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.
Renaissance Theaterworks present RUSSIAN TRANSPORT by Erika Sheffer, January 19 – February 11, 2018 at the Broadway Theatre Center in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee.
A rowdy Russian immigrant family living and hustling in Brooklyn’s underbelly scrambles to get by.
Dark family secrets emerge when their dangerously charming Uncle Boris arrives from Russia. Just after bear hugs and shots of vodka are exchanged, Boris begins exerting a sinister influence on the whole family.
How far are they willing to go to achieve the American Dream? A family drama that slyly turns into a moral thriller.
Directed by Laura Gordon, featuring Reese Madigan, Elizabeth Ledo, April Paul, Mark Puchinsky and Max Pink
Performances are: Wednesday* – Friday @ 7:30pm (*one Wednesday Matinee performance on November 8 at 1:00pm), Saturdays at 4:00pm & 8:00pm* (*No 8:00pm performance November 4 or 11), Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets are available through the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office (158 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202), by phone and online at www.r-t-w.com
Community Partners include Exploit No More, Benedict Center, & Lotus Legal Clinic
As Cold War paranoia is raging in 1955, a flying saucer lands in Milwaukee, threatening the good folks at the fictional Milwaukee Space Center. Even worse, the budding romance of rocket scientist Trenton Corbett and Mary Malone is jeopardized. An irresistible, satirical spin on 50’s pulp space-alien flicks.
Among the most famous political novels of all time, Animal Farm is a timeless and devastating allegory of idealism betrayed by the desire for personal power. When the animals of Manor Farm drive out their abusive farmer, they take over running the farm for themselves. Their experiment in collective leadership succeeds—until the pigs step into the vacuum of power created by the farmer’s expulsion, and betray the ideals of freedom and equality for all animals. This vibrant and moving production will breathe fresh life into a literary classic as resonant today as when it was first published.
Performance times and ticket prices subject to change. Please visit www.Milwaukee.com for latest information.
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 elegance and enchantment of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. The classic Broadway hit, performed live in concert setting with Broadway singers in period costumes and a lush symphonic score. “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live.” Every showstopper! Won’t it be loverly?
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