"You hear that?" "That's the plot falling apart!" Milwaukee Entertainment Group's Not Dead Yet! is what you'd get if you took a game of Clue and threw it in a blender. All of the right elements are there: the mysterious mastermind, the drunken actress, the frazzled help, the argumentative cynic, the flighty heiress, and the jilted lover. There is death upon death, and reasonable motives abound. However, along the way, the piece goes a tad... awry. Playwright Andrew Peterson d
Oh, 'tis the season of A Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th Street, when theatres across the world are heating up their lights to yet another Santa Claus story. The curtain yet again closes to an audience sing-along of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". To save you from this perpetual thrum of cookie-cutter Christmas cheer, Next Act Theatre brings a cynical, one-woman take on the most wonderful time of the year: The Twelve Dates of Christmas. Ginna Hoben's script reflects the
"When a woman says she needs new shoes, what she really wants is a new job. When she says she needs a new house, she wants a new husband. And when she says she wants a new car, she wants a new life." Becky's New Car, with director Jake Brockmann, is exactly the kind of theatre that there isn't enough of. This piece is interactive and quick-witted, leaping from fourth wall breaks to rapid-fire dialogue. Underneath it runs a strong pulse; there is a deep sense of human conflict
The tagline reads, "Two siblings. Three child murders. One totalitarian state." The Constructivists is starting their first season with a bang, that's for sure. All photos by Christal Wagner Photography. Jaime Jastrab, Rose Grizzell, and Rob Schreiner. Martin McDonagh's dark comedy, The Pillowman, may not be widely known, but it is scarcely forgotten. The piece follows short story writer Katurian K. Katurian through a series of unorthodox interrogations, with good cop Tupolsk
If you do something, you'll be punished. If you do nothing, life itself is punishment. Sixteen years after construction began, Rajiv Joseph's play commences: the unveiling of the Taj Mahal. This deeply important piece runs at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater through November 4th. Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Guards at the Taj in the Stiemke Studio September 26 – November 4, 2018. Left to Right: Yousof Sultani and Owa’Aìs Azeem. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Babur (Owa'Aìs
Lights up on the sensational production that brought Lin Manuel Miranda fame long before Hamilton: In the Heights. This modern musical dances through the everyday lives of those inhabiting Washington Heights. May Andrales's direction is vivacious and colorful, bringing the right balance of Broadway inspiration and original vision to the Milwaukee Rep's stage. Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents In the Heights in the Quadracci Powerhouse from September 18 - October 28, 2018.
With Songs for Nobodies, the Milwaukee Rep offers the experience of a lifetime. From your cozy seat in the newly renovated Stackner Cabaret, time turns back and Bethany Thomas brings to life the extraordinary voices of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Édith Piaf, Billie Holiday, and Maria Callas. This remarkably challenging script raises a mirror to some of the icons that have shaped and influenced the image of womanhood throughout time, and in their reflection, shows us the ordina
All photos by Michael Brosilow. "So, people a thousand years from now: this is the way we were in the provinces north of New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. This is the way we were, in our growing up and in our marrying and in our living and in our dying." Running through May 13th, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater is bringing Thornton Wilder's theatrical standard to life on the Quadracci Powerhouse stage, under the direction of Brent Hazelton. This delicate pie