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Jake Revolver VCR Repairman - Promo Photo

MILWAUKEE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRESENTS:

 

JAKE REVOLVER, VCR REPAIRMAN

 

 

Written by Matthew Konkel

Directed by Tom Marks

 

WHAT

Milwaukee Entertainment Group (MEG) and producer Tom Carr launch their 2018-19 theater season with the comedy-radio-noir sequel and world premiere production of Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman by Milwaukee playwright Matthew Konkel. This live stage production is directed by MEG’s artistic director Tom Marks and features an ensemble of Milwaukee area actors. Running September 7th – 22nd, 2018 7:30, Sunday September 16th matinee 2:00pm at the historic Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. Special Preview Performance on Thursday, September 6th 7:30pm. http://milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/jake-revolver-vcr-repairman

Tickets are available for purchase online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3586109

ABOUT THE SHOW

He’s a voice for the voiceless, an eye for the sightless and a nose for the nostrilless. Some have called him a villain, some have called him a hero, some have called him “four eyes” and “fatty fat fatboy” but he always got over it. No matter what you call him though, his name and title remains the same: Giving orders and fixing recorders it’s Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman!

It’s the sequel you didn’t know you wanted! In the continuing adventures of this radio-noir, private detective parody, Jake Revolver has left his investigative roots to open a successful, albeit obsolete, video repair business and is charged with finding the ominous and infamous Berlese VCR.

Employing the same silly noir-parody tone and live radio show format as the original, Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman is more amusing and more “radioing” than the first! It’s a seriously funny foray into the dark and hysterical world of a once secret agent turned small electronics mechanic. Don’t miss Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman! In the tradition of Firesign Theater, Jake Revolver combines slapstick, screwball humor, and commercial spoofs for a laugh-a-minute theatrical comedy. Milwaukee Entertainment Group and the Brumder Mansion are proud to present Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman

CAST

Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman stars as an ensemble of seasoned Milwaukee area actors including: Phil Stepanski as Jake Revolver (reprising his character portrayal from the prequel Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent), Marcus Beyer as Sage, Jim Donaldson as RB Hefft, Amy Geyser as Dearly Leading, Laura Holterman as Ginger, Jason Nykiel as Fredrick Nobel, Hayley San Fillippo as Top Load, and Pam Scheferman as Detective Copper.

WRITTEN by Matthew Konkel

DIRECTED by Tom Marks

COSTUMES and PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT by Amanda J. Hull

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman are $25 General Admission and $20 Student/Senior for all performances. Tickets are available online through brown paper tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3586109 or by phone at (414) 388-9104.

 

Information about Jake Revolver can be found on the Milwaukee Entertainment Group website at http://milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/jake-revolver-vcr-repairman

 

All Performances of Jake Revolver will be held at the historic Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53208.

 

Performances Dates and Times:      September 7th – 22nd – Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00

Doors/7:30 Curtain.

Special Preview Performance – Thursday, September 6th

7:00pm Doors 7:30 Curtain

Matinee – Sunday, September 16th 1:30pm Doors

                                                            2:00pm Curtain

 

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Milwaukee Entertainment Group strives to promote and participate in the creation of theatre arts in Milwaukee, focusing on newly written performance ideas created and performed by local artists.

http://milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/

 

 

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WHAT: The Freaks of Ordinary Time by local author Matthew Konkel will have a staged reading at MARN (Milwaukee Artists Resource Network)

WHEN: Monday February 27th 7:00pm

WHERE: Milwaukee Artists Resource Network is located at 5407 W. Vliet Street

COST: Free!

SYNOPSIS: One year after his parents died, Artemis Williams was asked by his siblings to leave his Wisconsin home and attend college as far away as possible. Six years later, socially challenged and estranged from his family, Artemis is still an undergraduate at an east coast university. He wants to perfect his original invention, a combination knife and fork called the Knork, and wishes more than anything to one day return to his family.

In Artemis’ boardinghouse he is a continual irritation for his two housemates, con artists Jigg Bells and Emily Sands. When Jigg and Emily learn of the death of Artemis’ brother and the large insurance settlement, they offer to drive Artemis home for the funeral. Artemis believes the offer is out of friendship, but Jigg and Emily only hope to scam the insurance money from him as soon as he gets it.

Part road-trip movie and part grifter story, The Freaks of Ordinary Time is a rich comedic drama about family, friendship and reconciliation. It’s also a story about the freakish traits inside us all and how the bonds we create with others helps us to discover ourselves.

Written By: Matthew Konkel
Directed By:
Dana Gustafson
Cast:
Allie Beckmann, Megan Kaminsky, Evan Koepnick, Nate Press, Jason Waszak

The reading is absolutely FREE of charge, open to the public and will include a post-read Q&A with the author, director and actors.

For more information contact: sonja.rein@gmail.com


MARN (Milwaukee Artist Resource Network) is holding auditions for their latest staged reading at their offices 5407 W. Vliet Street.

THE FREAKS OF ORDINARY TIME by Matthew Konkel

Directed by Dana Gustafson

SUMMARY: Two small time con artists drive their eccentric housemate across country to his brother’s funeral in hopes of then stealing his insurance settlement. (See Full Summary Below)

WHEN: Sunday January 8th 1 – 7
CONTACT: sonja.rein@gmail.com For a Specific Time

NEEDS: Two Male Actors Age 18 – 30, One Female Actor Age 18 – 30, One Male and One Female Actor to play characters of various ages.

There will two staged readings (Monday February 6th and Monday February 27th) and no more than three rehearsals. Remuneration is $100.

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION TIME PLEASE SEND RESUME AND HEADSHOT TO: sonja.rein@gmail.com

FULL SUMMARY: One year after his parents died, Artemis Williams was asked by his siblings to leave his Wisconsin home and attend college as far away as possible. Six years later, socially challenged and estranged from his family, Artemis is still an undergraduate at an east coast university. He wants to perfect his original invention, a combination knife and fork called the Knork, and wishes more than anything to one day return to his family.

In Artemis’ boardinghouse he is a continual irritation for his two housemates, con artists Jigg Bells and Emily Sands. When Jigg and Emily learn of the death of Artemis’ brother and the large insurance settlement, they offer to drive Artemis home for the funeral. Artemis believes the offer is out of friendship, but Jigg and Emily only hope to scam the insurance money from him as soon as he gets it.

Part road-trip movie and part grifter story The Freaks Of Ordinary Time is a rich comedic drama about family, friendship and reconciliation. It’s also a story about the freakish traits inside us all and how the bonds we create with others helps us to discover ourselves.