LAUGHS IN SPANISH
by Alexis Scheer
Directed by Anna Skidis Vargas and featuring Jenna Bonofiglio, Isa Condo-Olvera, Arash Fakhrabadi, Ashley Oviedo, and Rána Roma
September 22 - October 8, 2023 | Studio Theatre
On the eve of a major art festival Mariana has even more major problems—her gallery is an active crime scene, she has no art to show, and her semi-estranged larger-than-life television star mother has arrived to save the day. Part crime comedy, part telenovela, and a playful look at mother-daughter relationships and the challenges of being a working parent, Scheer’s hilarious and heartfelt new comedy “serves a laugh a minute” (OnStageColorado.com).
A Local Legend Returns
Written and Directed by Brent Hazelton
Original Music by Jack Forbes Wilson
Created in collaboration with the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts
Featuring Brett Ryback
November 15 - December 10, 2023 | Studio Theatre
The critical and audience favorite returns after ten years in an all-new production featuring Milwaukee native and Off-Broadway star Brett Ryback as Milwaukee’s glitziest favorite son! A celebratory solo performer tour de force with a live piano score that spans Chopin to “Chopsticks”, Rachmaninoff to Ragtime, and much more, LIBERACE! will have you cheering this uniquely American icon.
A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by four-time Pultizer Prize winner Eugene O'Neill
Directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr and featuring Kelly Doherty, A.J. Magoon, James Pickering, Zach Thomas Woods, and more to be announced
January 19 - February 4, 2024 | Studio Theatre
In its first local professional production since 1995, O’Neill’s tragicomic romantic masterpiece brings failed actor Jamie Tyrone back to the home of salty Irish farmer Mike Hogan and his daughter, Josie. As Jamie and Josie strive to connect across years and heartbreaks in one final attempt to find peace and love, the comedy gives way to a deep exploration of the masks we put on to protect our hearts.
by Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall
Directed by Dimonte Henning and featuring Bryant Bentley
March 8 - March 24, 2024 | Studio Theatre
On April 3rd, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy in this gripping reimagining of the final night of the life of the legendary Civil Rights leader.
THE NOT-SO-ACCIDENTAL CONVICTION OF ELEVEN MILWAUKEE "ANARCHISTS"
by Martín Zimmerman
Directed by Artistic Director Brent Hazelton and featuring
Elyse Edelman, King Hang, Dimonte Henning, and
Kelsey Elyse Rodriguez
April 26 - May 12, 2024 | Studio Theatre
What do you get when you cross an excommunicated Roman Catholic priest turned Third Ward Methodist missionary, Bay View’s working-class Italian “anarchist” mill workers, Winifred Zabel and one of the kangaroo-est courts ever convened, Emma Goldman, Clarence Darrow, a debutante bomb-maker, and so much more? A can’t miss world premiere, of course, as four actors valiantly and hilariously strive to make sense of the you-wouldn’t-believe-it-if-it-weren’t-true events surrounding one of the most complicated and far-reaching moments in Milwaukee history: the 1917 bomb explosion inside the Oneida Street police station.