Milwaukee Chamber Theatre


by Tom Stoppard Running Time: 1 hour, 45 min

November 23, 2011 to
December 18, 2011

Studio Theatre
Directed by C. Michael Wright

Adapted from Gerald Sibleyras's Le Vent des Peupliers

Featuring Richard Halverson, Daniel Mooney & Robert Spencer

Henri, Gustave and Philippe, a trio of cantankerous World War I veterans, spend their days on the terrace of a remote French hospital exchanging barbs. Although their bodies might not be cooperating fully, they become rejuvenated by dreaming up an escape plan to the poplars beckoning in the distance.

As Stoppard is the master of scintillating language and magnificent wit, his adaptation of Sibleyras's play is at once funny and poignant, clever and whimsical.

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Winner of the 2006 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy

Sponsored by John E. Holland & Konrad Kuchenbach

Tom Stoppard
Gustave Richard Halverson
Philippe Daniel Mooney
Henri Robert Spencer
Production Staff
Director C. Michael Wright
Scenic Designer Keith Pitts
Costume Designer Kim Instenes
Lighting Designer Holly Blomquist
Properties Master Nikki Kulas
Sound Designer Chris Guse
Stage Manager Judy Martel
<November 2011>
202122237:30 PM (P)24258:00 PM (O)264:00 PM8:00 PM
272:00 PM2829307:30 PM (V)17:30 PM (T)28:00 PM34:00 PM8:00 PM
42:00 PM5671:00 PM (*)87:30 PM (T)98:00 PM104:00 PM8:00 PM

T=Talkback: post-show Q&A with actors and director
*=Talk Theatre: pre-show interactive discussion beginning at noon
V=ViewPoints: pre-show presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Talk Theatre

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:00 PM

An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:30 PM

Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 7:30 PM

Thursday, December 8, 2011 7:30 PM

Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:30 PM

After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.

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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's charming 'Heroes'

Thursday, December 1, 2011

by Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express; "Heroes, is sheer pleasure from beginning to end."

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WUWM Lake Effect interview with Heroes cast

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WUWM's Bonnie North interviewed HEROES cast members Richard Halverson, Daniel Mooney & Robert Spencer for Lake Effect.

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Chamber Theatre's 'Heroes': A quiet look at 3 scarred veterans

Sunday, November 27, 2011

by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; ...Under C. Michael Wright's direction, the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opened a production of "Heroes" on Friday night featuring three Milwaukee stage veterans: Richard Halverson, Daniel Mooney and Robert Spencer.

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Check out the MCT blog!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Visit for behind-the-scenes details about HEROES and more!

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A Message from Michael - November 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Often while I’m playing host in the lobby before a show, patrons will come up to me with thoughts about plays for future production. I always try to listen politely and take in their ideas, even when some suggestions are quite beyond our means. But every so often, someone comes forward with a recommendation that is a little piece of gold. Such is the case with HEROES.

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Translating HEROES: A Lesson in Adapting

Thursday, November 3, 2011

by Jacque Troy, Education Director/Literary Manager; ...To quote the astute summation of his work by one journalist, “Stoppard is always written about as if he were an intellectual acrobat. But behind the intellectual high jinx there lurks an often passionate humanist whose writing betrays an increasing concern both with the abuse of freedom and the nature of love.”

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