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Milwaukee Chamber Theater Announces Sign Language Performance Thursday, February 10and at 7:30 p.m. MALA by Melinda Lopez directed by art director Brent Hazelton closed on saturdayFebruary 13and at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Tickets can be purchased through the MCT website, milwaukeechambertheatre.org/tickets or by calling 414-291-7800.
Melinda Lopez’s play MALA is a darkly funny solo tour de force without poetic sentimentality with Milwaukee favorite Rána Roman. In MALA, a grown daughter struggles to meet the unpredictable demands of caring for her aging mother while navigating this new stage in their life and relationship. Infuriating and moving, harsh and hopeful, trying and triumphant – only by letting go of the idea of being the perfect child does Mala become a good child.
“MALA is an emotional evening full of love and loss… It is also a beautiful collection of experiences, prayers and unflinching revelations about what it is like to care for your parents at the end of their life,” says Gwendolyn Rice.
Harry Cherkinian of The Shepherd Express said: “In this beautifully acted and directed production, Rána Roman inhabits several characters, but primarily the girl who keeps trying but feels she has failed, especially given the increasingly unstable behavior and erratic from his mother.
The creative team includes Stage Management by Emily Wright, Scenic Design by Lisa Schlenker, Costume Design by Jazmin Aurora Medina, Sound Design by Josh Schmidt, Lighting Design by Colin Gawronski, Associate Scenic and Properties Design by Simone Tegge, Dramaturgy byNicole Acosta, Scenic Construction by Ron Scot Fry and ASM/COVID Safety Management by Matthew Lewis.
ABOUT THE ACTOR
Rána’s previous collaborations with MCT include VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (Cassandra) and LEND ME A TENOR (Maria). Most recently, she was seen reprising her role as Mrs. Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Milwaukee Rep. In the world before, Rána had the pleasure of performing in KISS ME KATE (Lily/Kate) at Skylight Music Theatre, ON THE WINGS OF A MARIPOSA (Mámi) at First Stage Theatre, and in LIFE SUCKS (Ella) at Forward Theater in Madison, where she is also a member of the Advisory Company.
MALA runs until February 13. Tickets can be purchased by calling 414-291-7800 or ordering online at www.milwaukeechambertheatre.org/tickets. More information about MCT, it’s 21/22 season, how to buy tickets and how to donate can be found at www.milwaukeechambertheatre.org. For Talk Theatre, ViewPoints and TalkBack dates, visithttps://www.milwaukeechambertheatre.org/continuing-the-conversation.
COVID AND PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE
The health and safety of our artists, staff and patrons is extremely important to us. That’s why we’ve joined dozens of other local cultural organizations in demanding that all members of the public aged 12 and over be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours following the date of your performance. Proof of vaccination or negative test must be presented with corresponding photo ID. Additionally, masks are required at all times inside the Broadway Theater Center. For more details on our health and safety plan, go tohttps://www.milwaukeechambertheatre.org/safety
ABOUT MILWAUKEE CHAMBER THEATER
Founded in 1975 by Montgomery Davis and Ruth Schudson, guided through 2020 by Michael Wright and Kirsten Finn, and now run by Brent Hazelton and Amy A. Salat, the Milwaukee Chamber Theater (MCT) partners with other arts organizations , community organizations and universities to produce stimulating productions and innovative outreach programs on an intimate and human scale. As a leader in developing the theater community in Milwaukee and Wisconsin, MCT provides regular employment and a stable artistic home for local theater professionals through a five-play subscription season, the Young Playwrights Festival ( YPF) and the Montgomery Davis Play Development Series (MDPDS). MCT performs at the Broadway Theater Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward and is a proud member of the United Performing Arts Fund. For more information, to purchase tickets or to donate, please visit milwaukeechambertheatre.org.