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The Classical Company Class presents Romeo and Juliet, this Friday and Saturday, August 10th and 11th at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street.  Showtime is 7:00, and the price…

Nada.

Zilch.

Nothing.

I’ve worked with a bunch of these young actors for many years and I couldn’t be more impressed with their work.  Come see a Romeo and Juliet where the actors are actually the age of the title roles they are playing.

I mean not exactly.  We’re not sure of their exact birth dates…

…except for Juliet.  She was born on Lamas Eve at night fourteen years ago…

…that’s actually surprisingly exact.

But I digress.  Come see free theatre supporting some really wonderful people.

Oh, and Jennie Babisch who plays Romeo designed the program cover.  Here’s another for your viewing pleasure.

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Our writers are already hard at work to create tomorrow evening’s shows.  They’ve picked their subjects and locations and they’ve got about 12 hours to write a play over night.  The actors and directors get another 12 hours to stage these new plays and then we put them up in front of a live audience. After the show is over we do it again…with less time.  That’s insane!

 

The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company presents Combat Theatre XXX.

8 Writers

8 Directors

30 Actors

1 Costume

 

Friday and Saturday, June 17th and 18th at 8:00 pm

The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC)

325 W. Walnut Street (on the corner of Walnut and Dr. MLK Jr. Drive)

Tickets are $18 available at the door only

Or buy the weekend package for $32

Bunny Gumbo: we do it because we can!

http://www.bunnygumbo.com


Jarecki TarzanWhat were you doing last night?  Sitting on your couch watching Netflix?  Wasting time surfing the internet?  Exciting stuff.  You could have seen 8 fantastic new plays that didn’t exist 24 hours before.  Bummer.

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So what are you doing tonight?  8 new shows are being produced right now by 70 insanely talented Milwaukee theatre folk.  It’s Bunny Gumbo’s Combat Theatre.  Tonight at 8:00 pm at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street.  Tickets are only $18.  Come on out and get yourself some theatre!

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Summer Combat is less than a month away, so mark your calendars.  The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company invites you to join us for Combat Theatre.  The summer installment of Combat arrives May 29th and 30th at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC.)

 

30 actors, 8 writers and 8 directors bring you 16 new works of theatre all created in 24 hours.  The subjects and locations for these new plays are all, literally, pulled from a hat.  The scripts are written overnight and the casts have less than 12 hours to memorize their lines and get the shows up on their feet.  After Friday’s show, we do it all over again…with less time!  There is no advanced preparation, no warning, no mercy – just instinct, ability and raw talent on display. The outcome of the process is a wide variety of 15-minute works that boggle the imagination.

 

Combat Theatre takes place Friday and Saturday, May 29th and 30th, at 8 pm at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut (on the corner of Walnut and MLK.)  Tickets are $18 each and are available at the door only.  The weekend package gets you both nights for only $30.

 

Combat Theatre involves the best writers, directors, and actors Milwaukee has to offer.  Those wishing to attend are advised to arrive early as previous installments of Combat have sold out quickly.

 

The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center is a collaboration of First Stage Children’s Theatre and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.

 

For more information about Bunny Gumbo, write to bunnygumbo@wi.rr.com or visit our website: www.bunnygumbo.com

 

And for info on all things theatrical in Milwaukee go to: https://bunnygumbo.wordpress.com

 


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Here it comes.  Combat Theatre like you’ve never seen it before.

 

8 Writers

8 Composers

8 Directors

34 Actors

 

And 2 very special Narrators

 

60 ridiculously talented performers coming together to create 1 great show, and you only have 1 chance to see it.

 

Bunny Gumbo presents, Combat! The Musical!

 

Saturday, June 7th at 8:00

The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC)

325 W. Walnut Street

Tickets are $18 and available at the door only

 

Normally our writers are challenged with writing a play based on a random Subject and Location.  Not so with Combat! The Musical!  This time they get 1 of 8 parts of a story.  Oh, and they have to write a song or two.  Once the first writer and musician team is done with their installment, they pass it on to the next team who must take the story on the next leg of the journey.  Only then, when the story is complete, does the real fun begins.  Our directors and actors have to whip all of these pieces together in one short day for this most challenging of musicals.

 

So get your Bunny on!

 

Visit us at www.bunnygumbo.com for more details.


Over the course of the thirteen years we have been producing Combat Theatre, there are any number of the plays produced that have deserved attention and a life outside of the single night they were produced.Certainly one of the highlights of all those productions was Patrick Holland’s The Cowboy.  Patrick’s play has been published in The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012 along with the likes of plays by such hacks as John Guare.  Well done, Master Holland!

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Hey Fletcher,

 

Well the book is out! It’s so weird to me to see “The Cowboy” published especially in this particular anthology. I keep flashing back to writing it at three in the morning at a Starbucks for Combat! But I am so grateful to everyone from Combat. Without your support, this play would have never been written. And what a wonderful acknowledgement of the work we all do than to have it included in the “The Best American Short Plays Of 2011-2012.”

 

For the anthology William Demastes, the editor, wrote this about “The Cowboy”:

“The Cowboy by Patrick Holland is haunting in its own way. The work is perfectly crafted to present a collection of improbabilities leading to a fantastic accident that generates the feeling that the accident was no accident at all. The messy lives of three women come together in an unexpectedly appropriate manner, overseen by the silent hand of a character known as the Cowboy, begging the question: What forces lie beneath daily events beyond our control and even understanding?

Preview the first few pages:

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Musical Combat is coming your way, June 7th and 8th.  You already know that Bunny Gumbo fills the stage with a ton of talent, but did you know that talent can sing?  We’ve had plays with songs in the past, but this is the first Combat where half of the shows will be musicals.  Our superb cast of  Milwaukee talent will create 16 brand new shows in just 48 hours.

The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company presents Musical Combat.

8 writers

8 directors

30 actors

16 plays is 48 hours

The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC) 325 W. Walnut Street (on the corner of Walnut and MLK Drive)

Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $18 and available at the door only.  Weekend packages are available for only $30.

For more info, visit us at www.bunnygumbo.com  and https://bunnygumbo.wordpress.com

Bunny Gumbo; we do it because we can!


Have you heard?  A special holiday season Combat is coming your way this weekend.  Bunny Gumbo has put together a superb cast of Milwaukee talent to create 16 brand new shows in just 48 hours.  Work off that Thanksgiving meal, put Black Friday and Cyber Monday out of your head, and forget about your Christmas shopping list for a while.  Come see the show that’s both naughty AND nice.

The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company presents Combat Theatre.

8 writers

8 directors

30 actors

16 plays is 48 hours

The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC) 325 W. Walnut Street (on the corner of Walnut and MLK Drive)

Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $18 and available at the door only.  Weekend packages are available for only $30.

For more info, visit us at http://www.bunnygumbo.com or https://bunnygumbo.wordpress.com

Bunny Gumbo; we do it because we can!

 


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!

www.bunnygumbo.com

https://bunnygumbo.wordpress.com


It’s Combat Theatre, baby!

60 of your favorite theatre artists will be coming together once again to create a fantastic weekend of shows.  16 plays each written, directed and acted within 24 hours.  And all for less than you’d expect to pay for your average freak show.

Bunny Gumbo presents Combat Theatre.  June 1st and 2nd at 8:00 pm.  The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC), 325 W. Walnut Street (on the corner of Walnut and MLK Drive).  Tickets are $18 and available at the door only.  Or buy the weekend pass for $30.

We do it because we’re really good at it!