American Players Theatre

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Liz Lauren

Jim DeVita is fascinating and terrifying in August Strindberg’s “Creditors,” the final play of American Players Theatre’s season. more

Nov 9, 2017 11:09 AM Stage


Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre’s “A View from the Bridge” is a haunting tragedy of Greek proportions, with some of finest acting of the season. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre’s “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” is a weird and wonderful group effort that gels after a disorienting first half. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


Liz Lauren

In the course of one evening, American Players Theatre’s “Three Sisters” shows the short distance between a life filled with color and energy and one of grim, staid monotones. more

Aug 18, 2017 11:22 AM Stage


Liz Lauren

Loosely based on a true story of domestic servants lashing out at cruel employers, American Players Theatre’s “The Maids” is a brutal and unrelenting look at race and class inequality. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


Michael Brosilow

In one of the greatest romantic leads of all times, James Ridge devastates as the roguish poet/soldier in American Players Theatre’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre’s “A Flea in Her Ear” is a thoroughly funny farce, with sex, jealousy and mistaken identities. more

Jun 27, 2017 4:02 PM Stage

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Liz Lauren

‘Tis the season! American Players Theatre’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a stunning version of Shakespeare’s magical comedy. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre’s “The Unexpected Man” is an excellent vehicle for core company members Brian Mani and Sarah Day. Both actors deliver subtle performances, illustrating the challenges of connecting with other humans. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre wraps up a strong season with “Mary’s Wedding,” a stunning meditation on war and loss. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

Michael Lenehan’s new book, “Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company,” feels like a loving yet clueless summer vacation essay. more

Oct 25, 2016 3:18 PM Books


Centenary College

APT founders Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso return to Madison for a one-night only performance of “The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare and the First Folio” at the Union Theater on Oct. 21. more

Oct 20, 2016 4:00 AM Stage


Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre sets its “King Lear” in the present day. The show’s effects are impressive, but they overwhelm and overshadow the actors and the text. more

Aug 18, 2016 5:00 AM Stage


Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre brings Samuel Beckett's apocalyptic "Endgame" to the Touchstone Theatre, through Oct. 16. more

Aug 14, 2016 10:23 AM Stage

She’ll be picking up swords in “King Lear” and playing a significant role in “An Ideal Husband.” Acting apprentice Jade Payton is learning the ropes from the veteran actors by working onstage at American Players Theatre this summer. more

Jun 30, 2016 6:00 AM Stage


Liz Lauren

Actors and designers create a fantasia of love and loss in Sarah Ruhl’s interpretation of “Eurydice,” a powerful American Players Theatre production. more

Jun 30, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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Liz Lauren

With a deft and erudite production of “An Ideal Husband,” American Players Theatre once again proves it is able to present chestnuts of English drama that beautifully evoke the grandeur of the past while resonating with modern audiences. more

Jun 28, 2016 10:30 AM Stage


Liz Lauren

Based on the true story of a group of free black actors who dared to perform Shakespeare in New York City in the 1820s, “The African Company Presents Richard III” features a strong cast but a weak script. more

Jun 23, 2016 3:06 PM Stage


Liz Lauren

Some gender-blind casting and exquisitely wrought performances make “The Comedy of Errors” a delightful start to American Players Theatre’s summer outdoor season. more

Jun 16, 2016 5:00 AM Stage


Christian Oth

Legendary star of stage and screen Olympia Dukakis is teaching a master class at Ten Chimneys. She will appear at American Players Theatre on March 24. more

Mar 18, 2016 6:00 PM Stage

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    Liz Lauren

    Brian Mani (left) & David Daniel, Endgame, 2016.