The second act roars to life and makes "The Violet Hour" at Renaissance Theaterworks a must see this season. The bifurcation of this Richard Greenberg piece is stunning in contrast and makes the effort of sitting through the first act a worthwhile endeavor.
Two of the most inventive and provocative theater companies in Milwaukee - Renaissance Theaterworks and Next Act Theatre - have announced next season programs chock full of fascinating possibilities. Both theater companies have distinct missions.
`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.
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...