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.
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.
Ancient Prophecies | Modern Revelations
Music by Orlande de Lassus and Amanda Schoofs | Poetry by Amanda Schoofs
We’re teaming up with Aperi Animam and Cadance Collective to create UTTERANCE, a newly devised work of music theater which interweaves 16th century compositions by Orlande de Lassus with original works by renowned contemporary composer Amanda Schoofs. Converging at the intersection of Ancient Greek prophecies and modern revelatory oracles, UTTERANCE will be like nothing you’ve seen on MOT stages before!
Tuesday, October 29 at 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30 at 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 31 at 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM (Two-show day!)
Calvary Presbyterian Church
628 N 10th St, Milwaukee
Stage Director: Danny Brylow
Music Director: Daniel Koplitz
Choreographer: Christal Wagner
Stage Manager: Sarah Acker
Lighting Design: AntiShadows
Costume Design: Demian Glas
Producer : Jill Anna Ponasik
Featuring Austin Bare, Deme Hellwig, Jennifer Jakubowski, Emma Koi, Daniel Koplitz, Joseph Krohlow, Sam Mullooly, Elizabeth Smith, Alicia Storin, Christal Wagner, Crawford Wiley, Jackie Willis, and Xai.
UTTERANCE lasts approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.
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