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  • October 13, 2011read more

    by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Ruth Schudson, stepping into her 65th role for the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, has played in Shaw and Shakespeare, "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Hay Fever," T.S. Eliot and Neil Simon. But she will tell you flat out there is one part she hates to play: the role of Ruth Schudson in the spotlight.

     
  • October 13, 2011read more

    Jonathan West returns to MCT after appearing in TALLEY'S FOLLY in 2008. He is currently the managing director of Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove. An actor, director and theatre administrator, he has worked at companies including Bialystock & Bloom, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Skylight Opera Theatre and Next Act Theatre. To gain further insights about Jonathan, we asked him a few questions about himself and his upcoming performance as Boolie.

     
  • October 7, 2011read more

    Michael Torrey makes his MCT debut in DRIVING MISS DAISY as Hoke Coleburn. Past Milwaukee appearances include shows at Next Act Theatre and First Stage Children’s Theater. A Chicago resident, Michael has performed with numerous Chicago companies and other regional theatres. To gain further insights about Michael, we asked him a few questions about himself and his upcoming performance as Hoke.

     
  • October 1, 2011read more

    by Nancy Weiss-McQuide, Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle; Many actors — and painters and musicians — have felt that their art was somehow “in my blood.” Actor Ruth Schudson, co-founder of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, is one of them.

     
  • September 21, 2011read more

    Director C. Michael Wright shares details about his collaboration with scenic designer Steve Barnes to create the world of DRIVING MISS DAISY.

     
  • September 7, 2011read more

    When MCT co-founder Ruth Schudson takes the stage in DRIVING MISS DAISY this fall it will mark her 65th production with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre! This occasion is a great opportunity to tell you more about our remarkable co-founder.

     
  • September 7, 2011read more

    Every year, I’m grateful to be on the final reading panel for Wisconsin Wrights. This five-year-old organization, created and sustained by UW-Madison faculty and staff, provides opportunities for emerging Wisconsin playwrights, which is reason enough to applaud their efforts. But through MCT’s four-year partnership with them, we’ve had even more reasons to cheer.

     
  • August 31, 2011read more

    Watch a DRIVING MISS DAISY preview video now! Just click 'more info'

     
  • August 15, 2011read more

    by Jenna Kashou, InsideMilwaukee.com; It’s important to remember while your family may seem crazy, there is always another more dysfunctional. Take, for example, the Magrath sisters in Crimes of the Heart.

     
  • August 1, 2011read more

    by Jacque Troy, Education Director/Literary Manager; When Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright announced his plans for MCT to produce one Pulitzer Prize-winning play each season for five consecutive seasons, we all anticipated some truly captivating theatre. What not even Michael anticipated was just how difficult it would be to choose only five from the list of impressive contributions to our dramatic literature canon. As we’ve reached the end of his five-year plan, so gripping were the choices remaining that Michael decided we’d do two this season: CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley and DRIVING MISS DAISY by Alfred Uhry. Each had its own fascinating journey from new work to Pulitzer Prize winner to our stage.

     

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