Always…Patsy Cline. A returned favorite event created and originally directed by Ted Swindley. March 23-May 20, 2018. Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. After a record-breaking sold-out engagement in 2012, The Rep is bringing back this true story play about music legend Patsy Cline and her remarkable friendship with devoted fan Louise Seger. Filled with two dozen unforgettable hits including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Returning to reprise the role of Patsy is Rep favorite Kelley Faulkner (Guys & Dolls) who dazzled audiences in 2012 earning her rave reviews that helped create Always…Patsy Cline in being an all time greatest Stackner hit. Joining her is Milwaukee favorite Tami Workentin in the role of Louise Seger. Always…Patsy Cline celebrates the life and music of one of the most acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century.
Anthony arrives at his schoolmate Caroline’s door bearing waffle fries, a copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and an urgent homework assignment. Caroline is sick and hasn’t been to school in months. She is as quick and sarcastic as Anthony is quiet and steadfast; both are smart as whips. As these two let down their guard, their seemingly mundane poetry project reveals a much deeper, more profound mystery that has brought them together. I AND YOU is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
Single tickets go on sale July 31st.
From Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman), comes an extraordinary theatrical event that explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. After conducting hundreds of interviews, Orlandersmith crafted a stunning play featuring eight real-life characters, all with unique and interesting perspectives. These stories reflect a range of human experiences – the drive to forward one’s prospects with education, the innate need to protect our loved ones from the harsh realities of the world and the urge to seek answers to life’s biggest questions. The result is a theatrical mosaic of diverse voices that explores how a community heals and grows together.
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The play begins in the present, with the meeting of Emma and Jerry, whose adulterous affair of seven years ended two years earlier. Emma’s marriage to Robert, Jerry’s best friend, is now breaking up, and she needs someone to talk to. Their reminiscences reveal that Robert knew of their affair all along and, to Jerry’s dismay, regarded it with total nonchalance. Thereafter, in a series of contiguous scenes, the play moves backward in time, from the end of the Emma-Jerry affair to its beginning, throwing into relief the little lies and oblique remarks that, in this time-reverse, reveal more than direct statements, or overt actions, ever could.
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