Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Through the Cracks

documentary screening sheds light on trauma

Eric Christenson

In his 14 years as a backbone cast member on Saturday Night Live, Darrell Hammond showed the world what a gifted impressionist and talented comedian he was. We’ve all seen his masterful ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Singing, Dancing on the Fly

Eau Claire Improv Festival features on-the-spot musical

Caitlin Boyle

On Jan. 18, The Metro in downtown Eau Claire will welcome people who like to laugh, socialize, and have a good time for the 7th Annual Eau Claire Improv Festival. But what sets this year’s festival ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

The Long Wait

UWEC Theatre stages production of Waiting For Godot

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Beckett’s absurdist masterpiece Waiting For Godot will be coming to Riverside Theatre stage in the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. Presented by UWEC Theatre, Waiting For Godot is certain to keep ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Explosive Production

Menomonie High stages historic Wisconsin premiere of historic play

Tom Giffey

A new drama by a Texas playwright that recounts an important part of the Badger State’s World War II history will make its Wisconsin premiere in November at Menomonie High School ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Infinity, Revised

updated version of retired prof’s play staged in Twin Cities

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The historical characters included in Jack Bushnell’s one-act play, The Infinity Monologues – Stephen Hawking, Amelia Earhart, and Lawrence Oates – were all trailblazers of ...

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Issue #389 July 24, 2019

Ten Years of Play

Red Cedar Youth Stage celebrates with original musical

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“For these kids, it’s NOT just a stage!” That is the motto for the Red Cedar Youth Stage company in Menomonie. For the past 10 years, the company has offered area young people a chance to tap into their artistic ...

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Issue #389 July 24, 2019

Is There Intelligent Life out There?

YOLUS: Aliens on Artok hits Menomonie stage

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Timothy Mather

Since we first looked to the stars, folks around the globe have wondered if there’s life outside our own planet. Patrick Pesek-Herriges’ new musical, YOLUS: Aliens on Artok, grapples with the idea that life on another ...

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