University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

2009-2010 Theatre Performance Season


WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER

October 20-25, 2009
by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Tony Horne

Summer 1945. Fourteen-year-old Charlie Higgins and his mother are vacationing in Canada. With his dad off fighting in the Pacific, Charlie begins his journey to manhood without a roadmap. Rebelling against his affluent upbringing, Charlie finds a powerful (and unlikely) mentor in a free-spirited art teacher who lives by her own set of rules.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

December 8-13, 2009
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jim Tasse

This comedy of lunatics, lovers and poets and their enchanting collision in the Athenian wood has been delighting audiences for over 400 years. Shakespeare's powerful language evokes a contested world of light and shadow, where all is resolved and mostly reconciled through simpleness and duty—and the power of the unleashed imagination.

This production made possible in part through the support of the Milwaukee Shakespeare Fund.

OUR TOWN

March 9-14, 2010
by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Bill Watson

Thornton Wilder's hauntingly beautiful journey through life and love in Grover's Corners describes as no other play does how we imagine ourselves. This Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece is one of the wisest, warmest and most deeply human documents to emerge from American theatre.

HAY FEVER

May 4-9, 2010
by Noel Coward
Directed by Rebecca Holderness

Meet the glamorous and artistic Bliss family and their hapless houseguests, the subject of Noel Coward's classic and stylish comedy of bad manners. One weekend at the Bliss estate is enough to temporarily derange the entire romantic and marital landscape and send the guests fleeing—leaving their hosts comfortably indulging their eccentricities.