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The journey from page to stage proves difficult for "The Old Garde"

Published Nov. 22, 2013

Writing a play is a difficult proposition just by itself. Then transferring the play from the page to the stage adds yet another layer of potential - and problems - to the process. All of this is important background information because Thursday night was the premiere of "The Old Garde," a play written by veteran Milwaukee journalist Bruce Murphy, and produced and directed by Mark Bucher at his Boulevard Theatre.


"Jerker" is too offensive to be effective

Published Sept. 19, 2013

I have been going to the theater for over half a century and I have never heard a play this dirty - and it never manages to transcend the raw, shocking sexuality.


"Jerker" tells tale of love in the time of AIDS

Published Sept. 12, 2013

Actors Bill Jackson and Marty McNamee, along with Boulevard Theatre's artistic director Mark Bucher, sat down with to talk about what has gone into staging and developing "Jerker," which premiered 1986 and follows the budding relationship between two men in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.


Boulevard's "Don Juan in Hell" finds richness in minimalism

Published Nov. 18, 2012

The words of the English language in all its glory are the tools that George Bernard Shaw used over and over and over to create "Don Juan in Hell." So it's surprising that the most moving and spine-tingling moment of the production that is now at the tiny Boulevard Theatre was a moment that played without any words.


"Life (X) Three" falls short

Published Sept. 24, 2012

Edward Albee created the gold standard for the inherent drama when "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" premiered in 1962. But while Albee has passion and depth and desire on flaunting display, Yasmina Reza's "Life (X) Three" has resorted to a gimmick that is a Halloween of a play, but much more trick than treat.

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