Voices Found Repertory stages a brief and intense production of Shakespeare’s MACBETH in the Underground Collaborative this month. more


“For a quart of ale is a dish for a King," William Shakespeare wrote in TheWinter’s Tale. Following this to the letter, one of the players inMilwaukee’s Bard and Bourbon Theatre Company will be a glistening example ... more

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Steve Spice examines the cinematic output of Orson Welles. more

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UW-Milwaukee Theatre crafted a shadowy, one-weekend-only, contemporary production of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth. more



UWM Theatre’s production of Macbeth came and went in a single weekend at Kenilworth Studio 508. Set in an ambiguous contemporary age, Shakespeare’s tragedy was immersed in leather and denim. On,Theater more


There was Space: 1999. There was Camelot 3000 . There was...uh... Transylvania 6-5000. Now UWM Theatre brings us Macbeth 2020. Actually, it’s just Macbeth, but the promotional copy for UWM Theatre’s staging of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy.. more


Early next month Shakespeare Raw presents the first of two October opportunities to hang out with one of the most legendary tragic figures in the history of drama as it stages Macbeth. UWM Theatre will be staging it’s near future vision of t.. more


The play is the fourth in her Edwin Booth Play Cycle, Angela Iannone’s The Seeds of Banquo chronicles the great American actor’s 1870 production of Macbeth. Despite its tragic subject matter, the script is never heavy handed and humorous mo... more


The big view of history can be ugly. To many, the name Edwin Booth sounds vaguely familiar. His brother John Wilkes Booth is better known. Both were actors. One assassinated Abraham Lincoln. The other was...Edwin Booth. Those who know the history .. more




Dear Ruthie answers a letter from a reader who is uncomfortable about her partner’s desire to perform a topless burlesque routine, and plugs exciting arts events including an all-female version of Macbeth at Soulstice Theatre (Jan. 15-31), ... more

Hear Me Out

Keeping with the company’s mission of embracing and celebrating the individual, First Stage is mounting Y York’s adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s novel Stargirl. This moving story explores the beauties and challenges of being the new kid at s... more



When acting is true to acting, anyone can be anything onstage. Men can be women. Women can be men. People can be gods or inanimate objects or whatever. It’s okay. It’s the stage. I’d like to think we’re all okay with that. Granted, there are a few.. more


Injust a few days, Shakespeare Raw will be staging a what may prove to bea fast and loose version of Macbeth at the beginning of nextmonth. 20 actors play 20 parts in an unrehearsed production that is alsoadvertised as involving a “$#!+ton of .. more


 This Sunday. March 8th, Feast of Crispian will be hosting a viewing at the Milwaukee VA. As stated on their website FoC  is "an organization bringing together professional actors with post deployment service veterans who are struggling with a r.. more


It was no secret that the state Republican Partyfavored Scott Walker in his 2010 primary bid against former Congressman MarkNeumann. But this newly unearthed email shows that Reince Priebus,then the head of the state GOP and now the chair of .. more

Daily Dose

   Twenty-thirteen was Matthew McConaughey’sbreakthrough year. He played an admirable assortment of roles, none asprominent as his star turn in DallasBuyers Club . Odds are in his favor: he’ll take the trophy for Best .. more

I Hate Hollywood

I'm really, really looking forward to the Quasi Mondo show opening on the weekend of February 14th. In addition to The Quasi Mondo's Love & Cthulhu and Rockabilly Girl's Charlie's Chocolate Cabaret and Theatre Unchained's The Foreigner and Marquet.. more


A tiny theatrical space like Off the WallTheatre can be used for a variety of different effects. I've seen a space that small lock-in the intensity of a romance. I've seen it deliver the tragedy of human loss. This coming February Off the Wall use.. more


Roughly three years since the birth of my daughter, I finally had a chance to see what it was like to take my daughter to a First Stage show. The First Steps programs are designed specifically for the youngest theatergoers--recommended for child.. more


The intimate outdoor experience of Door Shakespeare comes in comedic and tragic moods this summer as it presents both Macbeth and Love’s Labour’s Lost. The lesser known of the two, Love’s Labour’s Lost, is a light more