Renaissance Theaterworks

Renaissance Theaterworks presents the Midwest premiere of “Cost of Living,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Martyna Majok, Jan. 20-Feb. 12 at the Theater at 255 S. Water St. 

Directed by Ben Raanan and featuring professional actors with disabilities., “Cost of Living,” a poignant and gently humorous production, offers its audience a realistic portrayal of individuals living with disabilities by confronting prejudices and stereotypes.

The one-act play runs approximately an hour and 50 minutes. The production includes seating with increased accessibility, along with sensory-friendly, ASL-interpreted, and live caption productions. 

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The Jewish Museum Milwaukee (JMM)

The current exhibit “Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit,” showcases the Jewish relationship with outer space through science fiction works, popular culture, and rare historic tomes. The exhibit runs through Feb. 3. 

Visitors can experience the GeoDome Portal, a virtual reality environment provided by museum technology company The Elumenati which features stories of Jewish history in space against footage of the NASA space station, the Milky Way, and the International Space Station.

Special exhibit programming includes:

Star Trek: Going Boldly Beyond Borders, 7pm Jan. 12.
Hector Kilgoe, a doctoral candidate in African American religious history at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the historic and cultural relevance of the groundbreaking Star Trek franchise.

Sand and Stardust: Resurrecting Stories Burned by Space and Time, 12pm Jan. 22. 
(virtual program, in-person viewing available at JMM) Esteemed conservator Michael Maggen speaks about his experience restoring and deciphering the personal writings of Columbia Space Shuttle astronaut Ilan Ramon.

JMM adult admission is reduced to $5 during Milwaukee Museum Days Jan. 19-29. For more information, visit