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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

Aug. 6, 2015 - Aug. 9, 2015
Milwaukee Comedy Festival

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is celebrating “Ten Years of Funny!”

August 6th – 9th, 2015! Every show is different and features a variety of live comedy including stand up, improv and sketch comedy. There are seven different shows featuring dozens of the best professional comedy acts from across the continent with the final night’s show featuring Brian Posehn at the Historic Turner Hall.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015 - 8:00PM Jason Hillman (Host) – Stand Up, Milwaukee Broadminded - Sketch, Milwaukee T.I.M. – Musical Improv, Milwaukee Zach Peterson – Stand Up, Chicago FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015 - 8:00PM Shannon Noll (Host) – Stand Up, Chicago Morgan Freeman Presents The Magic Negro and Other Blackness – Sketch, Atlanta Tall Boys – Improv, Milwaukee Josh Johnson – Stand Up, Chicago

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015 - 10:00PM John Egan (Host) – Stand Up, Green Bay Dynamo Kickstand – Sketch, Milwaukee Jack and the Wolf – Improv, Chicago Alex Kumin – Stand Up, Chicago

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015 - 4:00PM Special Event – Whoremones, Live Podcast - 6:00PM Jim Zarling (Host), Stand Up Richmond Sketch Marks – Sketch, Milwaukee Chairs – Improv, Chicago Sam Ike – Stand Up, Boston  8:00PM King Quail – Sketch, Brooklyn, NY Sammy Arechar – Stand Up, Milwaukee Special Guest- To Be Announced! - 10:00PM Danny Lobell (Host) – Stand Up, Los Angeles Variety Hour Happy Hour – Sketch, Milwaukee Fancy Football – Improv, Los Angeles Christopher Schmidt – Stand Up, Milwaukee

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2015 – 8PM Historic Turner Hall Ryan Mason (Host) - Stand Up, Milwaukee Geoffrey Asmus – Stand Up, Madison Brian Posehn – Stand Up, Los Angeles

Aug. 20, 2015 - Aug. 22, 2015
The Comedy of Hamlet...kinda sorta by Patrick Schmitz

Join some of Milwaukee's favorite comedic talents in a re-telling of Shakespeare's classic Hamlet...kinda sorta - at Next Act Theatre, August 20th-22nd. This comedic take on the classic story is from the same company that brought you The Comedy of Romeo and Juliet...kinda sorta and the sold out Milwaukee favorite, Rudolf the Pissed-Off Reindeer.

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.



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