t’s a very busy week for theater companies, including many groups that might not be on your radar. Some are launching Halloween-themed shows, and others are offering one-night-only events. So I’m officially declaring this “Try a New Theater Company” week. So in addition to the Friday Five, why not visit a new theater space, see new theater people. ever seen before, or perhaps have never even heard of. Cooperative Performance Milwaukee turns Shaker’s Cigar Bar into a maze of chills and rhyming couplets with its Poe's Ghosts. For Alchemist Theatre’s legendary Halloween show, Aaron Kopec offers an original play, Suicide Sleep. In a less-ghoulish vein, talented director-performer-educator Alvaro Saar Rios works with UWM students to create Milwonky Too!, a look at college life. And for one night only! Uprooted Theatre presents Against Type, a variety-show/fundraiser that features scenes and songs with unlikely matches between characters and performers. And Soulstice Theatre goes “against type” as well, upending the Shakespeare-era practice of all-male casts with its all-female staged reading of Midsummer Night's Dream.
Read the full article at Milwaukee Magazine.