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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

The Rep scores with Michael Frayn’s comedy

 Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is a clever comic script that requires an unsettling degree of comic precision on the part of everyone involved. The Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production solidly delivers the precision necessary for bringing the comedy to life. The ensemble is well balanced and finely tuned
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 15th century, it was a defining moment in human history that ushered in the era of mass communication. Was it also the perfect subject for a big, splashy Broadway musical?
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The tragedy Othello is the most urgently humanistic of Shakespeare's great plays—more tightly constructed than Hamlet, more carefully motivated than Macbeth, more urgent if less spaciously tragic than King Lear, but with a resistance...
04.08.2012 | | Posted at 05:54 PM

Hell-bent for Shakespeare on a Harley

By Russ Bickerstaff
There's heavy metal pumping into the Quadracci Powerhouse Theatre prior to the show. A single shaft of light illuminates a Harley amidst the gritty gleam of an industrially inspired set. Somewhere in the background we're hearing "Welcome to the Jungle." It's kind of a weird contrast against an audience that has come to the theatre dressed--like they're going to the theatre. There everyone is in ...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The story of Shakespeare's Othello has taken many forms over the past 400 years. The Milwaukee Rep tackles the Moor of Venice this month in a decidedly modern production that mixes the ancient text with present-day iconography...
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard's Greater Tuna seems like an unlikely success story. There is very little that is novel or original about the play—essentially, it is a sketch comedy show featuring two guys in a variety of roles in the setting of...
10.24.2011 | | Posted at 12:45 PM

Another look at The Milwaukee Rep’s LOMBARDI

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Packers had just finished a game that put them at 7-0 on the season—a game that secured them on the top of the league for at least a couple more weeks. It was a Sunday night—last night and the Quadracci Powerhouse Theatre was filled with Packers apparel. It didn’t look like a typical Rep theatre audience, but Lombardi isn’t a typical Milwaukee Rep show.    If they’re looking to e...
06.10.2011 | | Posted at 11:17 PM

Rep Resident Actors Laura Gordon and Gerard Neugent lead this summers classes

By Russ Bickerstaff
 Milwaukee Rep recently made a formal announcement on its Annual Summer Conservatory acting class. The intensive two-week course will focus on American Classics. Classes are set to take place in the Stiemke Studio Theatre 9:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday July 11th-23rd. Milwaukee Rep Resident Actors Laura Gordon and Gerard Neugent  will guide participants through classes focusing on the wor...
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...

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