Another Wind, Riverside Theatre, Sleater-Kinney

Rumors of an instantaneous sell-out at Turner Hall added to the lore that made Sleater-Kinney’s highly anticipated post-Valentine’s Day performance at the Riverside legendary. You know you’re all grown up when you can say you’ve been to the Riverside more than once in a calendar year. My time has apparently come. If any band wasContinue reading “Another Wind, Riverside Theatre, Sleater-Kinney”

The Rote and the Writer, Alchemist Theatre, True West

Austin (Jason Will) has stolen away to the desert to have a stand-off with his typewriter, struggling to coax his next screenplay on to the blank leafs rolling through its paper carriage. He’s somewhere deep in the Southwest, house-sitting while his mother is on vacation. Even if his writing becomes more of a plow, heContinue reading “The Rote and the Writer, Alchemist Theatre, True West”

Grotesque Couture, Quasimondo Physical Theatre, Buboes

An old worn monsieur hobbles forward, eccentric and slightly obsessive, gathering refuse of interest along his way. The lines in his face trace a life of difficulty, all the same to him. Fitting of late medieval times, a woman nurses a babe coarsely, holding it by the neck to her bosom. She meets an unseenContinue reading “Grotesque Couture, Quasimondo Physical Theatre, Buboes”

No Doze, Suicide Sleep, Alchemist Theatre

He has that tortured look on his face. Rick (Joshua Devitt) sits up from his bed in the middle of night, intimately bothered. The rowdy neighbors give him plenty of reason to fix his face to glare at nothing in particular. The bass is pounding from a sound system next door, and he wonders howContinue reading “No Doze, Suicide Sleep, Alchemist Theatre”

Theatre Season! Anodyne, Playback Milwaukee

So much talk about the changing seasons. Yes, it’s here. Theatre Season! Playback Milwaukee Theatre Company looks like a promising outing as they prepare to take the stage tomorrow at Anodyne Roastery in Walker’s Point at 7p. Founded by Milwaukee native James Murrel, playback theater is a form of improvisational theater that feeds on storiesContinue reading “Theatre Season! Anodyne, Playback Milwaukee”