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Milwaukee Chamber Captures 'A Thousand Words'

Feb. 8, 2012
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When light hits photosensitive paper through a lens, a moment is captured. Generations later, however, that moment is likely to be forgotten. Ultimately it's the stories behind a photo that connect an image to the present. Madison-based playwright Gwendolyn Rice's A Thousand Words, brought to the stage next week by Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, is one of those stories.

The drama is sparked by a New York art curator who travels to the Midwest in search of quilts for a new exhibit. During her journey, she finds a young woman who might hold a special connection to some rare photographs by the renowned Walker Evans. The play's action bounces back and forth between present day and the 1930s.

Jennifer Uphoff Gray directs a talented cast for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of A Thousand Words. Vibrant actress Sarah Day, known for her work with American Players Theatre, portrays the curator. Also playing a prominent role is Libby Amato, an actress with a captivating stage presence.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of A Thousand Words runs Feb. 16-March 11. For ticket reservations, call 414-291-7800.

Theater Happenings

  • The life of teacher and NASA crew member Christa McAuliffe inspired the drama Defying Gravity, an uplifting story of potential. Marquette University stages the production Feb. 16-26 at Helfaer Theatre. For ticket reservations, call 414-288-7504.
  • Carte Blanche returns to the classics with its production of Richard III. The epic tragedy runs Feb. 17-March 4 at Carte Blanche Studios, 1024 S. Fifth St. For ticket reservations, call 414-455-3279.


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