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Aaron Kopec

This month, Randall T. Anderson presents another sold-out run of The Bartender, a one-man show that mixes drinks and stories in an intimate space. more

Dec 5, 2017 3:29 PM Theater

The Alchemist Theatre stages another debut Halloween horror-comedy this year, Pepper’s Ghost, written by Aaron Kopec. more

Oct 17, 2017 2:53 PM Theater

The Alchemist Theatre’s production of David Mamet’s two-hander, A Life in the Theatre, is an exquisitely staged and sensitively performed offering. more

Oct 11, 2016 3:26 PM Theater

David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre is a stage drama in which the theater spends some time looking at itself in the mirror. It’s more than that, though: two real actors onstage play two fictitious actors on and offstage in a studio theatre environ.. more

Sep 13, 2016 5:00 AM Theater

Innearly 1,000 shows over a decade of reviewing theater in Wisconsin I don't everrecall seeing two different productions of the same show in consecutive months.I went in to Door Shakespeare'sproduction of A Midsummer Night's Dream this month h.. more

Jul 6, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

Alchemist Theatre manifests a cozy, intimate production of Rocky Horror Show Live! that blends fresh performances with the spirit of the cult classic film. more

Oct 13, 2015 7:55 PM Theater

The Alchemist Theatre performs Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show Live with performances throughout October. more

Sep 29, 2015 8:53 PM Theater

A few days ago, Aaron Kopec mentioned that he had a mop full of glitter. It’s the type of thing that goes with the territory when you’re getting ready to stage a live production of The Rocky Horror Show. With the popularity of the film being as ov.. more

Sep 12, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

This summer Door Shakespeare stages an intimate outdoor Romeo and Juliet seeped in the look and feel of the early 20th century. more

Jul 8, 2015 12:23 AM Theater

Alchemist Theatre’s The Scene You Need is structured as a series of moments that hop and skip from one place to another. The settings range from a Veterans Services office to a nearly empty porn theater to the incomparable Studio 54. The sc... more

Jun 30, 2015 10:26 PM Theater

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Alchemist Theatre opens its New York Stories Trilogy with a drama about grifters in from the dawn of punk. more

Mar 16, 2015 5:35 PM Theater

Alchemist Theatre stages a fresh, new psychological thriller, Suicide Sleep, by Aaron Kopec. more

Oct 22, 2014 12:35 AM Theater

Alchemist Theatre is excited to present David Mamet’s provoking drama Oleanna, which focuses on a seemingly innocent conversation between a student and professor about a grade that quickly explodes into a battle of political correctness, mi... more

Jun 10, 2014 11:04 PM Theater

Aaron Kopec's horror stories at the Alchemist Theatre have collected quite a rogues' gallery over the years. Past villains have included Dracula, Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes. This fall, Kopec delves into less familiar... more

Oct 10, 2012 3:19 PM Theater

Making its debut this past weekend, Aaron Kopec's Help Wanted is a deeply witty allegory about human desire at the dawn of the information age. The story, set in a 1940s workplace, cleverly weaves aspects of IBM's early history with sexual ... more

Jun 13, 2012 12:00 AM Theater

So I saw Aaron Kopec's Help Wanted  last night. It was opening night. The tiny Alchemist theatre was absolutely packed. Having seen other shows written by Kopec, I'd expected to like the show.  Didn't expect to love it, though. And I did. It's so.. more

Jun 8, 2012 12:43 PM Theater

Aaron Kopec, playwright of Murder Castle and Faust, has explored dark parts of the psyche in productions at the Alchemist Theatre. This summer, however, Kopec offers up Help Wanted, a show that should be less sinister and more subtle... more

Jun 6, 2012 12:00 AM Theater

On one’s way in to one of the best shows of the year, one can’t help but notice a rather large, colorful quad-fold brochure for what’s coming up in 2012. Here’s where The Alchemist Theatre  jumps ahead of every other theatre company in town and .. more

Oct 9, 2011 7:37 PM Theater

The Alchemist Theatre’s annual Autumnal shows have been a lot of fu over the years. Playwright Aaron Kopec has outdone himself with a staggeringly complicated little piece of theatre that’s simple and visceral enough to be almost universally acc.. more

Oct 1, 2011 9:42 PM Theater

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