As part of The Alchemist Theatre's rental season, Emerald Condor Productions presents:
August 5, 6, 12, 13 8:00pm
From the writer of "Spread the Nudes" comes the most horrifying historical horror comedy since...well ever, really...
Lobotomy: the Musical! is a penetrating look at the life and times of Dr. Walter Freeman, the enigmatic and ambitious doctor who pledged to ease the suffering of thousands of institutionalized mental patients in the 1940s, by any means necessary. Spurred on by the radical, experimental procedures of Portuguese neuroscientist Egas Moniz, Freeman took to drilling into his patients' brains to ease their crippling anxiety and mental illness - results were mixed. At best.
As part of The Alchemist Theatre's rental season, Rich Laguna, Beth Lewinski, Patrick Schmitz, & Jake Woelfel present:
one-night-only play entitled PARTY!
ALCHEMIST THEATRE PRODUCTIONS presents:
A LIFE IN THE THEATRE
& DAVID SAPIRO
JILL ANNA PONASIK
September 30, October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 7:30pm
October 9 (sunday) 2:00pm
Tickets are general admission. $29
NO ADDED TICKET SERVICE FEES.
ALL FREE PARKING AT THE ALCHEMIST THEATRE.
Directed by Jill Anna Ponasik and featuring James Pickering as Robert and David Sapiro as John, A Life in the Theatre has been called a “love letter” to the theater. In 26 intermingled onstage and offstage scenes, David Mamet tells the story of the passing of the torch from one generation to the next, using the fluctuating relationship of two actors in a repertory company, one older (Robert) and one younger (John). Written in 1977, this is a gentler Mamet than the Mamet of Glengarry Glen Ross but words still pierce as sharply as darts, pauses speak as loudly as words and the laughter is abundant.
A unique opportunity to enjoy two powerhouse actors performing a rarely produced show at the cozy and intimate Alchemist Theatre in Bay View, Milwaukee.
James is currently an Associate Artist at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre after spending thirty-nine years as a member of the resident acting company. Mr. Pickering has also directed productions of Larry Shue’s The Nerd and Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace for the Milwaukee Rep. He has appeared in featured roles during multiple seasons with American Players Theatre, Renaissance Theatreworks, Milwaukee’s Next Act Theatre, and Optimist Theatre in Milwaukee. Mr. Pickering is a founding member of Optimist Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park and a former Trustee of Ten Chimneys Foundation.