Outskirts Theatre Co. Fundraiser
Outskirts Theatre Co. has been around since 2012. Since then they’ve staged a pretty respectable series of shows: RENT, Dog Sees God, Rabbit Hole, And Baby Makes Three. This past month, they staged an original piece based on Alice In Wonderland. That's five shows in four years. It’s nice to see that kind of dedication to reliability in a small theater operation.
This month Outskirts looks to raise funds to continue into its fifth year of existence as it presents its Second Annual Silent Auction & Dinner Show. The buffet dinner starts one hour before the show: a staged reading of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. It’s an intimate, little two-person musical with a narrative that splits between a man at the beginning of a romantic relationship and a woman at the end of it. Both travel the narrative in opposite directions, finally meeting in the middle at the end as I recall. (It’s avery beautiful piece. I saw a staging of it with All-In Productions. Only a little while later, there was a film adaptation of it starring Anna Kendrick in the role I vastly preferred as played by Amanda Carson here in Milwaukee.)
The Last Five Years is an excellent choice for a solemn, little gathering to raise funds for what has become a very reliable addition to the local theater scene. Outskirts Theatre Company’s Second Annual Silent Auction & Dinner Show takes place Jul. 9 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Northview Banquet Hall on 815 Northview Road in Waukesha. For more information, visit the fundraiser’s Facebook Events page.