In this brilliant, contemporary hot-button
comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning
well-intentioned neighbors into feuding
enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral
candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have
just purchased a home next to Frank and
Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a
prize-worthy English garden. But an impending
barbeque for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate
disagreement over a long-standing fence line
soon spirals into an all-out border dispute,
exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste,
class and privilege.
September 26 – November 4, 2018, By Rajiv Joseph, Directed by Brent Hazelton. A gripping historical dark comedy set in 1648 India, this “ingenious piece of theater” (Washington Post), by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, explores the friendship of two imperial guards. At dawn a new edifice representing the soaring power of the empire will be unveiled, the glorious Taj Mahal. But for the two guards assigned to protect the palace, morning brings them an unspeakable task that will shake their faith in God, the empire and their lifelong friendship. This boldly funny and deeply moving play examines the true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence in a world that confuses the value of both.
September 18 – October 28, 2018, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Directed by May Adrales. The sizzling musical from Hamilton’s creator. Winner of the Pulitzer, Emmy, 2 Grammy, and 3 Tony Awards, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a global superstar and his 4-time Tony Award-winning musical is the perfect way to kick off our 65th Anniversary Season. The vibrant New York community of Washington Heights is a place where the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R & B. It’s also a neighborhood on the brink of change, full of hopes and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is a show sure to capture the heart of all ages with its universal themes of chasing your dreams and finding your true home.
September 7 – November 4, 2018, By Joanna Murray-Smith, Directed by Laura Braza. American Premiere. Coming to Milwaukee from sold-out tours in Australia and the UK—be the first in the U.S. to see this amazing production. Opening our newly renovated Stackner Cabaret, this one-woman tour-de-force show reminds us that everybody has a story—and a song—worth hearing. Share in the life-changing encounters between legendary divas and the everyday women whose lives they touched, interspersed with the songs that made Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, and Maria Callas icons of our age. Featuring such favorites as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Amazing Grace,” “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do,” and “Vissi d’arte,” Songs for Nobodies shows us the magical power of song.
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