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”

Blood and Bodice, H+D Productions, Storyteller Theater, Twelfth Night

Orsino (Stuart Mott) strides on the set, his bellowing maroon silken half tunic rippling at every incisive gesture he makes, urging his tender aged servant attendant Cesario to his presence. Espousing noble tenure, Orsino with much affection, whether smug, faintly sarcastic, or down right charmingly dorky, commands his boy to his slightest need. Cesario abidesContinue reading “Blood and Bodice, H+D Productions, Storyteller Theater, Twelfth Night”

Breaking Stables, Quasimondo Physical Theatre, Animal Farm

Dusk had yet hit and I’m on the edge of some suburban, southwesterly boundary of Milwaukee County. The clouds hold harmonies of country fields, drawn off key a bit by encroaching gated communities. Historic Trimborn Farm in Greenfield was platted there, and gave plot for Quasimondo Physical Theatre’s physical and interpretive theater¬†adaption of George Orwell’sContinue reading “Breaking Stables, Quasimondo Physical Theatre, Animal Farm”