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Hi guys,

The Constuctivists are opening a super interesting play by Sam Shephard this weekend (what play by Sam Shephard isn’t interesting) The God of Hell. This cast is doing really great work and you should come see it. And here’s a thought, instead of waiting for the last weekend or missing it completely, why not come opening weekend and help get the word out when you relate your delightful theatrical experience to, oh I don’t know, everyone you know? Support local theatre!

Fletcher

P.S. The show is at The Underground Colaborative in the basement of The Grand Avenue Mall.  All shows are at 7:30 pm. And if you come tonight, I’ll let you buy me a beer.

The Constuctivists are opening Sam Shephard’s The God of Hell this weekend. Sam Shepard’s THE GOD OF HELL. Opening Friday, September 27 thru Saturday, October 12, 2019. Tickets at theconstructivists.org. #milwaukee #theatre #samshepard #thegodofhellmke #wisconsin #usa #gotmilk


 

    

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Theater RED teams with Kettle Moraine Players for Girard’s Nude

A 1950s-style musical comedy with an outrageous French accent!

 

MILWAUKEE, May 1, 2018 – For the opening of their 2019-2020 season, Theater RED presents another world premiere written by Kristin Bayer and Deanns Gibeau, two up-and-coming local playwrights. Director Christopher Elst compares the show to a modern take on “I Love Lucy” with the main character constantly embroiled in innocent miscommunications to hilarious effect. The show’s songs pay homage to musica americana of its time, from barbershop to doo-wop with many stops in between.

 

Girard’s Nude is set in 1953 in Waldenford, Pennsylvanis, USA, where girdles are tight and morals even tighter. Middle-aged Ethel Evans meets Girard, a famous French artist who wants her to pose for him. In the nude. Ethel agrees, but needs to avoid scandalization from her many nosy friends and neighbors, and particularly her husband. Ooh la la!

 

Performances of Girard’s Nude will take place September 6th-22nd at Kettle Moraine Playhouse, located at 204 Kettle Moraine Dr S in Slinger, WI. The theater seats 66 patrons and offers refreshments before the show and during intermission. Tickets are $20 and are available now at www.theater-red.com

 

About Theater RED: Founded in 2013 by local actors Christopher Elst and Marcee Doherty-Elst, Theater RED is a registered LLC that produces theatre in southeastern Wisconsin. Each production addresses three founding tenets: substantial roles for women, growth in craft for artists, and new works by promising artists. www.theater-red.com

 

About Kettle Moraine Players: Since 2006, the Kettle Moraine Players (KMP) have been providing the Greater Kettle Moraine area with a wide variety of entertaining and engaging non-musical productions. As a traveling theatre company, KMP attracts talent from all across southeastern Wisconsin, and their productions have been staged in many fine communities, including Campbellsport, Fond du Lac, Kewaskum and Hartford. Community involvement and volunteerism have been the cornerstone of this creative organization since its inception. KMP prides itself on not only the quality of their performances but also the camaraderie and fun that is generated along the way. www.kmplayhouse.com

 

                                                                                                For further information, contact:

Marcee Doherty-Elst 414-617-0132

marcee@theaterred.com

 


The Arts@Large Performance Collective presents:

Collected Stories by Donald Marguiles

 

Live theatre in an art gallery…with free and easy parking.

 

 

WHERE: Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee

WHEN: Aug 28, 30, 31, Sept 4, 6 7:30 pm  |  Sept 7 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm

TICKETS:  $18 (Available at artsatlargeinc.org/collected-stories) or at the door

 

This inaugural theatre production introduces the Arts@Large Performance Collective housed in the recently renovated historic Polish House (1890) at 1100 South 5th Street, and features Ashley Jordan (playing Lisa) and Jacque Troy (playing Ruth) in a heartfelt comedic drama that explores the complicated relationship between an aging, Jewish writer and her aspirational protégé.

 

Timothy X. Troy (Director), Ava Bush (Stage Manager), Martina Patterson (Costume Design) and Sean Kiebzak (Lighting Design).

 

*NOTE:  Play contains some strong language.

 

 

Be a part of the first play in a new performance venue!!


