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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
Maybe I’m the only one, but all these decade recaps, “Best of” lists and all the talk of the “aught’s” has kind of taken me by surprise. I just don’t remember this much navel-gazing or discussion at the end of any other decade. I know I’m not that old, but all of this seems so over the top – just SO MUCH.I mean, they’re nostalgic and sometimes fun, don’t get me wrong – ther...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
From Scout.com via Trenni's Twitter feed comes some stories about J. Maymon’s father’s over-the-top antics and ridiculous demands and over-involvement in his son’s college career. Everyone saw his outrageous displays by a parent ever. Rumors are that members of the coaching staff told him to cool it and he ignored them and the MU big wigs were not happy. According to Scout:So Tim Maymon show...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Marquette's WASP Drama Is Compelling

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Marquette University Theatre Department opens its season with a production of Phylis Ravel’s Censored On Final Approach. It may be a bit long (the show is some 2.5 hours long,) but Ravel puts together a very compelling drama here. Playwright/Director Phylis Ravel draws the story directly from history. During World War Two, many of the men who served as military pilots were serving oversea...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Marquette Brings WWII Drama To The Stage

By Russ Bickerstaff
Just this past June some 300 surviving WWII Airforce  Service Pilots finally received Congressional Gold Medals. It had been some six and a half decades since they had served. From what I’ve read online, it would appear as though these women didn’t serve in Europe . . . 38 of them were killed in the line of duty though. They were trained to help largely with distribution. Planes would roll ou...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Spectacular in Every Way:

A bash to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation was simply over-the-top spectacular with fire-eating by Erik Bang!!! and Miss Punch, along with magic by Sir Pinkerton Xyloma; plus the Brew City Bombshells’ sea of bustier-clad lovelies. A racy/lacy runway show featuring Shannon...
06.30.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
None of Marquette's big three were drafted, but all will be playing in the NBA Summer League, hoping to get noticed and make a squad: James finds a team                                          By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel                                                                ...
04.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The final performance of Marquette’s Alternative Theatre Festival was the second performance of a feature-length comedy show—The Untitled Conor Sullivan Life Story Project. The basic premise follows a comic staging of a doomed production of a dramatic staging of Marquette student Conor Sullivan’s life story as written and directed by Conor Sullivan. Matt Wickey plays Conor Sullivan—evident...
04.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Back when I’d been working out the theatre schedule for the coming, year, I saw Marquette University’s listing for an Alternative Theatre Festival in April. I had no idea what was going to be on the festival, but new I had about 300 words in print for it. As it turns out, the Alternative Theatre Festival is a two-week thing featuring work from senior-level students. Amidst the busy bluster of ...
04.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
With the end of the school year approaching, there are a number of student projects that are making it to the stage in the next several weeks. Here are a couple of highlights:As a part of its Alternative Theatre Festival, Marquette University is presenting all new works by a couple of graduating Seniors. Conor Sullivan is writing and directing a his life story . . . or so it would appear in a prod...
04.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
It's about time we get recognized!Read the whole thing hereThe list looks like this:1. Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill2. The University of Kansas in Lawrence3. Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana4. Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin5. Gonzaga University in Spokane, WashingtonHere's Marquette's write up:4. Marquette Uni...

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