Results tagged with 'james devita'
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.
Published June 5, 2014
The 2013-14 theater season has closed, and it's on to the wonderful summer of productions in Spring Green and Door County. Before hitting the road, I wanted to talk about a season that gave us so much wonderful theater.
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.
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. OnMilwaukee.com 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.
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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