VOICES FOUND REPERTORY PRESENTS THEATRE GAMES AND TWELFTH NIGHT

Season 1 finishes with a world-premiere thriller and Shakespeare’s classic comedy

 

Theatre Games: May 3-7, 2017 | Twelfth Night: May 10-14, 2017

 

MILWAUKEE, WI – Voices Found Repertory concludes its inaugural season with “twin” productions at the Arcade Theatre: the world premiere of Theatre Games, a thriller with a Shakespearean flair, and the Bard’s beloved gender-bending comedy, Twelfth Night. Together, these shows form an oddly complementary pair that examines gender, family, secrecy, deception, and relationships.

 

Theatre Games is a fast-paced psychodrama by emerging Midwestern playwright Pharyne Stephney that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. When five Shakespeare characters find themselves stranded in an abandoned theatre with a script, a princess, and a guy named Bill, they must piece together the convoluted machinations of their boss before it’s too late. But when everyone’s script is a secret, who’s to say what’s written and what’s improvised? Reminiscent of Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, this never-before-seen play directed by Jake Russell Thompson takes us into an unraveling world of crime, secrets, and psychopathy.

 

Twelfth Night counteracts the darkness of Theatre Games with the Bard’s signature heart and wit in one of his most pro-LGBTQ+ works. A diverse ensemble presents this comedy of music, poetry, and unrequited love – the basis for the hit film She’s the Man – with all the color and energy of a 1980s music video. Directed by Nick Hurtgen and Shanna Theiste, Shakespeare’s hilarious adventure into love, gender, and identity in Illyria is the breath of fresh air we need this spring. Our May 12 show is a late-nite “unrated” version that begins at 9pm. Come for the laughs, stay for the love.

 

Patrons can purchase “twin ticket” sets for both shows at a discounted price.

 

TRIGGER WARNING

Theatre Games features strong language, some sexual content, and violence against men and women. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

 

RUNNING TIME

Theatre Games: 90 minutes (with 15-minute intermission)

Twelfth Night: 2 hours (with 15-minute intermission)

 

 

CALENDAR INFORMATION

Performing Arts | Theatre

 

WHAT

Theatre Games by Pharyne Stephney | Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

 

WHO

Voices Found Repertory

Theatre Games directed by Jake Russell Thompson

Twelfth Night directed by Nick Hurtgen and Shanna Theiste

 

WHEN

Theatre Games: May 3-7, 2017

Twelfth Night: May 10-14, 2017

 

Performance Dates – Theatre Games

Wednesday, May 3 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, May 4 @ 7:30pm

Friday, May 5 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, May 6 @ 2:00pm

Saturday, May 6 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, May 7 @ 2:00pm

 

Performance Dates – Twelfth Night

Wednesday, May 10 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, May 11 @ 7:30pm

Friday, May 12 @ 9:00pm

Saturday, May 12 @ 2:00pm

Saturday, May 13 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, May 14 @ 2:00pm

 

WHERE

The Arcade Theatre (at the Underground Collaborative) | 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203

 

Parking

Free street parking after 6:00pm and all day Sunday

Surface lots between Michigan & Clybourne/2nd & Plankinton

The Shops at Grand Avenue garage on Plankinton Ave. (between Michigan & Wisconsin)

 

Handicapped Access

Elevator located via the Wisconsin Ave. entrance to the Shops at Grand Avenue

 

TICKETS

General Admission: $12

 

Discounts

$10 for artists/educators with a valid ID or recent program

$9 for seniors/students with valid ID

May 3 at 7:30pm and May 12 at 11:00pm are pay-what-you-can performances

 

Twin Ticket Special – includes 1 ticket to Theatre Games and Twelfth Night

General: $20

Artists/Educators: $17
Students/Seniors: $15

 

CONTACT

voicesfoundrep.com | (414) 254-2553 | voicesfoundrep@gmail.com

 

ABOUT VFR

Voices Found Repertory is dedicated to creating theatre that unifies its audience and to upholding an inclusive safe space for exploration, communication, and empathy. Our goal is to produce fresh and invigorated stagings of Shakespeare’s plays as well as to create a platform for new works. We believe in the power of the arts and strive to use our responsibility as artists for the good of our community.

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