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December 2013

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Comedy hits the mark for the holidays DON'T MISS Things Being What They Are, presented by Milwaukee Chamber Theatre through Dec. 15 in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. This Milwaukee premiere of the play by Wendy MacLeod also is the MCT main stage directing debut of Michael Cotey. Called a "BROmantic" comedy, the play features Dan Katula and Ryan Schabach. Bill moves into his new condo, and while preparing for the arrival of his wayward wife, his nosy neighbor Jack appears at the door – looking for some beer and sympathy. The play is a comic and wistful exploration of love, loss, and the needs that bring people together and drive them apart. Cotey, a UW-Milwaukee alum, was the founding artistic director of Youngblood Theatre where he directed several productions and has performed extensively as an actor. Things Being What They Are premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2003 and later that year had a sold out run at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. Chris Jones' Chicago Tribune review of Steppenwolf's production noted, "Despite (or maybe it's because of) its origin in a female mind, this funny, charming and rather moving little sleeper of a play probes the vulnerabilities of heterosexual, middle-class, decaying maleness with…good humor, affection and incisive accuracy." Tickets are available Monday through Saturday noon-6 p.m. at the box office, 158 N. Broadway; at 414-291-7800, or The mission of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is to produce intimate, high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit that engage and challenge the audience, while employing and nurturing principally local theatre artists. Milwaukee's third largest non-musical theatre company has long been recognized for its first-rate, thought-provoking drama, contributing to the rich cultural and economic life of the community. One of the city's oldest professional theatre companies, MCT was co-founded in 1975 by two local actors, Montgomery Davis and Ruth Schudson. DOWNTOWN Open Daily 11am DELAFIELD Irish Specialties Milwaukee Favorites 2856 N. Oakland Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53212 414.763.6526 41

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