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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

July 9, 2015 - July 19, 2015
THESE SHINING LIVES

In the 1920s, the world was changing for American women. And when The Radium Dial Company moved to Ottawa, Illinois in 1922, the jobs they offered seemed like a dream come true. Based on true events, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who fought back against a corporation that considered them expendable.

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.

 
 


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By Dave Begel - Feb. 01, 2015
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