As part of The Alchemist Theatre's rental season,

Sleeping Insomniacs Local 7337 presents: STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Everyone that sleeps is beautiful…”
- Walt Whitman, “The Sleepers”

Sleeping Insomniacs Local 7337 presents STRANGE BEDFELLOWS – an evening of short film + theater

8 international short films and the world premiere of the short play, THE BED – an introspective look at a man’s existence from birth to death and the significance his bed plays throughout his life.

April 21-22, 28-29, May 5-6, 12-13. There will be two shows each evening – 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.


Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges, Grammy-winner George Winston and Wisconsin Public Radio personality Norman Gilliland lend their talents to Milwaukee playwright Jeff Ircink’s poignant play, THE BED, a personal story – and a story for all of mankind.

“This show – as well as the play, THE BED, has universal appeal,” stated Ircink. “Everyone sleeps and everyone asks themselves two questions at some point during their lives – ‘What have I accomplished in my life thus far?’ and ‘What would I like to accomplish before I leave this earth?’ “

Ircink’s inspiration for the play was two-fold: his father’s love for sleeping and the 12 years he spent living in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver city with sleeping accommodations “not up to my standards”.

The short films from the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain and Canada cover a variety of genres – drama, comedy, horror, psychological, historical and animation.

Patrons who attend any show during the run of STRANGE BEDFELLOWS qualify to win one of five grand prizes: wine tasting for 4 at Vintage 38 Wine Bar & Craft Beer Lounge in Greendale, a gift certificate to St. Moritz Salon in Shorewood, a one-night stay at County Clare Irish Inn on the East Side, a one-year, family membership to Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum in Milwaukee and a queen-sized mattress, box spring, headboard and footboard courtesy of Steinhafels Furniture.

There will also be giveaways at each performance, courtesy of: Rishi Tea, Milwaukee Blacksmith, American Science & Surplus, Serenity Soap Works, Gold Canyon Candles, Tosa Yoga Center, Sherpers, Blüm Coffee Garden, Bittercube Bitters and Pop’s Kettle Corn.

$1 from every ticket sold supports Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force.

Strange Bedfellows is appropriate for ages 18 and up. Run time is approximately one hour and 20 minutes with no intermission.

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written and performed by Randall T. Anderson
produced by Aaron Kopec & The Alchemist Theatre

$29 (no extra service fees.)
All parking near The Alchemist is free.



JULY  28  7:30PM  SOLD OUT

JULY  29  7:30PM

A one-man, multi-media production set in the comfortable Alchemist Theatre lounge during which the audience is offered a flight of 8 classic cocktails along with the intriguing stories behind each.

Meet your bartender... THE BARTENDER.
A timeless figure who has seen and heard it all and can't wait to share his tales as the sophisticated lighting, audio, and video of The Alchemist Lounge whisks you away to distant cities and foreign lands.

Spend an evening with a bartender.

NOTE: while the cocktails served are "sample sized," they are large samples and there are 8 of them.    be aware that you need not fully consume each.

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By very popular demand, The Alchemist Theatre returns to producing a new, fun, and exciting Halloween show.
PEPPER'S GHOST is a quirky tale about a group of misfits who “fake haunt” homes as elaborate practical jokes for high-paying customers.
They soon discover, however, that their newest client's mansion may have it's own spooks and specters who are not willing to stick to their script.
PEPPER'S GHOST is a tale chocked full of effects, creepy moments, and hilarious stupidity.

  Sometimes EVIL is more than just smoke and mirrors!

October 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
7:30pm every night.

$19 general admission – rows E through H (no added fees)
$24 general admission – rows A through D (no added fees & includes one bar item)