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Jennifer Justice

Madison Theatre Guild’s production of Rajiv Joseph’s “Gruesome Playground Injuries” explores the intersecting lives of two people with a lifetime of hurts, on the inside and out. Read more

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Brett Williams

Despite a strong cast, Madison Theatre Guild’s production of Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man” is considerably less dramatic than the nightly news. Read more

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Brett Williams

Madison Theatre Guild opened its first show of the season, “Born Yesterday,” the day that the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The show has plenty of heart and some eerie parallels to today’s political scene. Read more

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The resident companies at the Bartell Theatre reveal an ambitious and wide-ranging season, with everything from an interactive Stonewall experience to a recent Broadway hit. Read more

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Brett Williams

Madison Theatre Guild presents a reimagined musical version of “Working” at the Bartell Theatre. There are star turns for local performers and some songs, including a couple by “Hamilton”’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, that are worth the price of admission. Read more

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Marie Schulte

The audience needs to suspend belief in Madison Theatre Guild’s clunky thriller “Wait Until Dark.” But lead actor Erin Baal is terrific as a newly blind protagonist who’s being terrorized by three con men. Read more

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Madison Theater Guild's "The Whipping Man"

Tom Fonfara

A wounded Confederate soldier comes to his ruined family estate to celebrate Passover with his family’s former slaves in “The Whipping Man,” a sharp drama from Madison Theatre Guild. Read more

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Dan Myers

“Time Stands Still,” presented by Madison Theatre Guild, is a nuanced and powerful play about journalists returning from the Middle East. It’s a fascinating study of relationships and the morality of wartime reporting. Read more

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Dan Myers

Madison Theatre Guild’s “Alice” is an original musical take on Lewis Carroll’s classic tales with a hard-rock score and strong performers. It runs at the Bartell Theatre through Nov. 5. Read more

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Dan Myers

Madison Theatre Guild’s production of Martin McDonagh’s black comedy, “A Behanding in Spokane,” is classic McDonagh: full of violence, off-kilter characters and dark foreboding. Read more

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Jason Atkins

An excellent cast makes magic in Madison Theatre Guild’s production of “The Tempest.” It closes the company’s 70th season and commemorates the Bard’s 400th birthday. This excellent Shakespeare play runs through May 14 at the Bartell Theatre. Read more

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Dan Myers

A stellar cast anchors the tense and engrossing Madison Theatre Guild’s “Mauritius,” Theresa Rebeck’s fast-pitched play about a battle over rare stamps that’s really about human frailty. Read more

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Jonathan J. Miner

A doctor’s perfect life unravels in Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House,” an excellent production of the Pulitzer finalist by Madison Theatre Guild. Read more

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Dan Myers

The venerable Madison Theatre Guild celebrates the opening of its 70th season with a production of Sandy Wilson’s musical comedy, “The Boy Friend.” Under the steady guidance of Jim Chiolino and Justin Wilder, the company delivers an excellent spoof. Read more

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Dan Myers

Lavinia Goodell played a key role in Wisconsin history. The extraordinary Janesville resident advocated for temperance, woman's suffrage, prison reform and abolitionist causes, and in 1879 she became the first woman licensed to practice law here. Read more

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Dan Myers

"How I Learned to Drive", the Pulitzer Prize-winning work by Paula Vogel, is a heartbreaking memory play following the tumultuous pre-teen and teen years of the main character, Li'l Bit. Read more

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