June 5&7 and encore Sep 9, 2023
Directed by: Mark Bucher
Boulevard Theatre, Milwaukee’s premiere – and longest lasting – alternative theatre company, closes its 37th season with two free concert readings of acclaimed New York playwright Joshua Harmon‘s LGBTQIA+ dramatic comedy SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
There are just two (2) performances and they occur on Monday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Milwaukee’s iconic Sugar Maple.
Just in time for PRIDE MONTH and Milwaukee’s PRIDEFEST, these free presentations of this urban -and urbane- tale of straight and queer romantic desire amidst a group of thirty-something single professionals begin promptly at 7pm.
The Sugar Maple’s cozy, convivial back room – which is used for spoken word performances, poetry readings, and intimate musical concerts – will host the Boulevard’s seven -person cast of local Milwaukee artists. Seating is particularly limited (35 guests) and is on a “first come, first seated” basis. Sadly, due to some previous irresponsible attendees not fulfilling their reservations (either by not showing at all or being significantly late), reservations cannot be taken for either date of the show and Boulevard is experimenting with “first come, first seated” policy.
This Wisconsin premiere is directed by Boulevard Theatre Artistic Director (and founder) Mark Bucher and showcases local Milwaukee actors Grace Berendt (“Kiki”), Kyle Conner (“Jordan”), Mohammad ElBsat (“Will”), Joan End (“Helene”), Caitlin Compton (“Laura”), Mary Grace Seigel (“Vanessa”), and Keith Smith (“Evan”).
Playwright Joshua Harmon (born 1983) is a New York City -based playwright, whose works include the skewering family comedy Bad Jews and the affecting romantic LGBTQIA+ comedy Significant Other (both produced Off-Broadway by Roundabout Theatre Company). Harmon is the recipient of two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Play and two Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.
Christopher Wallenberg, in The Boston Globe, wrote “...penchant for biting commentary suffuses Harmon’s fiercely funny yet poignant plays.“ Harmon himself said “I think I became really engaged by plays that are character-driven and that are grappling with some kind of moral question.”