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August 2013

With its Delusional Characters, APT's 'All My Sons' Reveals an American Dream Unrealized


With its Delusional Characters, APT's 'All My Sons' Reveals an American Dream Unrealized

The well-executed play runs through Sept. 28

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Same As It Ever Was


Same As It Ever Was

Strollers prepares to mount The Madwoman of Chaillot, a play that's as relevant now as it was in 1943.

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An Outsider's Perspective on APT


An Outsider's Perspective on APT

Exec director of the Theatre Communications Group talks about the Spring Green's troupe's place on the national scene.

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Misérables en Scene


Misérables en Scene

Four Seasons Theatre's 'Les Mis' takes risks

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About This Blog

Once upon a time—okay, it was the mid-'80s—a boy saw a performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the annual summer Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada, and a spark was ignited. Decades later, that spark’s only grown stronger, burning brightly every time the lights go up and the actors begin to tread the stage.

I’ve spent a long time—okay, more than 15 years—watching and writing about Madison’s theater scene. Now, more than ever, it’s clear our bustling burgh is packed with vibrant theater companies doing important, cutting-edge work, whether it’s original and daring content, stunning musicals or thought-provoking stagings of modern and classic plays. Stage Write is a place where we’ll talk about those plays and the people who make them happen, maybe look behind the curtain a little and gain some new perspective on how and why it all comes together. Theater has the power to transform, to educate, to show us who we are and where we’re going in a way no other medium can. Hey, look: The curtain’s rising.

– Aaron R. Conklin
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