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Milwaukee, WI 53202
Holmes and Watson Veteran's Night
As a Blue Star Theater and member of the Veterans Chamber of Commerce, The Rep will be honoring our veterans with a fun and family-friendly night out at the theater. A special discount and pre-show reception in the lobby, featuring veteran performer Jesse Frewerd, will be provided for all service members, veterans, and their families. Everyone is also invited to stay after the show for a panel discussion on veterans in the media, such as the portrayal of Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes Series. Hosted in collaboration with the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. 6:30pm Reception, 7:30 pm Curtain Call.
Holmes and Watson's Panel Discussion "Dr. Watson is a Vet?! Representations of Veterans in the Media"
Featuring Tarik Moody (88Nine Radio Milwaukee), this panel discussion focuses on the representation of veterans- such as Dr. John Watson- in theater, TV, and film. Curated by the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. This discussion is following the 7:30pm performance of Holmes and Watson and is free to the public, but tickets to the show can be purchased at www.MilwaukeeRep.com or by calling the box office at 414-22-9490.
George Orwell's Animal Farm
Among the most famous political novels of all time, Animal Farm is a timeless and devastating allegory of idealism betrayed by the desire for personal power. When the animals of Manor Farm drive out their abusive farmer, they take over running the farm for themselves. Their experiment in collective leadership succeeds—until the pigs step into the vacuum of power created by the farmer’s expulsion, and betray the ideals of freedom and equality for all animals. This vibrant and moving production will breathe fresh life into a literary classic as resonant today as when it was first published.
Black Pearl Sings!
Music unites strangers and bridges racial divisions in this powerful story based on real life events. It’s 1933, and an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison where she meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit. Featuring more than a dozen beautiful a cappella renditions of spirituals and American folk songs, Black Pearl Sings! explores what it means to be a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity. BroadwayWorld describes the play as “…a vivid reminder that the things that connect us are often stronger than the things which divide us.”
Animal Farm's Panel Discussion "The Co-opting of Social Movements"
Hear local community organizers and activists including Cacy Kemp (Safe & Sound), Emilio De Torre (ACLU of Wisconsin), and Rayhainio Boynes (FLYE) talk about social organizing in Milwaukee. This discussion is following the 2pm performance of Animal Farm and is free to the public, but tickets for the show can be purchased at www.MilwaukeeRep.com or by calling the box office at 414-224-9490.
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