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Village Playhouse

For some of the best acting in the Milwaukee suburbs, head over to West Allis’ Village Playhouse for Driving Miss Daisy, playwright Alfred Uhry’s Valentine to respect and friendship. Read more

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Village Playhouse continues its 40th-anniversary season celebration with a production of Lucille Fletcher’s 1972 suspense mystery Night Watch. Read more

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Directed by Elizabeth M. Havican, 40 Carats is a comedy that follows Ann Stanley, a 40-year-old divorce who falls for Peter, a man half her age, while vacationing in Greece. Read more

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This week, we preview Forty Carats by the Village Playhouse and The Flesh Trade by The Alchemist Theatre. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

As the season nears its end, Paul Masterson assesses the Milwaukee theater scene’s LGBTQ-relevant works. Of note: Village Playhouse’s production of a new translation of Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

The Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa presents an ambitious new translation of Federico Garcia-Lorca’s poetic drama, The House of Bernarda Alba. Read more

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Village Playhouse presents Oscar Wilde’s send-up of the British upper class, The Importance of Being Earnest, in a scaled-down but still charming production. Read more

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This week, Village Playhouse divulges The Importance of Being Earnest; Cooperative Performance and Alejandra Gonzales share immigrants’ stories with Ellis in Alverno’s Pitman Theatre and more. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

The small stage at Inspiration Studios lends an intimate atmosphere to Sabley Sabin’s first original play, everyone’s stories are true, a three-act play exploring the depth of human connections, isolation, truth and love. Read more

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Village Playhouse’s annual One-Act Play Festival returns. Meanwhile, Sunset Playhouse, Waukesha Civic Theater and Memories Ballroom produce plays of their own, the Master Singers of Milwaukee sing o,Performing Arts Weekly Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Three different theater companies present new plays running Feb. 3 through Feb. 19. The Skylight offers tales of love in DiPietro and Roberts’ I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; She Kills Dragons, replete with murderous fairies, evil o... Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Eurydice is an exception. Wood nymphs aren’t generally given a whole lot of attention in myth and legend. They tend to lie outside the center of the frame in so many stories. Her dad was Apollo, the god of light, but the oak nymph Eurydice is give.. Read more

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Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent is a goofy detective parody mostly basing its humor on self-reference and word play. A lot of word play. Probably a bit too much word play. While quite funny at,Theater Read more

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The Optimist Theatre presents Shakepeare’s Julius Caesar Aug. 4-21 at the Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater in Kadish Park. Read more

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Dear Ruthie answers a question from a reader wondering how long is too long before somebody pops the question. Exciting events include WACTCON at Inspiration Studios, June 24-26; Chicago Pride Parade, June 26; and Kathy Griffin at Northern ... Read more

Dear Ruthie

The Village Playhouse’s One Act festival is an annual tradition that has been around for avery long time. The playhouse presents its latest this weekend as The 31st Annual Original One Act Festival for Wisconsin Playwrights makes its appea.. Read more

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The 1943 Pulitzer Prize winning play The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder opens for a three-weekend run April 1 at Inspiration Studios.Performances are at 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays from April 1 to April16.  A Sunday matinee is sc.. Read more

Around MKE

We’re always so narrowly missing total disaster. As a society we don’t seem to notice all that much because of how quickly life moves and how distracted we all are by strange minutia. Best-known for Our Town , Thornton Wilder won the Pulit.. Read more

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The classic German fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin was originally published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm. The tale of a woman locked in a room and made to spin straw into gold is kind of a tricky one to relate to modern kids. This weekend, the.. Read more

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Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun is one of the most strikingly intense stage dramas to have come out of the last century. The story of a struggling working class family in mid-twentieth century on Chicago’s South Side speaks to so .. Read more

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