Results tagged with 'michael cotey'
Published Nov. 24, 2013
A frequent pitfall for playwrights that write comedies is a temptation to wind things up at the end with some meaningful reform for the comics that turns them into serious human beings. Most often those attempts end up being sappy and sending an audience home with decidedly mixed feelings wondering whether they were supposed to be laughing all that time. Nothing like that plagues "Things Being What They Are."
Published March 2, 2013
This examination of a marriage born of and buckling under the pain of genocide is like an intricate dance, with spectacular acting and direction. It ranks right up there with the best plays of the year and should not be missed.
Published Dec. 1, 2012
Leave it to the boys and girls of the Youngblood Theatre Company to set our heads a-spinning. Youngblood likes to talk about its theatrical efforts as being "cutting edge." Well, this time they cut the edge completely off and left us dangling on a ledge without a safety net below.
Published Nov. 20, 2012
Leave it to the boys and girls at Youngblood Theatre Company to continue their mission of bringing offbeat, challenging and colorful theatre to Milwaukee audiences. They are set to test and entertain us again when they open "Cartoon" Nov. 30 for a couple-week run.
Published Oct. 3, 2012
Talk about a play with modest goals. In just a little over an hour, "Microcrisis" sets out to explain the entire banking meltdown and financial crisis that has rocked the United States. Easy, huh? Well, the version of the play mounted at Next Act Theatre is so funny, so clear and so meaningful that it's easy to tell Mike Lew, who wrote it, "Job well done."