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The Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
�Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary Season As Milwaukee�s Premiere Studio Theatre.�
P.O. Box 238
Milwaukee, WI 53201
2252 South Kinnickinnic
Milwaukee, WI 53207
414.744.5757 (Press # To Escape Outgoing Message)
Mark Bucher, Executive/Artistic Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2005:
Boulevard Ensemble Studio TheatrePremieres John Belluso�s Powerful Drama
Opening Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 27, 2005. Please visit www.boulevardtheatre.com for a complete listing of performance datesOr call 414. 744.5757 to contact the Boulevard�s 24-hour voicemail/office.
The Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre, Milwaukee�s premiere studio theatre located at 2252 South Kinnickinnic, continues its 20th Anniversary season with the Midwest premiere of playwright John Belluso�s powerful romantic drama PYRETOWN (Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 27).
Belluso�s engrossing tale tells of a young disabled web designer (Harry) who meets a financially and emotionally challenged mother-of- three (Louise) and their complex emotional and sexual relationship. A second narrative arc is explored with the introduction of a young, pregnant HMO physician (Dr. Abbott) who is engaged in fighting battles with her corporate employer while struggling to maintain her own identity and marriage.
Artistic Director Mark Bucher stages the Milwaukee premiere of Belluso�s adroit indictment of both love and corporate America with a sterling cast that includes Eric Cherney as the mobility-challenged Harry, Maureen Dornemann as the battered wife Louise, Lindsay Nylen as the troubled Dr. Abbott, and Matthew Belopavlovich as the Orderly. Ms. Dornemann has previously appeared with the Ensemble in last season�s sold-out productions of Gurney�s MRS. FARNSWORTH and Machiavelli�s THE MANDRAKE. Both Ms. Nylen and Mr. Cherney enjoyed featured roles (Agnes and Horace, respectively) in Boulevard�s critically acclaimed September, 2004 production of Moliere�s delightful comedy THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES.
Production Manager/Lighting Designer Michael Dornemann, Scenic Designer Justin Titley, Costume Designer Kathy Smith, and Stage Managers Therese Guise / Jaime Jastrab complete this talented roster of artists. For more information about PYRETOWN or to obtain tickets ($20), please call the Boulevard @ 414.744.5757 or visit the website at: www.boulevardtheatre.com.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
PYTRETOWN playwright John Belluso was born in Warwick, RI and currently lives in Los Angeles. A wheelchair-user since the age of 13, Belluso�s work as a playwright has tended to focus on the experience of disability. He seeks to understand this experience through rigorous humor and by placing disability within its proper historical context. He was the NEA/TCG playwright-in-residence at Trinity Rep and a Resident Artist at the Mark Taper Forum. He is the recipient of recent awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Berrilla Kerr Foundation. His other awards include the Mark Taper Forum�s Sherwood Award for Emerging Theatre Artists, the VSA-Arts Playwright Discovery Award, an artist residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts, the John Golden Playwriting Prize, and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program�s Graduate Playwriting Award.
He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from NYU�s Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program, where he studied with Tony Kushner, John Guare, Tina Howe, and Eduardo Machado, among others. John collaborated with legendary theatre director Joseph Chaikin and composer Elizabeth Swados on a theatre piece about the experience of disability. His other plays include HENRY FLAMETHROWA, GRETTY GOOD TIME, THE BODY OF BOURNE, THE RULES OF CHARITY and TRAVELING SKIN.
For more information about PYRETOWN (Nov. 3 � Nov. 27), call the Boulevard @ 414.744.5757 or visit the Ensemble�s website @ www.boulevardtheatre.com.
PYRETOWN Show Times: Date
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Friday, November 04, 2005
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Friday, November 25, 2005
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Single Tickets: $20
(All shows, all times: $20 � still a bargain! Cash/check only, please. Call to reserve.)
ABOUT BOULEVARD�S LAST PRODUCTION:
This past September, Boulevard staged a critically heralded and lauded production of Irving Berlin�s rare 1942 musical comedy LOUISIANA PURCHASE. The show, directed by Artistic Director Mark Bucher and featuring a cast of 14, enjoyed standing-room-only audiences and critical huzzahs. Please visit the following two links to sample reviews of this excellent production:
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (September 23, 2005):
From the Shepherd Express (October 6, 2005):
The Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre�s
2005-2006 TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY SEASON:
The Musical Comedy LOUISIANA PURCHASE
Book by Morrie Ryskind / Music by Irving Berlin / Directed by Mark Bucher
Thursday, September 22, 2005 - Sunday, October 23, 2005 (Milwaukee Premiere!)
The Romantic Drama PYRETOWN
by John Belluso / Directed by Mark Bucher
Thursday, November 3, 2005 - Sunday, November 27, 2005 (Milwaukee Premiere!)
The Hilarious Broadway Smash �ROUNDING THIRD
by Richard Dresser / Directed by Kurt Hartwig
Thursday, December 15, 2005 - Saturday, January 14, 2006 (Milwaukee Premiere!)
The Mysterious THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY
by Edward Albee / Directed by David Oswald
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - Sunday, February 26, 2006 (Milwaukee Premiere!)
The Classic Comic Romp A MIDSUMMER NIGHT�S DREAM
by William Shakespeare / Directed by Mark Bucher
Thursday, March 16, 2006 - April 22, 2006
(Milwaukee Premiere! - We Kiddeth Thee!) (Hey, four out of five is pretty impressive!)
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