Family Festivals, Mature Theater
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens "Art," American Players Theatre stage Arthur Miller and Shakespeare in Spring Green, State Fair plays on and avant-garde music comes to a Bayview bar.
The Milwaukee Chamber Theater presents Art, which opens this Thursday, August 8. This Tony Award winning comedy is the story of how three friends grow apart when one spends an unfathomable amount of money on a painting. This show written by Yasmina Reza and directed by Tyler Marchant runs through August 25. Curtain time varies and tickets are available online beginning at $33.50.
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons will run from August 9 – September 28 at the Up-The-Hill Theater. Presented by the American Players Theatre and directed by William Brown, All My Sons examines the relationship between family and community during wartime. Everyone can relate to the family dynamic, but audiences will enjoy the story about things most people will never experience. Tickets are available being at $46 by calling the box office at 608 588-236.
Also at APT: The Shakespeare classic Antony and Cleopatra will open at the Touchstone Theater this Sunday, Aug. 11. This legendary contest between power and love runs through October 20.
The Alchemist Theater will host the Improv group Tall Boys this Friday, August 9 beginning at 8 p.m. The Tall Boys consist of Erik Koconis, Lee Rowley, Robby McGhee and James Boland. Seating is limited and tickets are available online for $5.
If you have not yet made it to the Wisconsin State Fair for a cream puff, free music, or family fun, it’s not too late. The Fair continues through August 11 in West Allis. More information about tickets, attractions, and directions can be found online.
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Milwaukee Art Museum: Celebrating 125 Years of Art, through Aug. 10
Soulstice Theatre: Schoolhouse Rock Live!, through Aug. 10
Wisconsin State Fair, through Aug. 11
Bristol Renaissance Faire, through Sept. 2
Fireside Theatre: Run For Your Wife, through Sept. 1
American Players Theater: Too Many Husbands, through Sept. 14
American Players Theater: Two Gentlemen of Verona, through Oct. 6
American Players Theater: Dickens in America, through Oct. 19