Milwaukee Chamber Theatre


by Theresa Rebeck Running Time: 2 hours

February 17, 2011 to
March 13, 2011

Studio Theatre
Directed by Andrew Volkoff

Featuring Drew Brhel, Betsy Skowbo, Jonathan Wainwright, C. Michael Wright and Sara Zientek

The bond between two half-sisters is tested when Jackie decides she can solve all her financial problems by selling her grandfather's exceptional stamp collection. As Jackie shrewdly tries to cash in on a pair of rare stamps from the island of Mauritius, she discovers how dangerous stamp collecting can be! Contemporary playwright Theresa Rebeck has written a cat-and-mouse game like no other, full of twists, turns and plenty of suspense.

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Sponsored by John E. Holland & Konrad Kuchenbach

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Theresa Rebeck
Sterling Drew Brhel
Mary Betsy Skowbo
Dennis Jonathan Wainwright
Philip C. Michael Wright
Jackie Sara Zientek
Production Staff
Director Andrew Volkoff
Scenic Designer J Branson
Costume Designer Holly Payne
Lighting Designer Holly Blomquist
Properties Designer Ben Komistra
Sound Designer Mikhail Fiksel
Stage Manager Judy Martel

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, March 2, 2011 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, February 23, 2011 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, February 24, 2011 7:30 PM

Thursday, March 10, 2011 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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Study Guide


Media Coverage

Stamp of Approval

Friday, February 25, 2011

by Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Magazine ...Theresa Rebeck’s 2009 play starts with a thing of value – a rare postage stamp rather than a buffalo-head nickel – and gives it the full Sierra Madre treatment. Handshakes become hand-to-hand combat as greed eats away at the thin veneer known as “our better selves.” ...

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Milwaukee Chamber's Passionate 'Mauritius'

Thursday, February 24, 2011

-by Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express The collectors’ market can be very strange and intense, as evidenced by the fact that tiny scraps of paper can be worth a fortune to certain people. A well-written stage drama with brilliant flashes of comedy, Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius brings the intensity of the collectors’ market to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s latest production.

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Chamber Theatre cast puts stamp of value on 'Mauritus'

Saturday, February 19, 2011

by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel In 1993, a pair of 19th-century stamps from Mauritius sold for nearly $4 million. Were they worth it? And who gets to decide?

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Chamber Theatre's "Mauritius:" Greed, obsession, treachery

Saturday, February 19, 2011

by Mary OHara Stacy, Third Coast Digest The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre offers an escape, of sorts, but not to the island nation of Mauritius, as the title of Theresa Rebeck’s play would imply. The play is more like a rollercoaster ride through the “stuff that dreams are made of.”

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Make Milwaukee: A Thriller...About Stamps!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Listen to Adam Carr's 88nine Radio Milwaukee interview with cast members Sara Zientek & Jonathan Wainwright!

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