NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
37°
H 37° L 32°
Cloudy | 15MPH

Alverno Presents & Marquette Theatre Present Fiasco Theatre’s Cymbeline

Oct. 9, 2012

Alverno Presents is partnering with Marquette Theatre to bring Fiasco Theater’s celebrated production of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline to Milwaukee. The daring production has a cast of only six actors, and relatively few props including a sheet and a trunk.

Legend has it the word “fiasco” was first used to describe a commedia dell’arte performance that went horribly (and hilariously) wrong. While Fiasco Theater hopes to avoid on-stage disasters, they believe that only when artists are brave enough to risk a fiasco can they create the possibility of something special. Their name is a reminder to themselves that in order to achieve huge rewards, they need to take commensurately huge leaps. In the short time since the Company was founded in 2007 by graduates of the Brown University/Trinity Rep M.F.A. acting program, Fiasco has, indeed been taking huge risks and reaping equally huge rewards.

The mission of Fiasco Theater is to create dynamic, joyful, actor-driven productions of classic and new plays, and to offer conservatory-level theatrical training through classes and workshops. Past shows include Twelfth Night and a workshop production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. In 2008, they began offering the Free Training Initiative—a three-week, conservatory-level classical acting intensive for professional actors, completely free of charge to students. Fiasco has been in residence with Duke University, the Orchard Project, the Shakespeare Society, and NYU-Gallatin, and has led master classes at Brown University and NYU. In the spring of 2013 Fiasco will present a production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods at the McCarter Theatre Center.

Performances are Friday, October 12th at 8p.m. and Saturday, October 13th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Marquette University’s intimate Helfaer Theatre. Single tickets are $30. Tickets may be purchased through the Marquette University Box Office at 414-288-7504 Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. or online at http://marquettetheatre.showclix.com.

Alverno Presents
Alverno Presents, the performing arts series of Alverno College, is celebrating its 53rd year. The series has innovated beyond our history as the longest running, continuous arts presenter in the city, to our niche of presenting contemporary dance, world music and jazz and an array of performance events. Alverno Presents shares the school’s mission by ensuring broad access to and participation in learning, experiencing and developing the arts for the learning community of Alverno, and our community as a whole. For more information on Alverno Presents, special projects, media reviews and more, visit alvernopresents.alverno.edu, contact Alverno Presents Director David Ravel at 414-382-6150, or e-mail david.ravel@alverno.edu.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Oak Creek boys dominate cold shooting Franklin, 48-28 12/20

» Oak Creek girls rally and retain SEC lead with win over Franklin, 43-38 12/19

» Oak Creek wrestlng team overwhelms Franklin, 50-18 12/18

» Westbound I-94 near Miller Park to close for 31 hours beginning Friday night 12/18

» Franklin to negotiate terms of West St. Martins Road repair, ownership with Milwaukee County 12/17

» Developers propose three apartment projects in Cudahy 12/11

» Oak Creek has plans for development on lakefront after cleanup 12/10

» Oak Creek accepts ownership of former EPEC, Du Pont lakefront land 12/10

» Menomonee Falls boys get defensive in beating Franklin, 48-30 12/9

» Homeward bound: Victory of the Lamb, Kayla's Krew move closer to making new facilities a reality 12/9

» Oak Creek listens to proposals for new fitness center 12/9

» Franklin man faces arson charge for allegedly starting apartment fire 12/8

» Select Hales Corners Library services on hold during carpet project 12/8

» Tailgate 'n skate with Santa in Hales Corners 12/8

» No new Chapter 220 seats identified in OCFSD for 2015-16 12/4

» Arson suspect of Franklin apartment complex fire taken into custody 12/3

» Protest stalls Franklin apartment plan 12/2

» Fire at Franklin apartment building under investigation 12/1

» In more schools, going to class means heading to the woods 11/26

» Franklin Historical Society plans two old-fashioned Christmas events over two weekends 11/26

» Public workshop welcomes input for Lake Vista redevelopment 11/26

» Mom gets 7 years for child porn between herself and toddler son 11/25

» Have a 'Dickens of a Christmas' in Greendale on December 5 11/24

» Wrong-way driver turns himself in after I-794 crash Updated:  11/22

» Off-duty Milwaukee police officer pepper-sprayed by fleeing suspect 11/22

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

Advertisement

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

CONNECT