                   The critically acclaimed drama, DOUBT, A PARABLE, by John Patrick Shanley will open the After Sunset Series,in the Marla Eichmann Studio Theater, at Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall St, Elm Grove, WI. Performances of DOUBT will take place Thursday through Saturday, September 12-14, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, September 15, at 2:00 pm. General admission tickets are $16. To reserve tickets, call 262-782-4430 or visit sunsetplayhouse.com. For group sales, contact Stephanie at 262-782-4431, ex. 291.

(After Sunset is recommended for mature audiences only.)

DOUBT won both the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. It was also turned into an Academy Award-nominated film. The brilliant and powerful drama is set against the backdrop of a Catholic elementary school in the Bronx, as both the Catholic Church and the nation face the major social changes of the 1960s. A progressive young priest’s conduct comes under question when Sister Aloysius, the strict and conservative school principal, suspects the priest of improper relations with a male student. The actions and motivations of each character are scrutinized, and a battle of wills threatens irrevocable consequences for everyone involved.

Directed by Becky Spice, the production features Robin Christiansen as Father Flynn; Karen Maio as Sister Aloysius; Brittany Roux as the young teacher, Sister James; and LaKysha Burns as the mother of Donald Muller, the school’s first African American student.

Other plays in the After Sunset series include: FRANKIE AND JOHNNY AT THE CLARE DE LUNE, February 6-9, 2020, and VAGINA MONOLOGUES, April 2-5, 2020.

Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI  53122  262-782-4430   SunsetPlayhouse.com


A play by Cara Johnston
Directed by Erin Nicole Eggers

Sunday, August 25th at 5:00pm
Todd Wehr Theatre at the Marcus Center

France, 1789. Tension is high and whispers of revolution fill the halls of Versailles.
We are at the Queen’s Theater attending a theatrical performance given by Marie Antoinette and her famous friends.
It is the 14th of July and today the Bastille will be stormed but first there is theatre!

Join La Résistance for an original one-act play filled with humor, despair, dancing, live music, and shadow puppets.

Featuring:
Marcel Alston
Andrés Garuz
Therese Goode
Cara Johnston
Shannon Nettesheim Klein
Ben Parman
Courtney P. Richards
Ben Yela


AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TOTALLY NEW!

 

MILWAUKEE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRESENTS

NOT DEAD YET!

An original, absurd, interactive murder mystery comedy

Written by Andrew Peterson

 

Directed and Partially Devised by Robert A Zimmerman

and his incredibly Quirky and Creative Cast of Comedic Characters!

ABOUT THE SHOW

Join us in witnessing the disastrously unsuccessful efforts of a buffoonish, egocentric, film director in producing a staged reading of a dangerous and mysteriously secret new theatrical project at the Brumder Mansion. We’d tell you ahead of time the name of this infamous Hollywood director– but we’d have to kill you. Trust us – you’ve heard of him. You’ve stood in line to see his movies. You’ve seen them on Netflix and also possibly…Inferior Flix… Some of you have probably even pirated them on the torrents (don’t worry – we won’t tell). And now he’s coming here. To Milwaukee. To take you behind the scenes of his next artistic sensation: Not Dead Yet! Don’t miss it…or else!

CAST OF CHARACTERS

ADOLF EBOLA- Zach Sharrock
BERNICE IS-NOT-MY-NAME- Amber Regan
CAMERON JAMES PINEHURST III- Dennis Lewis
E. ORR BLOCK- Chis Goode
GINGER KATZ- Cara Johnston
SUZIE DITZ- Brittany Curran

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
6/7 Evening Performance
6/8 Evening Performance
6/14 Evening Performance
6/15 Evening Performance
6/16 Matinee Performance

6/17 (PWYC) Performance
6/20 Evening Performance
6/21 Evening Performance
6/22 Evening Performance

EVENING PERFORMANCES
7:00PM House Open/ 7:30PM Curtain

MATINEE PERFORMANCES
1:30PM House Open/ 2:00PM Curtain

Box Office: (414) 388-9104
WEBSITE: www.milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com


TFiL Closing 4.13.19

 

Get out and support new local theatre people. Last weekend.

