Renaissance Theaterworks


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Sex with Strangers? Reformation-era music? A cat’s personal biography? All that and more on Milwaukee stages this week! more

Oct 17, 2017 4:53 PM Performing Arts Weekly

The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre launches its new season with Ira Levin’s popular Deathtrap and a new branding campaign that affirms its commitment to storytelling. more

Aug 8, 2017 2:08 PM A&E Feature

Richard Greenberg’s The Violet Hour graces the stage of Renaissance Theaterworks with a profound yet playful exploration of 20th-century history, the power structures of relationships and the nature of time itself. more

Apr 11, 2017 3:30 PM Theater

Renaissance Theaterworks concludes their season with the quirky comedy The Violet Hour, while Boozy Bard Productions, Marquette Theater, All In Productions, the SMPAC and the Marcus Center present one-man shows and plays of their own. Class... more

Apr 4, 2017 2:00 PM Performing Arts Weekly

Last week, Marquette University’s women’s basketball teamknocked off DePaul University to claim their first-ever Big East title andclinch their first birth in the NCAA tournament since 2011. On Monday, with thewomen’s brackets announced, i.. more

Mar 14, 2017 2:52 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous

Renaissance Theaterworks’ production of Rebecca Gilman’s drama, Luna Gale, is an unflinching look into the timely issue of our country’s over-burdened foster care system. more

Jan 23, 2017 11:07 AM Theater

Renaissance Theaterworks’ next “Secrets and Lies”-themed production is Luna Gale, a recent work by Rebecca Gilman exploring the complexities of our country’s foster care system. It shows at the Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre Ja... more

Jan 17, 2017 1:20 PM A&E Feature

Still ran for two nights in the newly opened Urban Harvest Brewery. The opening night audience received the show with all the laughter and engagement this punchy script and production deserved. more

Dec 19, 2016 11:27 AM Theater

Renaissance Theaterworks’ season opener, The Drowning Girls, is a masterpiece. The script, receiving its Wisconsin premiere, was written by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic, and draws on the real life “Brides in the Bath... more

Oct 24, 2016 1:27 PM Theater

Renaissance Theaterworks third annual Br!ink New Play Festival takes place Sept. 8-13. It is designed to offer Midwest-based female playwrights an opportunity to have their new works given a thorough going-over by the skilled hands of theat... more

Aug 30, 2016 4:34 PM Theater

It’s got a plot with shades of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Red Dwarf and every cheesy pulp-era space exploration story that had been so lovingly ripped-off by the Star Trek franchise. It’s called Ten Thousand Moons.. more

Aug 30, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

Renaissance Theaterworks and the Marquette University Theatre Department are staging Phylis Ravel’s acclaimed Censored on Final Approach, the still little-known story of Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II. more

Apr 5, 2016 3:19 PM Theater

“Censored” is a most apropos word in the title of Phylis Ravel’s compelling, historical drama, Censored on Final Approach, which questions the possible censorship of sabotage of Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) planes during World W... more

Mar 22, 2016 3:45 PM Theater


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Off the Cuff interviews Paul “HP” Kaishian, 26-year veteran custodian and all-around indispensable employee of Skylight Music Theatre. more

Dec 15, 2015 9:10 PM Off the Cuff

Renaissance Theaterworks presents the Milwaukee premiere of Ifa Bayeza’s The Ballad of Emmett Till, Oct. 23-Nov. 15. more

Oct 13, 2015 7:51 PM Theater


Renaissance Theater Works

Renaissance Theaterworks presents the Milwaukee premiere of Ifa Bayeza’s The Ballad of Emmett Till, Oct. 23-Nov. 15. Plus: other upcoming theater openings. more

Oct 8, 2015 2:40 PM Theater

Milwaukee Poet Laureate Matt Cook will not attempt to judge how dull you are. For that matter, the entire question of where Kenneth Koch’s kingdom of dullness is and why anyone would want to defend it appears to be sort of a tangential mat.. more

Sep 13, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

Renaissance Theaterworks brings a series of staged readings to various venues early this month as it presents the Br!nk New Work Festival. The Br!nk Award recognizes midwestern female playwright excellence with week long workshops that res.. more

Sep 4, 2015 11:00 AM Theater


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Renaissance Theaterworks brings a somber depth to the stage as James Pickering stars in Nancy Harris’ sThe Kreutzer Sonata. more

Jan 27, 2015 11:17 PM Theater