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Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Next Act Theatre - 8 p.m.

The Next Act Theatre attempts to capture the life of a legend in its latest production, Lombardi: The Only Thing, a biographical play about the seminal Green Bay Packers coach. Revised by playwright Eric Simonson, the play ranges from comedic and dramatic to factual and fantastic. Set in a crucial time for the coach, it’s mostly realistic, but it also features an imagined conversation between Lombardi, his father and JFK...
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Theater Review

What's the difference between Vince Lombardi and a pit bull? A necktie. Bada-bum. Okay, the joke is starting to get stale, but the new play about former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi is definitely NOT.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Tonight @ the Boulevard Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

The unflappable heroine of W. Somerset Maugham’s 1926 comedy The Constant Wife is more than aware that her husband is having an affair with her best friend, but despite what society tells her, she can’t muster up the interest to be outraged. In fact, she sees the potential to follow her own dreams in the wake of the revelation...
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Boulevard Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

The unflappable heroine of W. Somerset Maugham’s 1926 comedy The Constant Wife is more than aware that her husband is having an affair with her best friend, but despite what society tells her, she can’t muster up the . . .
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 p.m.

Set in 1946, State of the Union is the unlikely tale of a good-natured businessman who, despite his lack of political background, is picked to run as the Republican candidate for president of the United States of America. His estranged but loving wife guides him through the process, helping him stay true to his moral principles . . .
Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

Theater Preview

With the Stiemke Theater occupied by a production that requires only one actor, the Milwaukee Rep has freed itself to utilize a large number of Resident Acting Company members for its season-opening show at the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. With a cast consisting of some of the best Milwaukee-based professional actors, including Torrey Hanson, Deborah Staples, the Pickerings (James, Rose and Steve), Gerard Neugent and others, the Rep should have a hit on its hands with State of the Union, a political ensemble drama . . .
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008

Today @ the Broadway Theatre Center - 2 p.m.

Past scholars have often decried Love's Labour's Lost as wholly insignificant, a self-indulgent piece by William Shakespeare before he moved on to more serious work. More recently, Cambridge University's Anne Barton described the play as "relentlessly Elizabethan," with dialogue that is mostly inaccessible to . . .
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008

Today @ the Off Broadway Theatre - 2 p.m.

The Next Act Theatre attempts to capture the life of a legend in its latest production, Lombardi: The Only Thing, a biographical play about the seminal Green Bay Packers coach. Revised by playwright Eric Simonson, the play ranges from comedic and dramatic to factual and fantastic. Set in a crucial time for the coach . . .
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008

Tonight @ the Broadway Theatre Center - 7:30 p.m.

Past scholars have often decried Love's Labour's Lost as wholly insignificant, a self-indulgent piece by William Shakespeare before he moved on to more serious work. More recently, Cambridge University's Anne Barton described the play as "relentlessly Elizabethan," with dialogue that is mostly inaccessible to . . .
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008

Tonight @ the Alchemist Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

Because they were never solved, the Jack the Ripper murders have been a particularly ripe muse for writers for over a century, as countless pieces of fiction have speculated who may have been the killer and—more interestingly—what his or her motives could have been. Local writer and director Jackie Benka is the . . .

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