Hannah McCarthy
MKE This Week

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.

By - Aug 6th, 2013 04:00 am



Yasmina Reza, author of "Art," currently playing at The Milwaukee Chamber Theater

Yasmina Reza, author of “Art,” currently playing at The Milwaukee Chamber Theater

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.


Duane Pitre, composer, performer, and sound artist, will join Milwaukee’s own Jon Mueller in performance at Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave., Bay View, Sunday evening (doors open 7 p.m.), Aug. 11. Pitre’s work often focuses on the interaction between electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, chaos and discipline, as well as site-specificity. The composer also utilizes alternate tuning schemes that focus on microtonality. He has created works for various instrumentations, from string orchestra to his own bowed harmonic-guitar ensemble.


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.

Special Events 

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.

To read a Third Coast Daily article about a particular show, please click on the show title. For more information about the show itself, please click on the venue.

Last Chance 

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

Milwaukee Art MuseumVeterans Book Project: Objects for Deployment, through Sept. 2

Milwaukee Art Museum: 30 Americans, through Sept. 8

Milwaukee Art Museum: Wisconsin 30, through Sept. 8.

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

Categories: Comedy, Music, Theater

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