Fletcher

THREE. SHOWS. REMAIN. | $15 in advance and discounted tickets at theconstructivists.org

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $10 Student with valid ID

Friday, March 29 – Saturday, April 13, 2019
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees at 4pm

The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
(Just one block west of the Riverside Theater, in the Grand Ave, Lower Level), Access to excellent street and garage parking, and dining and drink options.
“a captivatingly complex meeting…” –The Small Stage

“…the level of intimacy between Merryn and Wyatt feels like something you shouldn’t be witnessing…” –Ozaukee Living Local

“Lean in. The reward is worth it.” –Broadway World Milwaukee

“With To Fall in Love, the Constructivists have proven yet again that they are a fearless company. The Milwaukee group effortlessly explores complex topics through a realist lens. Jaimelyn Gray’s direction is bold, genuine, and not to be missed.” –The Drama Den

To Fall in Love
By Jennifer Lane
A Midwest Premiere
directed by jaimelyn gray

Featuring Madeline Wakley and Matthew Scales

More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron watched as two strangers, sitting directly across from each other, fell in love in his laboratory as they asked each other a series of 36 questions he had prepared. Six months later, the two participants were married and invited the entire lab to the ceremony. In “To Fall in Love” a couple, Merryn and Wyatt, on the verge of ending their marriage, meet in Wyatt’s apartment and use the questions in hopes of reconnecting and a starting a new phase of their relationship.

Be a fly on the wall of this intimate, humorous and moving production. This production contains adult subject matter. Viewer discretion advised.


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Cooperative Performance devises steampunk journey through the psyche in MACHINA PERSONA

 

MACHINA PERSONA seeks to create tangible representations of the humors that we find unexplainable. From anger and sadness to fear and joy, this devised piece personifies the very emotions that define our daily lives. With steampunk influence, an ensemble of actors interacts as the individual forces driving the human machine, revealing the kinks and malfunctions that different social challenges and mental disorders create along the way.

 

IF YOU GO

April 5 – 20, 2019

7:30 PM

*A talkback will be held after Saturday, April 13th’s performance.

 

North Milwaukee Arthaus

5151 N. 35th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53209

(Just south of Villard Ave. Free street parking available.)

 

*This is a site-specific show, performed on the ground floor of the soon-to-be renovated historic Old North Milwaukee Village Hall & Fire Station. The site is drafty, raw, and unfinished. Please take this into consideration and dress appropriately.

 

TICKETS

$15 online, $18 at the door

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
www.CooperativePerformance.org


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UWM Opera Theatre and UWM Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre invite you to join us for an exciting opera production of a Mozart classic.  Sung in the original Italian, this tale of political intrigue, forgiveness and redemption will feature a cast of students and alumni! At the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts.

Maestro Jun Kim, Conductor

Jill Anna Ponasik, Stage Director

James Zager, Choreographer
Leslie Vaglica, Costume Designer

Janna Ernst, Music Director

LeRoy Stoner, Lighting Designer

Tony Mudra, Chorus Master

Colleen Brooks, Producer

Performances: Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-show talks: Held before both shows at 6:30 p.m.

Ticketing Information
To order, call the Zelazo Center Box Office at 414-229-4308, email psoatix@uwm.edu, or visit https://uwm.edu/arts/event/la-clemenza-di-tito-uwm-opera-theatre-uwm-symphony-orchestra/2019-04-05/.

April 5: https://bit.ly/2UIOSZC

April 6: https://bit.ly/2HuN0k5

General – $22 | Seniors & UWM Faculty and Staff – $17
Students with ID – $12 | Music Majors – Free


Theatre Nervosa presents THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)

By Will Eno

Directed by John Schneider

Featuring A.J. Magoon

 

March 20 – 23

All performances at 7:30 p.m.

Located at The Underground Collaborative (on the lower level of the Grand Avenue Mall)

161 West Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53203

 

He’s just like you, only worse. On a particular night, Thom Pain finds himself on a particular stage in front of a particular audience. His goal? Save his life. Save your life. Explain it all. His obstacle? A speck of dust. A familiar face in the third row. The fact that he’s living through it all.

 

Playwright Will Eno has been called “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.” Now, his Off-Broadway smash hit—a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama—finds itself in a new pair of deftly fumbling hands in Milwaukee.

 

General Admission tickets $15

Artist/Student tickets $10

 

Buy tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thom-pain-based-on-nothing-tickets-54621627759

 

Performance runtime is approximately 75 minutes. Suggested for audiences 18 years and up. Contains instances of strong language and ennui.

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