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Getting the dirt on the Rep's "Low Down Dirty Blues" with Felicia Fields

Published March 21, 2015

Early on in the 2014-15 season, the Milwaukee Rep staged "The Color Purple." It's a show actress Felicia P. Fields knows very well; after all, her turn as Sofia in the Broadway musical scored her a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical back in 2006. It's another familiar show, however, that brings Fields back to Milwaukee: "Low Down Dirty Blues," a celebration of classic blues at its deepest and dirtiest.

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Highland Community School prepares a play inspired by ... David Lynch

Published March 10, 2015

As soon as the lights went down on a Saturday morning rehearsal, the happy typical childish shenanigans from before morphed into a hallucinatory Lynchian nightmare - which meant everything was going great. After all, that's exactly what Highland Community School's new production "Judy Plays With Fire" is: a hallucinatory Lynchian nightmare ... that just happens to be written for and starring grade school students.

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"Five Presidents" scribe Rick Cleveland talks plays, politics and peeing dogs

Published March 3, 2015

Rick Cleveland wishes America didn't want to watch "House of Cards." An interesting take - especially considering Cleveland wrote two episodes of the Netflix hit. However, for his latest work - the new play "Five Presidents," arriving at the Milwaukee Rep on March 10 - the tone lands a bit closer to Cleveland's other big political TV credit: "The West Wing."

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Rev. Ron reviews "Bad Milo"

Satire is a difficult thing. If your satire is bad than it was a complete waste of time as it was probably so transparent that it defeated the whole purpose of being a satire (you should be ashamed of yourself). However, if the satire is good-as in, really REALLY good-people may judge it at face ...

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