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08.25.2011 | | Posted at 08:57 AM
By Trudie Gauerke
In some families, the key to a fun weekend outing is leaving the kids at home. Someone's always bored, bothered by crowds, or breaking the budget. For these reasons, visiting a Milwaukee Polo Club game just may be the most family friendly event in southeastern Wisconsin. Polo may have once been the sport of kings but forget any misconceptions of champagne and caviar, Gucci and glitterati here and...
02.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This weekend, Next Act Theatre opens its production of Lee Blessing’s drama Going To St, Ives. It’s the story of a British ocular surgeon and the mother of an African dictator. The Next Act production features Milwaukee Rep resident actress Laura Gordon as the surgeon and  Chicago-based actress Ora Jones as the mother. The production is directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr. I spoke with them backs...
03.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Peggy Sue
Jennifer Angus, an artist who encases rooms in hand printed wallpaper, showcases her chosen field of expertise⎯Design Studies. Otherwise engaged at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a professor, Angus enjoys every semester teaching students print and dye or wallpaper, textile and apparel design. Two thousand and nine allowed her a sabbatical year where she contributed to over six exhibi...
02.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Having finally cleared away enough time for a Sunday afternoon, I decided to work on my script for this Saturday’s upcoming BERZERK!!! show. The premise behind the show, co-presented by DIY outfits Insurgent Theatre and Alamo Basement, is a program featuring a bunch of shorts with scripts that were all written in ten minutes. The playwright receives a line drawn from an established work of ficti...
02.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Day AFTER Tomorrow, the touring Broadway production of Annie comes to UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium. The comic strip, which still runs in a few paper, was born in the 1920’s. In the ‘20’s the strip was an innocent, little bit of humor about a little pupil-less red-haired girl who had been adopted from a boarding house by a wealthy bald-headed gentleman. By the ‘30’s, the strip ...
01.31.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This weekend, Next Act Theatre opens its production of Lee Blessing’s drama Going To St, Ives. It’s the story of a British ocular surgeon and the mother of an African dictator. The Next Act production features Milwaukee Rep resident actress Laura Gordon as the surgeon and Chicago-based actress Ora Jones as the mother. The production is directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr. I spoke with them backst...
01.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
In a recent article in the Washington Post Michael Conforti, the President for the Association of Art Museum Directors, said that despite the financial troubles faced by so many of the nation's art institutions - the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA and the National Academy in New York to name but a few - art museums are nonetheless a "bellwether" for people during troubled times - "places that pe...
01.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Another play about theatre makes it to a Milwaukee stage this month as the Milwaukee Rep stages its production of Trouble In Mind. Here we see actors onstage playing actors backstage who are preparing to play characters in a play they don’t particularly like. While I quite enjoy the existential vertigo of thinking about a group of modern Equity actors rehearsing scenes of actors rehearsing s...

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