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thought-provoking, intimate theater by women


RENaissance Theaterworks
Presents its 2019-2020 Season

A SEASON OF

FEATURING THREE Bold, Edgy and Exciting Plays

 

A thought-provoking SEASON OF TRANSFORMATION that dares to question:

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STOP PRETENDING?

 

 

THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman
a dark comedy about rerouting your life.

 

HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett
an absurd portrayal of the resilient human spirit.

 

ACTUALLY by Anna Ziegler

A compromising circumstance that changed everything.

BY Jen Silverman

10.18 - 11.10, 2019

Directed by Suzan Fete

FEaturing
Marti Gobel & Isabel Quintero

by Samuel Beckett

1.24 - 2.16, 2020

Directed by Marie Kohler

Featuring
Laura Gordon & Todd Denning

by Anna Ziegler

3.27 -  4.19, 2020

DIRECTED BY Mary MacDonald Kerr

FEATURING
Emily Daly & Justin Jones

Sharon has been respectable her whole life. Now in her mid-fifties and recently divorced, she needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, she realizes her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely.

A dark comedy about what it takes to reroute your life - and what happens when the wheels come off.

Silverman’s THE ROOMMATE is a tragedy that subtly grows beneath peals of uproarious laughter!
- Broadway World

Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in Beckett’s unforgettable masterpiece of modern theater.

Often referred to as “the Hamlet for actresses,” Winnie is a mountain of a role, both physically and emotionally. A summit part for Milwaukee’s virtuosic actor, Laura Gordon.

HAPPY DAYS remains an absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit.
- New York Times

Tom and Amber are college freshmen at Princeton. They are overwhelmed, overstimulated, under slept, surrounded by strangers, full of tension, uncertainty, and alcohol. What could possibly go wrong?

Actually, is a smart, profoundly painful exploration of the culture of sexual consent. A perfectly complex tale for our #MeToo Age.

[ACTUALLY] effectively questions a lot of dangerous lessons that young adults absorb about body image, sex, drinking, consent and responsibility, even in the ranks of higher education.
- The Washington Post

Tickets

SEPTEMBER 7-8, 2019

Developing the work of Midwestern Women Playwrights, the Br!NK New Play Festival gives audiences the opportunity to connect with the playwrights and give their feedback during interactive public staged-readings of the newly work-shopped scripts.

 

In addition to the staged-readings, the Br!NK New Play Festival also includes the Br!NK Br!efs 10 Minute Play performances - a week chock-full of new works by Midwestern women playwrights.

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United Performing Arts Fund UPAF Milwaukee County Arts Fund Wisconsin Arts Board

Renaissance Theaterworks is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board
with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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FEATURING THREE Bold, Edgy and Exciting Plays

 

A thought-provoking
SEASON OF TRANSFORMATION
that dares to question:

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
YOU STOP PRETENDING?

 

 

THE ROOMMATE
By Jen Silverman
a dark comedy about rerouting your life.

 

HAPPY DAYS

By Samuel Beckett
an absurd portrayal of the resilient human spirit.

 

ACTUALLY
By Anna Ziegler

A compromising circumstance that changed everything.

United Performing Arts Fund UPAF Milwaukee County Arts Fund Wisconsin Arts Board

Renaissance Theaterworks is supported in part by a grant from
the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin
and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Renaissance Theaterworks Facebook Page Renaissance Theaterworks Twitter Account Click to email Renaissance Theaterworks
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AND WHY WE EVOLVE

FEATURING THREE Bold, Edgy and Exciting Plays

 

A thought-provoking
SEASON OF TRANSFORMATION
that dares to question:

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
YOU STOP PRETENDING?

 

 

THE ROOMMATE
By Jen Silverman
a dark comedy about rerouting your life.

 

HAPPY DAYS

By Samuel Beckett
an absurd portrayal of the resilient human spirit.

 

ACTUALLY
By Anna Ziegler

A compromising circumstance that changed everything.

United Performing Arts Fund UPAF Milwaukee County Arts Fund Wisconsin Arts Board

Renaissance Theaterworks is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment of the Arts

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