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Antonio's Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son

Antonio’s Song charts one artist’s exploration of self. From the streets of Brooklyn to Russia’s most prestigious ballet training studios, Antonio struggles to reconcile multiple ethnic identities. He wrestles with the definition of masculinity in modern America while discovering the beauty of becoming a father. Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith’s (Until the Flood) powerful poetry is intermixed with stunning original movement and music and evocative projected imagery to create a wholly unique and stunning world premiere production.

Actually

Tom and Amber are college freshmen at Princeton. They are overwhelmed, overstimulated, under slept, surrounded by strangers, full of tension, uncertainty and alcohol. What could possibly go wrong? Actually is a smart, profoundly painful exploration of the culture of sexual consent. A perfectly complex tale for our #MeToo Age.

9 Circle

Honorably discharged but later accused of a war crime in Iraq, American soldier Daniel Reeves must navigate an onslaught of commanding officers, public defenders, lawyers, preachers and psychiatrists who seek answers, excuses or culpability. Based on actual events, Bill Cain’s psychological thriller is by turns shocking, mesmerizing and bitingly funny. Ultimately, it is the soldier who must discover his own path to truth, where he finds duty, war and justice are on a collision course with the indomitable, yet vulnerable, human spirit.

Rep Lab

Milwaukee Rep’s limited engagement short-play festival is back for its 10th year. See it all—drama, comedy and everything in between—in this one-of-a-kind theatergoing experience featuring the talents of Milwaukee Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents.

Destiny of Desire

On a stormy night in Mexico, two baby girls are born — one into a life of privilege and the other into poverty. When the newborns are swapped by a former beauty queen with an insatiable lust for power, the stage is set for outrageous misfortunes to grow into one remarkable destiny. With nods to Shakespeare and Brecht, this fastpaced comedy inspired by popular telenovelas is filled with forbidden love, revenge, glorious music and burning passion, making it the perfect guilty pleasure to end The Rep’s 2019-20 Season.

Gently Down the Stream

As the 21st century begins, ex-pat pianist Beau is caught off-guard by Rufus - a London lawyer more than 30 years his junior who he meets on a gay dating site. After a lifetime of disappointment, Beau's keeping his expectations low. But Rufus is part of a new, hopeful generation, and not even Beau can convince him they don't have just as much of a right to happiness as anyone else. And as the years pass and their relationship evolves, Beau finds himself coming to believe this new idea - and coming to terms with the ghosts lingering in his past. In this remarkably moving, brilliant love story, Martin Sherman reflects on the triumphs and heartbreaks of gay lives in the modern era, celebrating all those who paved the way

Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand

Alex Scott has a story to tell – about her life and her legacy, her humor and her heart. The story of a young girl fiercely determined to make a difference despite the challenges she faces. Alex’s true story reminds us all that a single person can change the world – one act, or even one cup, at a time.

You Can’t Take It With You

Roar with laughter with the Young Company and their production of this Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy.