`Tis the season of weird politics in America, with two presidential candidates whom nobody seems to love and a country divided into red and blue with almost no white to be found. And with perfect timing comes Next Act's production of "The Taming."
The 2015-16 theater season in Milwaukee is just underway and looking ahead there is promise of outstanding productions that will stimulate audiences to laugh, think and weep.It's an appropriate time to look back at the 2014-15 season that provided so much interesting theater. Milwaukee is fortunate to have so many theater companies, both old favorites and new and bold groups. We have a wealth of great theater that is abundant for a city our size.
Uprooted Theater has taken the quintessential white Souther playwright Tennessee Williams and stood "Suddenly Last Summer" on its ear. It's eloquent proof that diversity in casting isn't just right, it's also good.
The year past was full of events and stories that make it a memorable year. But it's the people who hold the ultimate fascination. Here's a list of the 14 most fascinating and interesting people who crossed my path during 2014.
When it comes to the classic story of "A Christmas Carol," Scrooge has always been the star. But just as important to the story are the Cratchits, who embody the Christmas spirit and the human spirit so essential to Dickens's fable. For the past few years, the two characters have been played in the Milwaukee Rep's annual production by the same two Milwaukee actors: Jonathan Wainwright and Marti Gobel.
It was a “One Night Only” engagement that brought out some of the Milwaukee theatre community’s heavy-hitters. The classic was Tennessee William’s A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE. The company, UPROOTED Theatre, whose first production of BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER garner...