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Beau Meyer

University Theater’s production of “The Laramie Project” features a strong cast and kinetic staging. But the script from Tectonic Theater Project makes a misstep by demonizing the press and casting the theater artists as heroes. more

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Beau Meyer

University Theatre stages a production of “Is He Dead?” a recently rediscovered play by Mark Twain. Unfortunately, there's a good reason the play was never produced in Twain’s lifetime. more

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Beau Meyer

A talented cast of four UW students plays nearly two dozen characters in “Almost, Maine,” a series of vignettes based on life in playwright John Cariani’s tiny home town. more

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Beau Meyer

University Theatre’s production of “Twelfth Night” is an intriguing and sometimes chaotic version of the Bard’s gender-bending comedy set in the Hawaiian islands. It’s at the UW-Madison’s Gilbert V. Hemsley Theatre through March 12. more

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Beau Meyer

Isthmus critic Gwendolyn Rice says University Theatre’s radio drama production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” captures the spirit and joy of the 1946 movie. more

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Beau Meyer

It’s a bit gimmicky, but University Theatre’s production of “Stupid F*cking Bird” is a fresh, funny version of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” more

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Ross Zentner

University Theatre presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised),” an irreverent, topical take on the Bard. more

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Ross Zentner

University Theatre’s frenetic “Magic Time” takes place backstage moments before a final production of “Hamlet.” It plays at the UW’s Mitchell Theatre until May 1. more

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Ross Zentner

“Smart People,” at University Theatre, is an issue-packed play that examines four characters’ complicated ideas about race. more

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Ross Zentner

University Theatre’s production of “The Beaux Stratagem” is a delightful romp through the English countryside. Barbara Clayton shines as Bountiful, the misguided matriarch. more

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“Tea,” presented by University Theatre through November 2, is a haunting look at the lives of five Japanese women transplanted to the U.S. heartland. more

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Ross Zentner

University Theatre's "Fugitive Songs" features stories of desperation, loneliness and longing for transformation in a moving 80-minute song cycle by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. more

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In a marked departure from much of its previous programming, University Theatre’s all-student cast mounted “Legally Blonde,” a traditional Broadway musical with all the bells and whistles. The result is nothing short of spectacular. more

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Jim Stauffer

Helen of Troy has been heralded as the ideal of female beauty for thousands of years. Euripides, Homer and many other writers and artists have tried to capture her likeness, including her famous "face that launch'd a thousand ships." more

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