Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Gently Down the Stream

by Martin Sherman Running Time: 100 minutes, no intermission

April 24, 2020 to
May 17, 2020

Studio Theatre
Directed by Michael Cotey

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Featuring Sam Douglas, Ian Toohill & C. Michael Wright

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.

Co-Sponsored by:
Julie Anding & Lisa Kornetsky
Barbara Johnson & Sandra Zingler

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Martin Sherman
Harry Ian Toohill
Rufus Sam Douglas
Beau C. Michael Wright
Production Staff
Director Michael Cotey
Scenic Designer Arnel Sancianco
Costume Designer Amy Horst
Lighting Designer Holly Blomquist
Sound Designer Joe Cerqua
Props Designer Moira Tracey
Dialect Coach Raeleen McMillion
Stage Manager Marissa Ashlyn
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262:00 PM2728291:00 PM (*)7:30 PM (V)307:30 PM (T)124:00 PM8:00 PM
32:00 PM4561:00 PM7:30 PM77:30 PM (T)87:30 PM94:00 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, April 29, 2020 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, April 29, 2020 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, April 30, 2020 7:30 PM

Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:30 PM

Thursday, May 14, 2020 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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