The year past was full of events and stories that make it a memorable year. But it's the people who hold the ultimate fascination. Here's a list of the 14 most fascinating and interesting people who crossed my path during 2014.
When it comes to the classic story of "A Christmas Carol," Scrooge has always been the star. But just as important to the story are the Cratchits, who embody the Christmas spirit and the human spirit so essential to Dickens's fable. For the past few years, the two characters have been played in the Milwaukee Rep's annual production by the same two Milwaukee actors: Jonathan Wainwright and Marti Gobel.
It's a rare thing when you can walk out of a play and think that you are one of the smart people in this world. But that's how I felt after seeing "The Sunset Limited," which opened Thursday night at Next Act Theatre.
There could be no more fitting way to honor the memory of Milwaukeean Sally Marks than with a festival of her greatest love - theater. Uprooted Theatre, the brainchild and nurtured company of Marti Gobel - one of the very best and busiest actors in Milwaukee - is honoring Marks' memory with a six-play fete, called "Stretch MARKS," to be held at Next Act Theatre.
It was a “One Night Only” engagement that brought out some of the Milwaukee theatre community’s heavy-hitters. The classic was Tennessee William’s A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE. The company, UPROOTED Theatre, whose first production of BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER garner...