David Mamet

Opening this week are Alchemist Theatre’s production of David Mamet’s scintillating Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and Boozy Bard Productions’ Shakespeare Raw: Antony and Cleopatra, a playful, drunken staging of Shakespeare’s classic. Read more

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


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.. Read more


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 .. Read more


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.. Read more

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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.. Read more


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... Read more


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... Read more

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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... Read more


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... Read more


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... Read more


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.. Read more


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... Read more

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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... Read more


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

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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... Read more

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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.. Read more


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

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