Openings and closings

Art and performance, 4/9 – 4/14

By - Apr 9th, 2009 08:20 am
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Visual Art

Check back next week for our celebrated Gallery Night guide, with staff picks and a complete directory of local events!

Music

UWM Guitar Series, UWM Peck School of the Arts, 4/10.

Classical guitarist René Izquierdo joins Elina Chekan in a benefit concert for UWM’s program for young guitarists. They will perform solo and duo works by Astor Piazzolla, Leo Brouwer, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Hector Villa-Lobos and others.

Theatre

I Just Stopped By To See The Man, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 4/8.

This passionate and political ode to the power and truth of the blues tells the story of Jesse Davidson, the greatest living bluesman. Long believed dead, he lives his simple life with his activist daughter in a Mississippi Delta shack. Legend surrounds Jesse—like the story about him selling his soul to the devil so that he could play guitar. But when Karl, a famous English rocker, probes for the truth about Jesse, he triggers a confrontation of mythic proportions.

Barney & Bee, Renaissance Theatre, 4/12. CLOSING.

Barney & Bee tells the tale of Jo and Stephen, hosts of an ill-fated dinner party to which Stephen has asked Barney, the husband in a newly separated couple. Unbeknownst to Stephen, Jo has also invited the wife (Bee) and her new boyfriend – a recipe for social catastrophe! Two talented actors play all five comic characters in Frayn’s witty, fast-moving farce.

Old Time Radio: Sherlock Holmes, Alchemist Theatre, 4/12-4/19.

Wisconsin Hybrid Theater and Alchemist Productions bring a series of Sunday “Old Time Radio” Matinees to the Alchemist. Each month, a familiar classic will be adapted for your imagination by the wacky cast and crew of Vintage Radio Station WHT.

Wild Honey, Off the Wall Theatre, 4/12. CLOSING.

The Cherry Orchard, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 4/14.

Set in 1904 on the edge of the Russian Revolution, this bittersweet and haunting comedy is Chekhov’s final play and masterpiece about a rapidly changing world and a way of life on the brink of destruction. With fortunes fading fast and the auction of their estate looming on the horizon, an impoverished Russian family is uncertain of what the future will bring.

For venue, tickets, showtimes and more, visit Footlights Milwaukee online.

Categories: Classical, Theater, VITAL

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