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THEATER

Friends of the Bob & Tom Show kills some brain cells at the Orpheum

The show featured variations of the same jokes regarding the following themes: imbibing and inhaling intoxicants of legal and illegal nature; coitus with dark-skinned females; and aversion to femininity, including betrothals to, cunnilingus on, and trepidation of domestic duties done by womankind. >More
 The Wet Spots shoot for a good time at the High Noon... and score loads

If you spend your Thursdays aching to read Isthmus Diversions listings, you hopefully checked out the night of naughtiness at the WORT-sponsored Foxy Veronica's Peach Pies and The Wet Spots show at the High Noon Saloon. With bawdiness thrown about like a loose chick in a State St. bar, no one was spared from heightened hedonism. >More
 Much ado about everything

It's like an English major's manic dream the night before the exam. Rollicking is probably the word, but ribald and zany work too. >More
 I've got a secret

The praise heaped on Madison actress Carrie Coon over the past year has been so lavish (some have compared her to Vanessa Redgrave) it naturally inspires a bit of skepticism. But Coon's turn in the title role of Madison Repertory Theatre's Anna Christie should put any doubts to rest. >More
 Ensemble Galilei evokes a 'Universe of Dreams' at Overture

Most of us are fascinated by things celestial, and Ensemble Galilei will satisfy our curiosity with its upcoming performance of A Universe of Dreams at the Overture Center's Capitol Theater on Friday, Feb. 9. >More
 Rob Matsushita presents Unbound for a smackdown

"Let it be said that the Blitz Smackdown was so awesome that I honestly think that every Blitz should be like this," opined playwright and actor Rob Matsushita, one of four writers competing in the 24-hour theatre competition nearly a month ago on Saturday, Jan. 6. Watch his entire play below. >More
 Postcard from the edge

Performing in a Eugene O'Neill play has its hazards. 'It's like getting hit by a truck,' says Carrie Coon, 26, as she readies herself for the title role of O'Neill's 1922 drama Anna Christie. 'It's the hardest thing I've ever done, so gritty and raw.' >More
 Caged heat

The ideas and spirit of Eugene Debs inform writer-director Callen Harty's new play at Broom Street Theater, Debs in Prison (running through Feb. 18). >More
 Family sing-along

Before Rent, before Angels in America, there was the 1992 Tony-winner Falsettos, the Broadway hit that broke new ground with its honest depiction of homosexual romance, family relationships, and the advance of AIDS. StageQ's 'concert production' (running through Feb. 3 at the Bartell Theatre), like Falsettos itself, contains moments of struggle and of powerful beauty. >More
 Creepy crawly

There are moments when it's hard to watch what's happening in the Mercury Players Theatre production of Bug (through Feb. 3, Bartell Theatre). But we do, just like we slow down when we pass a bad car wreck. This is not theater for the squeamish or the susceptible. >More
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