Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

The Detective's Wife

by Keith Huff Running Time: 1 hour 50 min

September 18, 2013 to
October 13, 2013

Studio Theatre
Directed by Jim Tasse

Mary KerrFeaturing Mary MacDonald Kerr

A Ghost Story
Alice Conroy is an avid fan of murder mysteries. So when her husband, a Chicago homicide detective, is gunned down, she sets out to uncover who did it…and why.

From the writer of the hit TV dramas "House of Cards," "Mad Men" and Broadway's A STEADY RAIN

Mary MacDonald Kerr is our first "Ruth Schudson Leading Lady" honoree

A unique collaboration with the UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts Theatre Department

Keith & Paula Anderson | Lloyd & Mary Ann Gerlach

Keith Huff
Alice Conroy
Mary MacDonald Kerr

Production Staff
Director Jim Tasse
Scenic Designer Sandra J. Strawn
Costume Designer Pamela J. Rehberg
Lighting Designer Stephen Roy White
Properties Master Adam Jermain
Sound Designer & Projections
Chris Guse
Stage Manager Judy Martel
<September 2013>
151617187:30 PM (P)197:30 PM (P)208:00 PM (O)214:00 PM8:00 PM
222:00 PM2324257:30 PM (V)267:30 PM (T)278:00 PM284:00 PM8:00 PM
292:00 PM30121:00 PM (*)37:30 PM (T)48:00 PM54:00 PM8:00 PM

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, October 2, 2013 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, September 25, 2013 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, September 26, 2013 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 3, 2013 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 10, 2013 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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ViewPoints: The Detectives Wife

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:30 PM

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Detectives Wife release

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Media Coverage

'Detective's Wife' plumbs more than one mystery

Monday, September 23, 2013

by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Why do we read mysteries? Alice Conroy — lone character in Keith Huff's "The Detective's Wife," which opened over the weekend at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, under Jim Tasse's direction — suggests that mysteries' often formulaic solutions help distract us from those larger existential quandaries we can't even face, let alone solve.

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No Bounds

Monday, September 23, 2013

by Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee; Keith Huff was born in Wisconsin, made his career as a playwright in Chicago, and has since gone on to be a big player in prestige cable dramas like Mad Men. In fact, while he was able to visit Milwaukee Chamber Theatre at the first rehearsal of The Detective’s Wife, he had to miss the opening weekend to attend the Emmy Awards—as one of the producers of the well-nominated House of Cards.

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Mary MacDonald Kerr in the Detective's Wife

Monday, September 23, 2013

by Russ Bickerstaff, Express; Kerr has a very approachable kind of vulnerability onstage. As witnessed in shows like Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's The Sweetest Swing in Baseball some and Renaissance Theaterworks' Burn This, Kerr he has a way of delivering a character's inner thoughts that doesn't overplay the intellectual side of the character in the body language or any kind of physical manifestation.

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The Detectives Wife Total Theatre review

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Anne Siegel, Total; Veteran Milwaukee stage actor Mary MacDonald Kerr fills the intimate Studio Theater with both anticipation and suspense in the one-woman show, The Detective’s Wife.

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"The Detective's Wife" is a captivating one-woman tour de force

Monday, September 23, 2013

by Dave Begel,; It becomes ever more clear as the journey takes us along that you better beware when you search, for what you find may well not be what you expected. That’s at the core of the fascination with "The Detective’s Wife," the one-woman show that had a triumphant opening over the weekend at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.

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Mary MacDonald Kerr goes solo in MCT’s “The Detective’s Wife”

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

by Danielle McClune, Third Coast; After acting in 20 productions at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, actress Mary MacDonald Kerr is doing something she’s never done, something quite impressive: she’s acting alone.

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MCT Blog

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Check out the MCT blog for behind-the-scenes info on THE DETECTIVES' WIFE - artists, playwright & more!

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