Milwaukee Chamber Theatre



  • February 26, 2015read more

    by Michael Muckian, Wisconsin Gazette; Roelf Visagie, a white Afrikaner who drives a train in his native South Africa, is haunted by the death of a black African woman and her child. One night, out of nowhere, the woman steps in front of his engine as a way of committing suicide.

  • February 25, 2015read more

    by Bonnie North, WUWM's Lake Effect; An interview with THE TRAIN DRIVER actors David Daniel and Michael A. Torrey.

  • February 20, 2015read more

    by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Apartheid formally ended in South Africa in the 1990s, but Athol Fugard has not run out of subjects for his plays. In "The Train Driver" (2010), Roelf, a distraught white train driver, searches for the grave — and identity — of a woman and her child struck by his train.

  • February 19, 2015read more

    by Claire Nowak, Urban Milwaukee Dial; The story behind The Train Driver, the latest production from Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, is a simple one. A man named Roelf (David Daniel) accidentally kills a mother and her child with the train he drives, and though neither the police nor anyone else could identify them, he feels driven to learn who these unfortunate souls were.

  • February 17, 2015read more

    by Amanda Sullivan, Shepherd Express; As part of its 40th anniversary season, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents the Midwest premiere of Athol Fugard’s The Train Driver, described by the playwright as the “most important play I have ever written.”

  • February 11, 2015read more

    ...Athol Fugard is one of my heroes. I first met him back in 1982, when I auditioned for the Broadway production of his semi-autobiographical play “MASTER HAROLD”…AND THE BOYS, which he also directed. At the audition, Athol actually got up on his feet and read scenes with me! I’d never had a director – much less a director who also happens to be the playwright – read with me in an audition situation. But that’s the kind of man he is ...

  • December 26, 2014read more

    by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; ... Young couples learning how complicated love can be included the seemingly mismatched pairs in "The Good Father" at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre ... They included iconoclasts like Maria Callas — brought to life by a mesmerizing Angela Iannone in "Master Class" at Milwaukee Chamber ...

  • December 2, 2014read more

    Click "more info" to get a Behind-the-Scenes look at THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]!

  • November 17, 2014read more

    Click "more info" to watch a sneak peek of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]!

  • October 13, 2014read more

    by Jonathan Fera, UW-Whitewater News; Rick Pendzich '03, fondly remembers playing the roll of Nathan Detroit in the UW-Whitewater production of "Guys and Dolls," a musical depicting the relationship between gambling and love. That comical production also starred Chris Klopatek '04, Chase Stoeger '02 and Marcus Truschinski '04, three UW-Whitewater alumni currently working as professional actors.