Featuring Andrew Crowe, Jonathan Gillard Daly, Karen
Estrada, Chike Johnson, Josh Krause, Deborah Staples and Zach
In this literary gem, Pip, an orphan boy, has a life-altering
encounter one day on the moors when he helps an escaped convict
named Magwitch. From this singular act of kindness, Pip starts on a
mysterious and disturbing journey to manhood that is full of twists
and turns, miraculously allowing him to advance in society while
all of his great expectations seem to be coming true. Packed with
curious and fascinating characters, shadow and light, Gale Childs
Daly's exceptional and bold reinvention of the classic Dickens
novel is uncommonly tight and suspenseful - a fast-paced theatrical
A collaboration with First Stage
Donald A. Cress
The Gerlach Family
Marianne & Sheldon B. Lubar
|Charles Dickens; Adapted by Gale Childs Daly
|Magwitch & others
||Jonathan Gillard Daly
|Estella & others
|Joe & others
|Miss Havisham & others
|Herbert & others
||Zach Thomas Woods
T=Talkback: post-show Q&A with actors and director
*=Talk Theatre: pre-show interactive discussion beginning at noon
V=ViewPoints: pre-show presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:00 PM
An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:30 PM
Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:30 PM
After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.
A Richly Imagined "Great Expectations" at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Gayle Childs Daly’s adaptation, written in 1993, cannily streamlines the tale in classic story-theater style, creating the world of Victorian London using simple benches and chairs as props and scenery.
A Dickens of a Staging
Monday, April 17, 2017
If your expectations are not limited to what Charles Dickens did with words on paper, but open to what theater can create out of ensemble inventiveness, you’ll find both forms of imagination – novel and theatrics – are engagingly knit in the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Great Expectations.
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre staging reinforces greatness of Dickens' 'Expectations'
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Gale Childs Daly's adaptation of the Dickens classic leads to an ingeniously staged production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Chamber's masterful "Great Expectations" exceeds every single one
Saturday, April 15, 2017
The surprising and brilliant adaptation by Milwaukee's own Gale Childs Daly opened Friday night at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.