Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s dynamic 2021-2022 season continues with Cuban American playwright, educator and actor Melinda Lopez’s play, Mala, Jan. 21-Feb. 13 at Studio Theatre.
The directorial debut of MCT Artistic Director Brent Hazelton, the 70-minute Mala, (a title meaning “bad” in Spanish) stars Milwaukee actor Rána Roman and examines the fragile relationship between a mother and daughter at a critical time in the mother’s life. With its minimal set pieces, Mala instead focuses on emotionally powerful language tinged with pathos and occasional humor.
“Through Mala, she offers a distinctly Latin perspective on what it means to be caretaker, family member, and human, and she roots all of her work in her personal mission to create complex Latina characters and put them center stage,” said Brent Hazelton, Artistic Director for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.
Following Mala, MCT will present Indecent, written by Paula Vogel, March 10-27 in the Broadway Theatre Center’s Cabot Theatre. Highlighting an onstage klezmer band, Indecent tells the story of Sholem Asch’s 1906 play The God of Vengeance, a play exploring a same-sex relationship and religious hypocrisy that was shut down after a Broadway debut due to its controversial nature.
For tickets and health and safety protocols visit milwaukeechambertheatre.org or call (414) 291-7800.
The Warehouse Art Museum & Research Center
The Warehouse has a permanent collection of more than 3,600 works including photographs, paintings, sculptures and works on paper. All exhibits and programming are free and open to the public.
The current exhibit CHINA: Then & Now—Jan Serr, co-curated by Serr and Kate Hawley and on display through January 28, offers a contemplative glimpse of the country’s past and present through Serr’s 64 photographic prints.
Taken with a digital Nikon camera, Serr’s photography invites observers through “Old Town” Hutong neighborhood streets, the meditative Scholar’s Garden, and the super-modern high speed Maglev bullet trains.
The exhibit’s large-scale installations allow guests to visit the streets of China alongside a painting of the Tiananmen Square massacre, a video illustrated by Serr, a figurative ceramic by Pamela Leung, and hand-colored brass rubbings.
A variety of programming, such as T’ai Chi in the Museum, Noon Hour Curator’s Tours and Professor Rob LaFleur’s lecture ” Confucius: Chinese Wisdom for Today’s World,” will be offered in conjunction with the exhibit. Visit thewarehousemke.org for more information.