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12.02.2011 | | Posted at 10:25 AM

A Proposed Milwaukee County Children’s Court Shakespeare Program

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s a white, plastic card with a purple outline of the state of Wisconsin on it. When I first got it in the mail, it felt kind of weird literally being a card-carrying victim of violent crime in Wisconsin. That being said, getting the VINE/VOICE card from the Wisconsin Department of Correction meant taking kind of an active interest what happened to the man who attacked me after the convictio...
11.02.2011 | | Posted at 10:27 PM
By Nicole
This article from the JS says that included in the $87,000 study about whether or not UW-Milwaukee should add football is that they're also considering adding men's and women's ice hockey. The same sentence mentions lacrosse and rugby, but for some reason, the hockey part is getting a lot of attention. The story about UWM exploring football leaked a few days ago and the leak included the detail ab...
05.11.2011 | | Posted at 04:37 AM

Two Shorts at UWM are striking contemporary dramas

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the best dramas on local stages right now is, interesting enough a musical. As In Tandem's Thrill Me edges towards its closing performance this coming Sunday, the UWM theatre department is staging a pair of contemporary dramas every bit as intense as the Leopold and Loeb story playing out at the Tenth Street Theatre downtown. This past Monday, the UWM theatre department hosted the first ...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Book Preview

Jack Anderson, witty and sharp-eyed poet and dance writer, has childhood roots in Milwaukee. Anderson was born in 1935 and, though he has long been a resident of New York City, often writes of his boyhood...
03.10.2011 | | Posted at 05:39 PM

Thoughts on a production pic from Theatrical Tendencies’ CORPUS CHRISTI

By Russ Bickerstaff
I kind of knew going into this week that it was going to be kind of weird for me. I’d scheduled myself to see two different modern mutations of the basic story arc of the New Testament. Last night’s opening of UWM’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot was kind of overwhelming. If you go see the show (and you probably should

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03.04.2011 | | Posted at 03:51 PM

Two different plays open in March looking at Judas and Jesus from a modern perspective.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The relationship between Jesus of Nazareth and Judas Iscariot carries a lot of weight with some people. The two guys, if they did, in fact, exist in a traditional historical way beyond biblical texts, might have been suprized to find out that people would still be putting weight and significance on their relationship 2 thousand years later. Jesus was a political troublemaker. The Romans wanted hi...
10.28.2010 | | Posted at 07:26 PM

UWM’s latest production is a modern re-telling of the ancient Greek story of Medea

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s just so much white on UWM’s main stage. Sandra J. Strawn’s set is a big, gauzy winter affair with long, tattered white sheets. It may have been a bit cold last night, but the set made it feel substantially colder. I was there for UWM’s production of Marina Carr’s By The Bog of Cats. A loose, modern, Irish re-telling of the story of Medea, the show stars an electrifyingly earthy ...
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010

Art Review

“Conspicuous Consumption” at the UW-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery is part of the university’s “Food for Thought” series, which explores “how food connects us to the environment, our culture and to each other.” The show features the work of Patty Chang, Mark Menjivar and Milwaukee-based John Riepenhoff...

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