Performances

Fires in the Mirror

Fires in the Mirror

September 25th, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Featuring Elyse Edelman & Marti Gobel. In 1991, in the Crown Heights section of Brookyln, a Hasidic man’s car jumped a curb, killing a seven-year-old black child. Shortly after, a Hasidic rabbinical student was stabbed and killed in what appeared to be an act of retaliation, sparking riots that made national headlines and exposed a growing friction in racial and cultural relations. But behind the headlines, there are people – politicians, activists, religious leaders, victims, and perpetrators alike – who each have their own story to tell. Anna Deavere Smith’s landmark work of documentary theatre, presented here with two actors playing 26 roles, is a theatrical event that cannot be missed – an illuminating exploration of identities in conflict.

2 Pianos 4 Hands

2 Pianos 4 Hands

September 25th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

For anyone who ever dreamed big—and then didn’t quite make it—comes the riotous story of two childhood friends who spent years chasing the same goal: concert pianist stardom. Two actors, two pianos, and dozens of characters grace the stage in this hilarious portrayal of pushy parents, eccentric teachers, and the triumphs and tortures of being extraordinarily good musicians. Featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis and more, this wildly popular show not only hits all the right notes; it tickles the ivories and your funny bone too.

Fires in the Mirror

Fires in the Mirror

September 25th, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Featuring Elyse Edelman & Marti Gobel. In 1991, in the Crown Heights section of Brookyln, a Hasidic man’s car jumped a curb, killing a seven-year-old black child. Shortly after, a Hasidic rabbinical student was stabbed and killed in what appeared to be an act of retaliation, sparking riots that made national headlines and exposed a growing friction in racial and cultural relations. But behind the headlines, there are people – politicians, activists, religious leaders, victims, and perpetrators alike – who each have their own story to tell. Anna Deavere Smith’s landmark work of documentary theatre, presented here with two actors playing 26 roles, is a theatrical event that cannot be missed – an illuminating exploration of identities in conflict.

The Niceties

The Niceties

September 25th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

In this riveting two-person drama, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss their differing views on the college junior’s paper about slavery and the American Revolution. A polite clash of ideas soon landslides into an explosive discussion of race, history, and power. Riddled with smart dialogue, this dramatic confrontation forces us to empathize with two vibrant and complicated women. It’s an entertaining and thought-provoking nail-biter that that will have everyone talking.

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