Performances

GIVE CHANCE A PIECE

February 23rd, 2018

Audience members will frame their experience of Present Music’s chamber concert by choosing from one of four intimate concert spaces. Among the beer and twinkle lights of The Pitch Project, the exquisite art collection of a private home, or the gracious warmth of the Woman’s Club, the concert experience will be inspired by “Give Chance a Piece”, changeable music that is altered by a roll of the dice. Experience a private and cozy atmosphere with the Present Music Ensemble.

Repertoire
In the Name of the Holocaust by John Cage
Six Melodies by John Cage
Inlets by John Cage
Children of Conflict by Mary Kouyoumdjiian

Program subject to change.

The Wiz

The Wiz

February 23rd, 2018

It’s the timeless classic you know and love, with a modern, soulful twist. When an epic tornado lands Dorothy in a faraway place, she is sent on an unforgettable adventure to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and find the great and powerful Wiz to help her return home. Come along on a spectacular journey as Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion ease on down the yellow brick road to the magical land of Oz. Suggested for families with young people ages 6 – 16+

Equivocation by Bill Cain

Equivocation by Bill Cain

February 23rd, 2018

Playwright William Shagspeare is commissioned by Robert Cecil, the most powerful man in England, to write the true historical account of a failed terrorist attempt to kill King James I. But as Shag and his renowned theatrical troupe rehearse the so-called Gunpowder Plot play, they suspect the King’s version might be a cover-up. Confronted with a moral and artistic dilemma, the actors attempt to negotiate the thin and treacherous line between speaking truth to power and hanging onto life and limb.

Single tickets go on sale July 31st.

GIVE CHANCE A PIECE

February 23rd, 2018

Audience members will frame their experience of Present Music’s chamber concert by choosing from one of four intimate concert spaces. Among the beer and twinkle lights of The Pitch Project, the exquisite art collection of a private home, or the gracious warmth of the Woman’s Club, the concert experience will be inspired by “Give Chance a Piece”, changeable music that is altered by a roll of the dice. Experience a private and cozy atmosphere with the Present Music Ensemble.

Repertoire
In the Name of the Holocaust by John Cage
Six Melodies by John Cage
Inlets by John Cage
Children of Conflict by Mary Kouyoumdjiian

Program subject to change.

Black Pearl Sings!

Black Pearl Sings!

February 23rd, 2018

Music unites strangers and bridges racial divisions in this powerful story based on real life events. It’s 1933, and an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison where she meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit. Featuring more than a dozen beautiful a cappella renditions of spirituals and American folk songs, Black Pearl Sings! explores what it means to be a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity. BroadwayWorld describes the play as “…a vivid reminder that the things that connect us are often stronger than the things which divide us.”

All performance times and ticket prices subject to change. Please visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com for up to date information.

THE BROTHERS SIZE

February 23rd, 2018

Directed by Marti Gobel Featuring Marques Causey, Travis Knight and Andrew Muwongé

Ogun Size is focused and straightforward, dedicating himself to his career running an auto repair shop. His younger brother Oshoosi wanders aimlessly after his recent release from prison, uninterested in following Ogun’s disciplined path. Each seeks to be free — Ogun of worry for his brother and Oshoosi simply of the bayou country of Louisiana. So when Elegba, a man who served time with Oshoosi, arrives with an offer of a free car, the gift becomes a temptation – and perhaps a trap. Based on West African myths and rich in poetry and song, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s profound play is a tough and tender drama about what it means to brother and be brothered.

The Outgoing Tide

The Outgoing Tide

February 23rd, 2018 - February 24th, 2018

Gunner in beginning to forget words and becoming confused. His wife, Peg, wants to move them from their beloved Chesapeake Bay home and into assisted care. Trapped by the menacing grip of an aging mind and fearful of his uncertain future, Gunner hatches an unorthodox plan to shape his own destiny. Winner of Chicago’s 2011 Jeff Awards for Best New Play.

Featuring James Pickering (Gunner), Simon Provan (Jack), and Susan Sweeney (Peg).  The Outgoing Tide is written by Bruce Graham.

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