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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...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

The first week of the NCAA basketball tournament began well but ended sadly for local fans. Marquette beat Utah State, 58-57, but lost to Missouri, 83-79, despite a stirring second-half rally. Wisconsin upset Florida State in overtime, 61-59, but went cold against Xavier and lost, 60-49. Scanning the survivors in the...
03.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
It was on the front page of the Sports section today and now there's even more information on the Marquette blog on jsonline.com, so I'm just going to give you the whole thing...Read the whole story here, but the gist is that he had no pain or swelling despite the fact that he kept intensifying his workouts. They allowed him to do a stationary bike and pool workouts from the get-go and he was clea...

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