DETAILS

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 38 minutes with one intermission
Recommended Age: 14 and Up

When Rafael and Camila Hernandez move in downstairs to help Joanne with her elderly father, Joanne breathes a little easier. She needs their help, and they need jobs. But she can’t anticipate the complications that arise when “the help” starts to feel like family…and act like it. A brilliantly funny and provocative new piece by one of today’s hottest playwrights, it’s an empathetic but searing examination of boundaries, power, privilege, and fear in a single backyard.

“Trieschmann…has the courage to ask tougher questions.” — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Trieschmann’s writing is taut and laced with irony….a big accomplished writer’s voice.” — The New York Times

 
"One House Over" Show Preview

ARTISTS


Zoë Sophia Garcia*
Camila Hernandez


Justin Huen*
Rafael Hernandez


Mark Jacoby*
Milos Vancura


Jeanne Paulsen*
Patty Leiker


Elaine Rivkin*
Joanne Vancura

Mark Clements
Catherine Trieschmann
Playwright

Mark Clements
Mark Clements
Director

 

Kevin Depinet
Scenic Designer

Rachel Laritz
Costume Designer

Jesse Klug
Lighting Designer

Joe Cerqua
Sound Design / Original Composition

Brent Hazelton
Production Dramaturg

Abigail Gonda
Dramaturg

Frank Honts
Casting Director

Elissa Myers, CSA / Paul Fouquet, CSA
New York Casting

Karie Koppel
New York Casting Associate

Kimberly Carolus*
Stage Manager

Rebecca Lindsey*
Assistant Stage Manager

Melia Gonzalez
Stage Management Resident

Sophiyaa Nayar
Assistant Director

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
± Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artists.

EVENTS

PRE
SHOW

Rep-in-Depth
A pre-show conversation with cast member Justin Huen approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.

 

SUN
MAR 4
2PM

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

TUE
MAR 6
6:30PM

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

WED
MAR 7
AFTER
7:30PM PERF.

Panel: “Stories of Immigration: Creating Communities”
Milwaukee’s immigrant heritage is present throughout the city—in our dining, shopping, festivals, and more. Join leaders from across Milwaukee to learn how immigrants have helped shape our city and to hear more about the unique vitality of immigrant communities today. Panelists include: 
• John Gurda, Milwaukee Historian
• Dinorah Marquez, Director of the Latino Arts Strings Program 
• Elizabeth Avalos Rivas, Latino Arts Strings Program Alumni 
• May yer Thao, Executive Director at the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce 
• Catherine Ward, Interim Director of CelticMKE

 

SUN
MAR 11
2PM

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

WED
MAR 14
AFTER
7:30PM PERF.

Panel: “Building Fences & Walls: Immigration Policy & Sanctuary Cities”
Current political policies on immigration are a point of contentious discussion and the idea of sanctuary cities is fraught on the local and national level. This discussion approaches the conversation on a personal and interpersonal level, presenting the real-life stories of those who are at the heart of the debate. Panelists include: 
• Mohammad Elbsat, Principal Engineer at Johnson Controls 
• Barbara Graham, Program Director of Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants
• Chez Ordoñez, Vice Chair of the Equal Rights Commission 
• Pascual Rodriguez, Lead Principal of Bruce-Guadalupe School

 

SUN
MAR 18
2PM

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

WED
MAR 21
11:45-1:15PM

Lunch Matinee for One House Over
Before you attend One House Over on March 21, join us from 11:45am to 1:15pm at the InterContinental Hotel located in the Milwaukee Center. Lunch includes a presentation by a member of the artistic team. Cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch and the presentation – it does not include theater tickets. RSVP by Mon., March 12, to Sara Laugavitz at 414-291-4790 or SaraLaugavitz@intercontinentalmilwaukee.com

 

WED
MAR 21
AFTER
7:30PM PERF.

Panel: “The Future of Eldercare”
As America’s elderly population increases, we discuss how the growing need for eldercare affects our city and how local individuals and organizations are supporting and enriching our community through unique senior programs and centers. Panelists include: 
• Hector Hernandez, Program Director for Elder Programs at the United Community Center 
• Bill Meunier, Project Assistant for the Senior Companion Program at the Social Development Commission 
• Stephanie Sue Stein, Chairperson of the Board of St. John’s On the Lake and former Director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging 
• Angela Fingard, Theatre Director, Project Manager & Master Trainer of TimeSlips Creative Storytelling

 

THUR
MAR 22
7:30PM

ASL Interpreted Performance
This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

 

SUN
MAR 25
2PM

Captioned Theater Performance
This performance features a screen to the side of the stage that displays the actors' lines as they are spoken. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

 

SUN
MAR 25
2PM

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

FEATURES & PRESS

PHOTOS

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REVIEWS


“Clements’ magnificent five-actor cast expertly mines the subtext of a play that’s also about being lonely and isolated in a divided America.”
– Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


“Poignant, funny and very recognizable moments…beautifully nuanced.”
– Gwen Rice, OnMilwaukee


“Trieschmann’s social critique is spot-on and packs a wallop, but it’s the play’s excellent storytelling and surprising hilarity that make it a sure-fire hit.”
– Louis Weisberg, Wisconsin Gazette


“Wonderful play…brilliant five-player cast…there is no disappointment in this play.”
– Dave Begel On Theater


“[a] topical reminder that the more we try to separate ourselves from one another, the more alike we are.”
– Harry Cherkinian, Shepherd Express


One House Over smartly addresses timely issues with quiet honesty, revealing American immigrants' struggles, hopes, and fears through heartfelt dialogue."
– Kelsey Lawler, Broadway World


“‘One House Over’ Brings An Immigrant Story Home”
– Lindsey Anderson, Milwaukee Magazine


“'One House Over' at The Rep”
– Mary Boyle, Ozaukee Living Local


“'One House Over'”
–Anne Siegel, Total Theater


“‘One House Over’ Questions May Simmer As Audience Heads To Their Own Homes”
– Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman


 

World Premiere Event

February 27 – March 25, 2018
Quadracci Powerhouse
by Catherine Trieschmann
Directed by Mark Clements
A Co-Production with Geva Theatre Center

 

A JOHN (JACK) D. LEWIS NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PRODUCTION

 

Executive Producer
Judy Hansen

Associate Producers
Catherine and Buddy Robinson
Four-Four Foundation, Inc.

 

 This production is supported in part by
Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards