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Can you believe this team???!!!

Combat Theatre veterans:

Goofy Doug Jarecki

Sexy Allie Bonesho

Inscrutable Drew Brhel

Musical wizard Brian Myers



Plus  Carrie Hitchcock, Mary Kababik and Michael Pocaro,

all together in a near-future fantasy called —

HERESY  by A.R. Gurney at Next Act Theatre through December 14th.

The story  : It’s the year 2020.  Looks like the National Guard is in charge of the countryMary and Joe’s son, Chris, has been spreading an inspirational message that’s making the powers-that-be a little crazy. He’s got new ideas on living that might just shake up the world.   Homeland Security’s taken Chris into custody, and his friends and family are trying to get him released.  But that might be the most dangerous thing they could do.  It turns out that HERESY can be found  in many ideas, and you’ve probably had a few of them yourself.

These talented and krazy kids will also bring you the added,

special bonus, world premiere of


  • a Doug Jarecki and Brian Myers original concoction.

In the Crackdown Café, we take a glance at people on the edge of survival, in a world plagued by shortages of resources, morality and gumption (how often do you get to hear that word?).  But, and we emphasize, BUT, there is no shortage of humorous sketches, songs and stupidly-funny commercials for your enjoyment.  You’ll completely forget about your troubles because you’re laughing so hard at theirs.  And that’s really the point, right?  Thanks to creators Jarecki and Myers, you’re in for a post-crackdown treat.

Critics crackdown

ADDED BONUS: the critics are saying they don’t like the show.  Wow, that’s added value right there!  Here’s your chance to tell the critics where to put it, as you put your butt in a Next Act seat to see for yourself.  Allie Bonesho says, “People with ‘Combat humor’ are going to love this show.”

Special Combat offer:

So, come on Combat troops:  to Next Act Theatre, now through December 14th.  And don’t forget to ask for the special offer with promo code, “I love Doug.”  Well, you don’t have to say it if it isn’t true, but be sure to ask for the special Combat discount!  Discount is 20%.

See you at Next Act!        255 S. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI          414-278-0765


$10 Artist Tickets available for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s LEND ME A TENOR – now through April 27!


Ken Ludwig’s classic farce is directed by C. Michael Wright and features Alexandra Bonesho, Drew Brhel, Hannah Klapperich-Mueller, Steven M. Koehler, Linda C. Loving, Rick Pendzich, Rana Roman & Peter Sisto


Watch a preview video:


MCT offers $10 “Artist” tickets for theatre artists/administrators. “Artist” tickets are available for purchase the day of performance only. To purchase just call 414-291-7800 or visit the box office and ask for “$10 Artist Tickets” (plus handling and tax). LEND ME A TENOR in the Broadway Theatre Center’s Cabot Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, 414-291-7800,


I’m very much looking forward to hearing this play and can use all the feedback I can get.  And Katie’s put a delightful cast together for the reading.  And it’s free!


Milwaukee, WI …True to its mission to nurture local artists, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents the Montgomery Davis Play Development Series staged reading of MORE LOSERS, by Milwaukee-based playwright James Fletcher

An unemployed and depressed dreamer, a barista with writer’s block, a young woman looking for love through sex, a simple man searching for understanding.  Four tales of people marginalized by society.  You’ll need to walk a few miles in their shoes before you label them “losers.”

Playwright James Fletcher is also the co-founder and artistic director of Milwaukee’s Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company, which produced his play LOSERS in 2007. MORE LOSERS continues the style and themes explored in LOSERS, giving patrons a glimpse into the lives of four more underdogs. Katie Cummings makes her MCT debut directing the new work featuring Alexandra Bonesho, Drew Brhel, Karen Estrada, Dan Katula, Emmitt Morgans.

MORE LOSERS  will be performed on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Skylight Bar & Bistro, located on the second level of the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.  Reading reservations are not required; seating is first-come, first-served. The reading is free of charge, with donations kindly accepted.  The Skylight Bar & Bistro will be open for dinner and refreshments beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Milwaukee Chamber Theatre at (414) 276-8842.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is doing a staged reading of one of my plays.  Katie Cummings is directing a stellar cast and I’d love your feedback.


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents

A Montgomery Davis Play Development Series staged reading


by James Fletcher

Monday, September 17, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.

An unemployed and depressed dreamer, a barista with writer’s block, a young woman looking for love through sex, a simple man searching for understanding.  Four tales of people marginalized by society.  You’ll need to walk a few miles in their shoes before you label them “losers.”

Directed by Katie Cummings

Featuring Alexandra Bonesho, Karen Estrada, Dan Katula, Emmitt Morgans,  Anthony Wood

(Contains mature language and subject matter.)

BroadwayTheatreCenter’s Skylight Bar & Bistro

158 N. Broadway | Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward

Reading is free with donations kindly accepted. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The Skylight Bar & Bistro, operated by Indulge Wine Room, opens at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and refreshments.

For information, call 414.276.8842 or visit

Get your Combat on!

It only comes around twice a year.  Your chance to get your fill of Combat madness is this weekend.

8 writers, 8 directors, 35 actors and 1 pianist coming together to create 16 new shows over the course of 48 hours.

The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company presents Combat Theatre

Friday and Saturday, June 1st and 2nd at 8:00 pm

The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC)

325 W. Walnut St. (on the corner of Walnut and MLK Drive)

Tickets are $18 and available at the door only

We do it because we can!