The DUUversity Theatre Group invites you to join fellow UUCW members and friends in attending and discussing Sunday afternoon theater in the Milwaukee area. After each play, the group gathers at a nearby restaurant for lively conversation about the play’s theme and its connection to current issues. Plays are picked from local productions that focus on different diversity, ethical, gender, or class concerns.

Each person is responsible for obtaining their own tickets. You are encouraged to let Kristin Fewel know if you are planning to attend. She will send an e-mail to those who contact her to facilitate carpooling. She will also make restaurant reservations for the number of people who will be attending.

Please join us for as many or as few productions as you are able or interested in attending. It’s a pleasurable way to get to know other UUCW members and friends while enjoying meaningful theatrical experiences.

The DUUversity Theatre Group has picked six plays for this season:

Working based on the interviews of Studs Terkel
October 1, 2017 – 2:30 pm
Marquette’s Helfaer Theater
525 N. 13th Street, Milwaukee.

This musical is an updated version with music from current popular artists. It shines the spotlight on the seemingly humdrum lives of everyday workers in a tribute to the American workforce. It examines workers from all walks of life with their individual stories.

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
Sunday, October 22 – 2:00 pm
Next Act Theater
255 South Water Street, Milwaukee

In the early 1900s, Henrietta Leavitt struggles for recognition in a man’s world in this magical story of science, history and love as she maps the galaxies beyond our own and paves the way for modern astronomy. This is based on a true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory.

Russian Transport by Erika Sheffer
Sunday, January 21 – 2:00 pm
Renaissance Theater Group at the Broadway Theater Center
158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

A Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn’s underbelly scrambles to get by as dark family secrets emerge when their dangerously charming Uncle Boris arrives from Russia and begins exerting a sinister influence on the whole family. How far are they willing to go to achieve the American Dream?

Student Body by Frank Winter
Sunday, February 18 – 2:30 pm
Marquette’s Helfaer Theater, 525 N. 13th Street, Milwaukee.

Seven college students brought together in a snowstorm learn about a video taken during a recent party. Because if shows what could be a sexual assault, it leads the friends and strangers to an increasingly personal debate. This compelling drama keeps the focus on the difficult ethical questions raised as the students realize they all played some role in what happened.

Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith
Sunday, March 18 – 2:00 pm
The Rep’s Stiemke Studio
108 East Wells Street, Milwaukee

This theatrical event explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Crafted from hundreds of interviews, eight real life characters present their unique and interesting perspectives. This mosaic of diverse voices explores how a community heals and grows together.

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill
Sunday, April 22 – 2:00 pm
Renaissance Theater Group at the Broadway Theater Center
158 Broadway, Milwaukee

When Marlene receives a merit-based promotion to Managing Director over her senior male colleagues, she hosts a fantasy dinner party for five legendary women who worked, fought, and married their way up. They lament the sacrifices required to “have-it-all.” This 1983 Obie Award Winner for Best Play is a sharp, imaginative and profound examination of the choices women continue to face.

Contact Kristin Fewel via the church office.