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September 2014

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158 N. Broadway | 414.291.7800 A contemporary Irish love story by Christian O'Reilly SEPT 17 - OCT 12 IN HONOR OF ITS 40th Anniversary, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is celebrating "Something Old, Borrowed and New" with five exciting productions performed at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. The mission of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is to produce intimate, high-quality, professional theatri- cal works of literary merit that engage and challenge the audience, while employing and nurturing prin- cipally local theatre artists. The season kicked off in August with the return of one of Chamber Theatre's biggest hits, the Tony Award-winning play Master Class by Terrence McNally. September brings The Good Father, a contemporary Irish love story by Christian O'Reilly, presented Sept. 17–Oct. 12. Directed by C. Michael Wright and featuring Laura Gray and Jonathan Wainwright, this gritty modern love story set in Dublin tracks a year in the lives of two people from vastly different backgrounds. Tim, a house painter, and Jane, a lawyer, meet at a raucous New Year's Eve party, never imagining how much their lives are about to change. Wright, who also is MCT's producing artistic direc- tor, describes The Good Father as having "a lot of humor as well as pathos." Wright adds that the play's actors, Laura Gray and Jonathan Wainwright, are actually married to each other in real life. MCT's season continues with another past MCT hit, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, Nov. 19-Dec. 14. Originally produced by MCT in 2001, this new production will add live music for rockin' and rollin' with the Bard. The first production in 2015 is the Midwest premiere of The Train Driver by Athol Fugard, Feb. 25-March 15. Inspired by an actual event in South Africa, this hard-hitting drama is by one of the world's greatest living playwrights. MCT finishes the season with Margaret Raether's final adaptation of the beloved P.G. Wodehouse sto- ries, Jeeves Takes a Bow, April 16-May 3. Tickets, $15-$40, can be purchased at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office, by phone at 414- 291- 7800 or online at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre celebrates 40th anniversary 24

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