By Dave Begel Contributing Writer Published Apr 26, 2007 at 9:43 AM

I'm in the cast for the opening tonight of "Getting Out," by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman.

The play opens at Dramatists Theatre in the Marian Center for non-profits on the South Side. It's a great venue and the play is a gritty look at a woman who tries to rebuild her life after a stint in prison. It's a very adult play so children should stay at home.

Tickets are available for this weekend and next by calling (414) 243-9168. Dramatists is a 2-year-old professional company that features works by a single playwright each season. They deserve support from this community. 

Dave Begel Contributing Writer

With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.