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Stunning APT production shows off a spunky Juliet

Published June 29, 2014

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is more than four centuries old and has been performed in every conceivable place, in every conceivable way. But in all of those performances, no matter what was done to "juice up the story," it has always remained Juliet's play. I can't count the number of times I've seen this play, but I have never seen a Juliet like the one in the James DeVita directed production that opened Saturday night at American Players Theatre.


"An Iliad" at The Rep is a classic story of battle, blood and bodies

Published March 1, 2014

Great theater is about telling a story, and it's hard to find a much cooler story than "An Iliad," the epic poem by Homer. A retelling of that poem is the latest entry in the Milwaukee Rep season, and it's a performance that will leave you breathless.


Taking a classic to contemporary: The Rep takes on "An Iliad"

Published Feb. 26, 2014

It is a story that almost everybody knows, but The Rep's "An Iliad" seeks to tell it like few have seen before. It's a bold show, one that requires a great actor, a great musician and - in this case - a whole new musical score. got a chance to talk to the two people behind essentially a whole new character, sound designer Josh Schmidt and cellist Alicia Storin, about creating the score and why a story like "An Iliad" has endured.


The best theater deal you will ever get

Published April 23, 2012

This is such a great deal, I had to reread the press release twice to believe my eyes. Marquette University is celebrating William Shakespeare's birthday week on Wednesday by presenting American Players Theatre actor and writer James DeVita in his autobiographical one-man show "In Acting Shakespeare," and the performance is free.

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