Results tagged with 'renaissance theaterworks'
Published April 7, 2014
Ten years ago, I saw the Renaissance production of "Skin Tight," a story of love and life. A decade later, the company brought back the original cast and its original director, Laura Gordon. This new version, running through April 27, is even richer and more nuanced than the original.
Published Jan. 19, 2014
For over half a century, I have been in and around the world of live theater, as an actor, critic, spectator and lover. And in all those five decades, I can honestly say I have never met anyone quite like the three characters in "The Understudy," the Theresa Rebeck ode to the sacred life of live theater that opened Saturday night at Renaissance Theaterworks.
Published Jan. 16, 2014
Back when Mallory Metoxen was eighth grade, she decided that she wanted to be actress. And then she got her first lead role. "I hated it," Metoxen recalled. "It was Vivian Bearing in `Wit.' I was like, `I don't like this. I like being a supporting role, and I don't know that acting is really my calling.' I went through kind of a little crisis." Thanks to Metoxen's little crisis, she ended up getting whisked down a different career path: directing.
Published Jan. 2, 2014
There is nothing I like better than going to see the work of Milwaukee's extremely talented theater community. As 2013 draws to a close, I find myself remembering certain rare and outstanding productions.
Published Oct. 20, 2013
I have a lot of respect for Shakespeare. I kind of like Robert Frost, and Maya Angelou has written a few things I like. But Emily Dickinson? Forget it. No way. Birds, harps and flowers. Not for me. That is why I am so surprised how very much I liked "The Belle of Amherst," William Luce's one person play about Emily Dickinson.
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