Wed, 30 August 2017
Suzan and Buzz chat with director Jake Penner and actor Jason Compton about Left of Left Center's upcoming production of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.
If Foxconn comes to Wisconsin, Jobs must as well.
Mike Daisey had a love affair with technology and a deep admiration for Steve Jobs, one of the most important influencers of this or any age. Then he visited the plant in Shenzhen, China where the iPhone was made. And everything changed.
It’s the story of Apple, Foxconn, iPhones, cyberspace, and the dark implications of our connected age. The agony, and the ecstasy, of Steve Jobs and much more.
Directed by Jake Penner. Produced by Left of Left Center on the Bartell Theatre Evjue stage.
Thurs, Aug 31 – 7:30pm
Tickets available now. $20 general admission, $15 student/senior/service.
Adapted from the monologue by Mike Daisey.
Wed, 23 August 2017
Suzan and Buzz dusted off their fancy duds and attended the annual Bartie Awards so they could chat with some of the winners.
Wed, 16 August 2017
Suzan and Buzz chat with actor/producer Meghan Randolph and actor Erin McConnell about MTM's upcoming production of the rock musical "Lizzie".
By Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt
Directed by Dana Pellebon
On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent business man and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become an American legend. This musical version of Lizzie’s story is four women fronting a six -piece rock band, set to a blistering rock score and exploring themes of betrayal, rage, sex, and murder. Learn more at www.lizziethemusical.com
Performances: August 17-26, 2017
Ticket Prices: $28 general admission, $20 students; late night show $20 general admission, $18 students.
Wed, 9 August 2017
Suzan and Buzz chat with director Emily Morrison Weeks and actor Tia Tanzer about KRASS Theater's upcoming production of "Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce."
Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass) is delighted to announce the cast for Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Emily Morrison Weeks. Eight performances including reduced price nights and three matinees, August 11-19. Talkbacks after some shows. Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
TILLY – Shirley Nwangwa
FRANK – Francisco Torres
FRANCES – Tia Tanzer
JOAN – Suzan Kurry
LORENZO – Joshua Woolfolk
JULIA – Tracy Smith
Photo credit: Jonathan Raymond Popp
About the play
The Melancholy Play is a comedy about a serious subject, clinical Depression. Amid her melancholy, Tilly seeks love and every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours.
Tickets $20 bartelltheatre.org or 608-661-9696
Performances Bartell Theatre, Evjue Stage
Friday: August 11, 8pm
Saturday: August 12, 2pm [matinee]
Sunday: August 13, 4pm [matinee] (with Talkback)
Wednesday, August 16, 8pm (with Talkback) $10
Thursday August 17, 8pm (with Talkback) $15
Friday, August 18, 8pm (with Talkback)
Saturday, August 19, 4pm [matinee]
Saturday, August 19, 8pm
Wed, 2 August 2017
This week, MadStage Podcast co-host Suzan Kurry flips from interviewer to interviewee as Buzz talks with her, along with director John Jajewski and playwright Brendon Smith, about their play "From Awkward Spaces."
From Awkward Spaces: The Story of the Bartell & The Journey to Permanence
By Brendon Smith & Suzan Kurry
Directed by John Jajewski
An original play about the Bartell Theatre’s history. Six local theatre groups, who have been producing plays in whatever space they can find, unite to create a permanent home. Being led by a retiree who likes a challenge, they quickly learn there’s more drama in building a stage than performing on it.
This is a fundraiser to help celebrate the Bartell's 20th Anniversary season.
Performances: August 17-19, 2017