Performances

2 Pianos 4 Hands

2 Pianos 4 Hands

October 3rd, 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

October 3rd, 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

October 3rd, 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.

The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson

The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson

October 3rd, 2019
Next Act Theatre

Four beautiful, badass women struggle to keep their heads in this irreverent, female-powered comedy set during the French Revolution. A playwright, an assassin, a Haitian rebel, and former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette hang out, murder Marat, and try to counter the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. Packed with the zany ebullience that Gunderson writes so well, this grand comic adventure is about art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how women will actually go about changing the world.

Tickets to the 7:30 shows are $39.

West Side Story

October 3rd, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

One musical changed theater forever and it will be making its triumphant Rep debut in a rare professional production. Two rival gangs struggle for control of their New York City neighborhood. When Tony falls for Maria, the star-crossed lovers find themselves wrenched between their worlds. This passionate adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is filled with some of the most unforgettable songs including “Maria,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty,” and “America” telling the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical. Add dances that smolder and sizzle with energy and you have an experience you’ll never forget!

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