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by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; For several years now, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has collaborated with local university theater talents to stage some of its shows. It's pulling that trick again for a new production of Ken Ludwig's farce "Lend Me a Tenor."
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By Meghan Randolph, Assistant Director - LEND ME A TENOR; It’s the most infamous adage of the theatre: “The Show Must Go On.” And indeed it must, as the characters learn all too well in Ken Ludwig’s LEND ME A TENOR...
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by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Matthews said she wanted to write about an intense situation where people just can't get out of each other's way. "People say the wrong thing at the wrong time, regroup and try again," she said.
Bonnie North of Lake Effect interviews playwright Lori Matthews for WUWM 89.7 FM
by Mike Muckian, Wisconsin Gazette; "Budding authors are encouraged to write what they know, but such counsel often leads writers to also explore what they need to understand. For Wisconsin author Lori Matthews, personal catharsis is the seed of the narrative in October, Before I Was Born at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre."
by Matthew Reddin, Third Coast Daily; If playwright Lori Matthews could tell me only one thing to report back about her play October, Before I Was Born, it’s this: “It’s not as dreadfully painful as it sounds.”
by Marcella Kearns; Lori Matthews, playwright of OCTOBER, BEFORE I WAS BORN, hails originally from Kingsport, TN, though she now makes her home in Stoughton, WI. She was born, as the title of this semi-autobiographical piece implies, less than a year after tragedy struck her hometown. ... "I imagine it’s similar to people who were in Hawaii for Pearl Harbor, people who were in Dallas when JFK was shot,” Matthews says. “There’s something that happens in your backyard that changes the way the world looks the next day. In our area, for a long time, it was this accident."