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255 S. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
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This critically acclaimed professional theater company produces the best of off-Broadway and contemporary theater in an intimate and engaging setting. Performing fall through spring.

Shows are performed at In Tandem's Tenth Street Theatre.
 
Upcoming events

Sept. 11, 2015 - Sept. 19, 2015
Dogfight: The Musical

All In Productions presents the Wisconsin premier of Dogfight - a dramatic musical adapted from the 1991 motion picture. The musical follows a group of charismatic Marines celebrating their last night stateside before shipping off to Vietnam. In anticipation of becoming hometown heroes, these young men throw a “dogfight” - a traditional competition to see who can bring the ugliest date the dance. One young man in particular discovers the cost of ignoring consequences, while one young woman experiences the dark potential that lies within all of us.

Oct. 1, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015
Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi

Seat backs up. Fasten belts. New York, soon after 9/11. Khaled, a young Arab American writer, receives a cordial visit from Carl and Bartlett, two government officials. Their friendly demeanor slowly devolves into aggressive suspicion, and Khaled finds himself accused of possible ties to terrorists. The tension mounts and Khaled's situation turns increasingly surreal, as the meaning of being a free citizen - wedged uncomfortably between security and civil rights - comes into very sharp and personal focus for us all.

Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015
Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi

Seat backs up. Fasten belts. New York, soon after 9/11. Khaled, a young Arab American writer, receives a cordial visit from Carl and Bartlett, two government officials. Their friendly demeanor slowly devolves into aggressive suspicion, and Khaled finds himself accused of possible ties to terrorists. The tension mounts and Khaled's situation turns increasingly surreal, as the meaning of being a free citizen - wedged uncomfortably between security and civil rights - comes into very sharp and personal focus for us all.

Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015
Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi

Seat backs up. Fasten belts. New York, soon after 9/11. Khaled, a young Arab American writer, receives a cordial visit from Carl and Bartlett, two government officials. Their friendly demeanor slowly devolves into aggressive suspicion, and Khaled finds himself accused of possible ties to terrorists. The tension mounts and Khaled's situation turns increasingly surreal, as the meaning of being a free citizen - wedged uncomfortably between security and civil rights - comes into very sharp and personal focus for us all.

Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015
Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi

Seat backs up. Fasten belts. New York, soon after 9/11. Khaled, a young Arab American writer, receives a cordial visit from Carl and Bartlett, two government officials. Their friendly demeanor slowly devolves into aggressive suspicion, and Khaled finds himself accused of possible ties to terrorists. The tension mounts and Khaled's situation turns increasingly surreal, as the meaning of being a free citizen - wedged uncomfortably between security and civil rights - comes into very sharp and personal focus for us all.



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