Written and Performed by Benjamin Scheuer
Directed by Sean Daniels
September 30 - November 8, 2015 – Stiemke Studio
A good storyteller uses everything he has. So Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar — actually, six guitars — in The Lion, a wholly original theatrical experience that tells one man’s gripping coming-of-age story. The award-winning performer/songwriter inspires and disarms with his raw wit and emotional depth as he leads you on a rock n’ roll journey from boyhood to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover the redemptive power of music. Hailed as “the best new musical” by The Huffington Post and “absolutely the best original musical of the year” by The Stage in London, Milwaukee audiences will be among the first in the country to experience this extraordinary event from a next-generation troubadour. Much like its hero, The Lion roars.
The Invisible Hand
By Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
February 24 – April 3, 2016 – Stiemke Studio
Written by Milwaukee native and 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama Ayad Akhtar, The Invisible Hand follows Nick Bright, an American investment banker, who is kidnapped in Pakistan, where his captors demand he raise his ransom by trading in the financial markets. In teaching his captors how to manipulate the market, Nick fundamentally alters his relationship with them – and the world. This thrilling new play by one of America’s hottest playwrights examines how far we’ll go to save ourselves and the ramifications of our actions on global politics.
Program, artists and prices subject to change.