Monthly Archives: July 2017

Episode 1 of Dave Begel on Theater (audio version)

The first one hit the air. Me and Bonnie North talking theater. The first of a lengthy contribution to WUWM, bringing news and reviews to the listening audience. You can listen to Episode One here. http://wuwm.com/post/thursday-lake-effect-young-farmers-mke-wisconsin-theater-wooldridge-brothers

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“Cyrano” at APT filled with the pathos and joy of the man from Bergerac

  The two parallels between a pair of men of nobility, passion and courage are too profound and clear to ignore. Cyrano and Quixote. Cyrano came from Bergerac,, a small French town and Don Quixote came from La Mancha, a … Continue reading

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A Disappointing “Much Ado” from Optimist

There are so many wonderful things that define William Shakespeare and his work. History, high drama, inventive and  beautiful language. His works are not, however, a Marx Brothers comedy or a Three Stooges outing. This simple lesson is  germane in … Continue reading

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Reviews from Me and Mike Fischer – APT’s “Maids”, “Cyrano”, “Unexpected Man”

My review of The Maids at APT https://davebegelontheater.com/2017/07/02/the-complexity-of-the-maids-lands-at-apt-in-splendid-fashion/ Mike Fischer’s review of “The Unexpected Man” at APT http://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/arts/2017/07/05/un/451148001/ Mike Fischer’s review of “The Maids” at APT http://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/arts/2017/07/03/ma/447492001/ Mike Fischer’s review of “Cyrano de Bergerac” at APT http://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/arts/2017/07/03/winner-nose-james-ridge-embodies-passion-cyrano-de-bergerac/442531001/

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The complexity of “The Maids” lands at APT in splendid fashion

When a play is in need of rescue, there is only one way to do it, and director Ana Cristina (Gigi) Buffington accomplishes the feat thanks to a ferocious trio of actors who pull a complicated play into the world … Continue reading

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