David Mamet

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

It’s the story of a few guys struggling at a pawn shop in Chicago. There’s a valuable coin they’re all trying to get their hands on. A day in the life in the shadows in the ’70s. Tonight the next local production of the classic contemporary .. more

Nov 20, 2015 12:00 PM Theater

Wolfenstein: The New Order was a surprisingly somber and bleak rendition of the traditionally bombastic series. Gone were the occult creatures, ludicrously silly boss fights and even it’s 1940s setting. MachineGames has rectified this with their l.. more

May 13, 2015 4:05 PM Video Games are Dumb

David Mamet’s Speed the Plow makes its way to an out-of-the-way local venue this month as Root River Theatre Company launches a production at the 170-seat capacity Aviation Theater inside the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel. The deluxe airpor.. more

May 3, 2015 11:00 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

Based on a 1974 David Mamet stage play entitled Sexual Perversity in Chicago, this film also remakes the 1986 movie starring Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins. In this version the relationships examined belong to a p... more

Feb 12, 2014 3:01 AM Film Clips

Glengarry Glen Ross is the second drama by David Mamet to open in Milwaukee in just over seven days. As his relatively recent drama Race makes it to the stage at Next Act Theatre, a Mamet classic resonates through one of the smallest stages... more

Feb 7, 2014 7:38 PM Theater

David Mamet constructs an intricate exploration of American prejudice and racial dynamics in Race. As produced by Next Act Theatre, it’s a tight little drama that grinds through 90 tense minutes with no intermission and little room to breat... more

Feb 7, 2014 7:19 PM Theater

An actor playing a playwright sits onstage trying to figure out a good ending for a play. And since this is Woody Allen, things get a little weird from there. Originally published in 1975, Woody Allen’s God came around the time of films lik... more

Jan 23, 2014 1:33 AM Theater

Why? Why can't this be a fully staged show? I would absolutely LOVE to see former Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director Joseph Hanreddy and Uprooted co-founder Marti Gobel in a fully-staged production of David Mamet’s Oleanna. I’ve read the play a few.. more

Mar 28, 2012 8:54 PM Theater

Call it a bloomin' shame. The Wisconsin football team finished a magical 11-1 regular season that earned the Badgers a share of the Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl berth for the first time in 11 seasons. UW is fourth in the AP and coaches' po... more

Nov 29, 2010 12:00 AM More Sports

David Mamet is almost as blunt-spoken as the gritty, street-bound characters he introduced in Glengarry Glen Ross and American Buffalo. One of the great playwrights to emerge in the closing decades of the 20th century, Mamet has also been p... more

Jul 19, 2010 12:00 AM Books

People who don’t know anything about corrections think boot camp programs for the incarcerated are really terrific.The only thing more satisfying to some people than sanctimoniously sermonizing about miscreants who haven’t led proper lives ... more

Jul 13, 2010 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 5 Comments

Wye Oak’s 2009 album The Knot is caked with textural detail, a homespun tapestry pat The Knot ,Concert Reviews more

Apr 6, 2010 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

Next Act Theatre opens its season with Mary’s Wedding, Stephen Massicotte’s drama about love, loss and war early in the 20th century. Georgina McKee stars as Mary, a pretty British girl who falls in love with a farm boy named Charlie (B,Tod... more

Sep 24, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

As I write this, I am waiting for Michael A. Weber to show-up. I’ll be interviewing him for a preview column on Alchemist's upcoming production of Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He’s directing the show. The play was, of course, written by legendar.. more

Jun 23, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

Florentine Opera opens its latest season this weekend with Puccini’s Madama Butterfl Madama Butterfly ,Today in Milwaukee more

Nov 23, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

In just a couple of weeks, the Boulevard Theatre opens its production of a pair of David Mamet shorts. I’ll be talking to the show’s director Jaime Jastrab at some point in the next few days. I’ve seen a few pieces of Mamet in production since .. more

Nov 7, 2008 5:00 AM Theater