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2024-2025
SUBSCRIPTION SEASON

A Modern Take On A Timeless Classic 

 

AN ILIAD  

by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare 

 

Directed by MCT Artistic Director Brent Hazelton 

 

Featuring Kellen “Klassik” Abston and N’Jameh

Russell-Camara

 

Creative Team to be announced

 

September 19 – October 6, 2024 

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

Goodman Mainstage Hall 

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Every time I sing this song, I hope it’s the last time 

A lone Poet, exhausted from the front lines of history’s epic wars and aided only by a single Muse, steps onto an empty stage and weaves a tale filled with honor and hubris, fortitude and fallibility, and righteousness and blind rage. Intimate, urgent, and incisive, this modern retelling—adapted from Robert Fagles’ gold-standard translation and featuring a live score from Milwaukee’s own Klassik—hones Homer’s epic to a gleaming edge as captivating as it is timeless. 

 

“Spellbinding…Smartly conceived and impressively executed…relates an age-old story that resonates with meaning today…” – New York Times 

 

“…pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.” – Time Out New York 

Kellen “Klassik” Abston

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N'Jameh Russell-Camara

Milwaukee Premiere 

 

CLYDE’S  
by Lynn Nottage 

 

Directed by Dimonte Henning 

 

Featuring Bryant Bentley, Lachrisa Grandberry, Justin Huen, N’Jameh Russell-Camara, and more to be announced 
 

Creative Team to be announced 

 

November 8 – November 24, 2024 

Broadway Theatre Center Studio Theatre 

2022 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play 

 

A hero can be more than a sandwich 

  

From the director of last season’s smash hit THE MOUNTAINTOP comes two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s new “flavor-bomb of a comedy” (Variety), that’s “a spicy feast for the senses” (Chicago Sun Times).  In a diner kitchen that might be hell, limbo, or just a greasy spoon off the Pennsylvania turnpike, four formerly incarcerated cooks strive for redemption through their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich—all under the devilish gaze of their hard-driving boss. CLYDE’S combines uproarious humor, fulsome heart, and generous hospitality into a delicious theatrical meal that shows why Nottage is among America’s greatest living playwrights.  

 

“A laugh riot with real meat on its bones.” – New York Times 

 

“At Clyde’s, sandwiches tell stories, hold truths, and nourish dreams…a poignant story with laugh-out-loud funny jokes.” – The Hollywood Reporter 

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Bryant Bentley

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Lachrisa Grandberry

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Justin Huen

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N'Jameh Russell-Camara

Classic Masterpiece 

 

A DOLL’S HOUSE 
by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Amy Herzog 

 

Directed by MCT Artistic Director Brent Hazelton 
 

Featuring Joshua Krause and more to be announced 
 

Creative Team to be announced

January 24 – February 9, 2025 
Broadway Theatre Center Studio Theatre 

2023 Tony Award Nominee for Best Revival 
2023 Drama Desk Award Winner for Best Adaptation 

I can tell you the moment you lost my love

 

For only the second time in 50 years, world-changing dramatist Henrik Ibsen appears in an MCT season! His most famous play, presented here in a compact, devastatingly contemporary, celebrated new adaptation, shocked audiences and ushered in a new era of theater when it premiered in 1879. Culminating in what George Bernard Shaw described as “the door slam heard round the world,” today it continues to unsparingly examine the difference between being married and living in a true marriage. 

“...an astonishing, breathtaking coup...” – The New York Times 

“...gravitational...a thing of beauty...a pure view of what Ibsen meant to convey...” – Variety 

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Joshua Krause

Warm-Hearted Favorite 

 

EVERY BRILLIANT THING  
by Duncan Macmillan and Johnny Donahoe 

 

Director to be announced

 

Featuring Elyse Edelman and more to be announced

 

Creative Team to be announced

 

February 27 – March 16, 2025  

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

Goodman Mainstage Hall 

The profound impacts of simple pleasures 
  
1: Ice cream.  2: Kung Fu movies.  3: Staying up past your bedtime to watch TV…and those are just the start of a list of every brilliant thing that makes life worth living created in this luminous mix of theater and stand-up. Described by The Guardian as “one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop,” this well-loved coming-of-age story celebrates each of our capacities to delight in the little things and our resilience in going further than we think we can for those we love. 

 

“…finds a perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it.”

The Independent (UK) 

 

“…gloriously funny, exceptionally warm, and highlights the irrepressible resilience of the capacity to find delight in the everyday.” – Time Out London 

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Elyse Edelman

Modern Classic 

 

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG  

by Suzan-Lori Parks 

 

Director to be announced
 

Featuring Dimonte Henning and Chiké Johnson 

 

Creative Team to be announced

 

April 25 – May 11, 2025  

Broadway Theatre Center Studio Theatre 

2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 

2023 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play 

 

Are you chasing a dream or just caught in a long con 

 

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece by “the most consistently inventive, and venturesome, American dramatist working today” (New York Times), brothers Lincoln and Booth struggle for the upper hand as they grapple with unresolved inheritances and how to play the cards they’ve been dealt. At once a rollicking portrait of sibling rivalry, a probing exploration of the complexity of family, and a resonant allegory of American identity, this can’t miss production will have you howling with laughter one moment and on the edge of your seat the next. 

  

“…an utterly mesmerizing evening of theater…” – Variety 

“The issues are gripping, the characters are dynamite…a must-see play.” – Backstage 

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Dimonte Henning

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Chiké Johnson

If you are a current MCT season subscriber, look for your renewal packets to hit mailboxes by Memorial Day weekend!

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