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Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Next Act stages a radio play of the Capra Christmas classic

 Few holiday films attract the kind of attention that Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life has enjoyed for about half
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Next Act’s take on the Frank Capra classic

This holiday season, Next Act Theatre returns to Mary MacDonald Kerr’s unique take on a Frank Capra classic as it presents It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Show. Seasoned Milwaukee stage actors play Milwaukee actors from the golden age of radio ...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Chamber Theatre presents ‘The Detective’s Wife’

 At some point in the drama, protagonist Alice Conroy works out how many mystery books she had read over the course of her life. It’s a big number. She starts crunching the numbers and discovers how much of her waking life had been spent in fabricated mysteries rather than with her family. There may be irony here
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In Tandem’s ‘Beast on the Moon’

 “There was—and there was not,” intones the elderly man in Armenian at the start and end of Beast on the Moon, Richard Kalinoski’s deeply affecting play about two survivors of the Armenian Genocide, which opened last
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

In Tandem’s ‘Beast on the Moon’

 Sometimes everything comes together on a production. Sometimes all of the elements of a show run together in just the right way. That's what seems to have happened prior to opening night with In Tandem Theatre's
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Next Act finds the heart of human connection

Stephen Massicotte's The Clockmaker is a delicate drama of narrative poetry. Events don't unfold in a linear fashion. They conform to a dreamlike logic of emotion that resonates through the heart of human connection. It's very, very difficult stuff to
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
The plot has been compared to Kafka, but there are elements that also echo the work of Philip K. Dick and quite a few others. The fact of the matter is that it is about time. "It," in this case, happens to be Stephen Massicotte's The Clockmaker. A mild mannered maker of
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

It’s a Wonderful Christmas at Next Act

 A Google image search for "sentimental Christmas movie" pulls up many images from Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life. Next Act Theatre does a brilliant job of bringing the sentimental story to the stage in a breathtakingly refreshing
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Next Act Theatre's production of Morris Panych's Vigil is a work of art. The darkly comic story of a man waiting for his aunt to die requires a precise balance that director Mary MacDonald Kerr and company execute quite well...

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