Milwaukee Repertory Theatre has announced its 2001-2002 season for the stages of the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater and the Stiemke Theater.
The Wisconsin resident theatre's mainstage, the Quadracci Powerhouse, offers Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur's The Front Page, directed by Joseph Hanreddy, Sept. 5-Oct. 7; Lillian Garrett-Groag's The Magic Fire, a memory play about Europeans in Argentina, directed by the playwright, Oct. 17-Nov. 18; Joseph Kesselring's dark comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by James Pickering, Nov. 28-Dec. 30; Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie, a tale of sailors, shanties and a fallen woman, directed by Eric Simonson, Jan. 9 Feb. 10, 2002; August Wilson's Jitney, about cabbies, fathers and sons in 1970s Pittsburgh, Feb. 20-March 24, 2002; Dion Boucicault's Irish-flavored adventure The Shaughraun, directed by Edward Morgan April 3-May 5, 2002.
The Stiemke will host a play to be announced, Oct. 19-Nov. 11; Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara, the darkly comic tale of Irish gravediggers unearthing past sins, featuring Rep artistic director Joseph Hanreddy, Jan. 18-Feb. 10, 2002; Lovers and Executioners, a play in verse after a 17th-century work by Montfleury, translated and adapted by John Strand, directed by Edward Morgan, Feb. 22-March 17, 2002.
For more information about the upcoming season, which also includes yet-to-be-announced works in the Stackner Cabaret, call (414) 224-9490.
— By Kenneth Jones