BAY VIEW'S  ALCHEMIST THEATRE

As part of The Alchemist Theatre's rental season,  Emerald Condor Productions presents:

LOBOTOMY: THE MUSICAL!

August 5, 6, 12, 13  8:00pm

RESERVE YOUR SEATS HERE

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. 

Featuring cerebral humor, Ramones-y punk rock, a chorus of the mentally insane, and a history lesson or two, "Lobotomy" opens August 5th at the Alchemist Theatre.  Guaranteed to blow your mind.

As part of The Alchemist Theatre's rental season, Rich Laguna, Beth Lewinski, Patrick Schmitz, & Jake Woelfel present:

PARTY!
You're invited to an original one-night-only play about a party.
Saturday, August 20th
7:30pm (don't be tardy to the party)
$10


The process of putting together this show will entail the actors (TBA) first meeting up weeks ahead of time to perform improvisational scenes that take place at one party.  Then the four writers (Rich Laguna, Beth Lewinski, Patrick Schmitz & Jake Woelfel) will take ideas, themes and characters and concepts from the improvisational work and put together an original.
 one-night-only play entitled PARTY! 

ALCHEMIST THEATRE PRODUCTIONS presents:

David Mamet's

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE

starring:

JAMES PICKERING
& DAVID SAPIRO

directed by:
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 PICKERING
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.
DAVID SAPIRO
David is overjoyed to be working with these immensely talented people, and thrilled to be back on the Alchemist stage, having last been seen here in April in Harold Pinter's THE DUMB WAITER. Other credits include numerous roles for Acacia Theatre Company, most recently Sigmund Freud in FREUD'S LAST SESSION; Jean in August Strindberg's MISS JULIE for Fermat's Last Theatre Company in Madison; and Ethan in Ben Parman's STARLINGS at Soulstice Theatre. He is currently working on THE NAUTICAL TRAGEDY OF DICK III with Quasimondo Physical Theatre.

THE ALCHEMIST THEATRE
2569 S. KINNICKINNIC AVE. 
MILWAUKEE, WI 53207
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