Youngblood Theatre Company has been around a couple of years and is about to kick off its new season in keeping with the edgy reputation it's built.
Their production of "[sic]" opens Thursday, Sept. 20.
Nobody writes plays about happy victors in the game of life. The people who are the subject of great plays are losers, strugglers – those fighting to find their way in a world that doesn't have clear paths.
That's "[sic]," full of a wannabe writer, a wannabe composer and a wannabe auctioneer. The possibilities seem endless. This is a story about odd folks who find some common, and not so common, bonds.
Playwright Melissa James Gibson is an award winner who used language as a weapon or a pogo stick, and the one thing you have to do when you see "[sic]" is pay attention.
Jason Economus, one of the best actors Milwaukee has seen in recent years, returns from Chicago to direct a youthful cast that is sure to bring barbs sharpened by wit, love and dreams.
Performances are at Bucketworks, 706 S. 5th St. The play runs from Sept. 20 through Oct. 5. You can get tickets by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (414) 368-2375.