ON-Lion Letter
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, celebrating its 35th anniversary, will stage five performances during its 2009-10 season.  Since 1975, the Chamber Theatre has produced intimate, high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit that engage and challenge the audience, while employing and nurturing principally local theatre artists.   Supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, it has long been recognized as producing first-rate, thought-provoking drama and a major contributor to the rich cultural and economic life of the community.

Its 2009-10 season begins with Around the World in 80 Days by Mark Brown, from August 13-30, 2009.  In the performance, fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his ever-resourceful manservant Passepartout set out to circle the world in an unheard of 80 days.

Then, in William Inge's Picnic, from October 15-November 1, 2009, the young Hal Carter's animal vitality seriously upsets the status quo of a restless small town in 1950s Kansas on a steamy Labor Day weekend.  Picnic is being staged in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Moon Over the Brewery by Bruce Graham, from November 12-December 13, 2009, is a charming story about a single mother and her 13-year-old daughter's efforts to chase away mom's suitors.

In Tom Kepinski's Duet for One, in February and March 2010, Stephanie Abrahams admits to having a disease that may bring down the curtain on both her musical career and her marriage, but only after begrudgingly agreeing to see a psychiatrist will this concert violinist admit to the fearful aria playing inside her.

And The Sweetest Swing in Baseball by Rebecca Gilman, in April and May 2010, is a funny and inventive look at how baseball inspires a stressed-out artist.

All Milwaukee Chamber Theatre performances are at the Broadway Theatre Center in the city's Historic Third Ward.  A variety of ticket packages are available.  Ticket and subscription information is available online.
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