff
And now, the second in the Audio Curtains podcasts: Part Two of my interview with�Milwaukee Rep�Artistic Director Mark Clements, in which we discuss matters pertaining to the Residant Acting Company and establishing sustainable growth in the Milwaukee theatre business.�(That other voice you're hearing in these recordings is that of Milwaukee Rep Public Relations Director Cindy Moran, who sa...
03.27.2011 | | Posted at 11:06 AM

The Sound of Mark Clements On The Milwaukee Rep

By Russ Bickerstaff
I’ve taken to recording the audio on interviews with a digital camera. It’s a bit weird. Recently I’d found that the audio from such interviews would make for a reasonably practical series of podcasts. And so here is the debut installment of the audio podcast supplement to the Curtains blog—audio curtains. The debut installment of Audio Curtains is Part One of a seven-part interview with...
03.24.2011 | | Posted at 12:26 PM

Milwaukee Rep brings THE BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS to Cabaret

By Russ Bickerstaff
A strange and imperfect fusion of Shakespeare and hip-hop, The Bomb-itty of Errors is a satisfactorily bizarre evening at the Rep’s Stackner Cabaret. Havign debuted elsewhere a little while back, the retro hip-hop re-telling of Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors has met with critical acclaim. The Rep brings its own deft spin on a weird hybrid as it presents a production of the show now through...
03.23.2011 | | Posted at 08:16 AM

Some initial reactions to 2011-2012 with The Rep

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Rep announced its 2011-2012 season a couple of days ago. Here are a few quick reactions with a little bit of background--  Ten Chimneys by Jeffrey Hatcher (the Midwest premiere)—Former Milwukee Rep Artistic Director and current UWM faculty member Joseph Hanreddy directs a new comedy set in the Genesee Depot home of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, which should be an interesting c...
01.31.2011 | | Posted at 10:00 PM

Rep resident actors in an edgy non-linear drama.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Appeal of Getting LOST In Complexity Even the most concise synopsis for the Rep’s latest drama is going to sound unappealingly bewildering. The Rep’s studio theatre production of the very character-driven story is told on a nearly bare stage with only a few pieces of furniture, simple lighting schemes and relatively plain costuming. This isn’t a show that dazzles with shiny glossiness....
01.16.2011 | | Posted at 10:04 AM

3 Seconds Under A Streetlight with The Milwaukee Rep’s 39 Steps

By Russ Bickerstaff
Part of the appeal of theatre is the transformation of reality. Under ideal conditions, an audience is transported somewhere else for the duration of the play. Ideally, a group of actors and various production elements can convince an audience on some level that they’re more than just a roomful of people pretending. Patrick Barlow’s comic adaptation of The 39 Steps plays with the illusion fo...
12.06.2010 | | Posted at 05:41 AM

The Milwaukee Reps A CHRISTMAS CAROL rolls into its 35th Year

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Rep�s 35th annual production of A Christmas Carol is a bit bittersweet. With things being taken in a new direction with the Rep, the Resident Acting company that populates the production has fallen from prominence. Shows Like Liberace!� Bombshells, Cabaret and My Name Is Asher Lev are all reasonably enjoyable in their own right, but theatre comes from a sense of community and those...
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

Theater Review

It’s tough for any actor to capture the attention of the audience for the duration of a one-person show, but Australian actress Caroline O’Connor holds her own in the Milwaukee Rep’s staging of Bombshells. Written specifically for O’Connor by Joanna Murray-Smith, Bombshells is a series of monologues delivered on an attractive set by Richard Hoover...