the MadStage Podcast
About This Show
The MadStage Podcast is an internet radio show tailor made for the performing arts in Madison Wisconsin.
Each week, hosts Suzan Kurry and Buzz Kemper spend time with Madison area performers and creators, and help spread the word about upcoming events.
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MSP 004 Morticians in Love
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Morticians in Love By Christi Stewart-Brown Directed by Suzan Kurry "Every body should love death this much." A shy mortuary owner and her assistant toil alone among the dead until the arrival of a handsome rival mortician who wants to share more than workspace. And the two corpses make five. “V-day is all but dead … flowers and chocolates, formaldehyde and chloroform…” The play has no nudity, although the corpses will be scantily clad and there are adult sexual situations. Praise for the play: "In the midst of death, there is life and love--sacred, profane, unrequited and almost always dysfunctional--in Christi Stewart-Brown's very black, five-character comedy (counting two corpses). Scarcely fare for the squeamish, with its excursions into heterosexual and homosexual couplings among the living and dead, the play nonetheless comes off as a caustic, funny, sharp-eyed autopsy on the difficulties of love...Morticians in Love may be morbid, but it has a heart." - The New York Times "...a morbid, pervy, and very funny farce...Sure, it's strange, but strangely touching too." - The Washington Post Christi Stewart-Brown's charmingly morbid comedy is so cheerful and upbeat, you'll hardly believe that you're watching a play about bisexual necrophilia." — Paul Birchall, Back Stage West "Morticians is a simple enough idea: the tender story of first love between two devout necrophiliacs. Now, the idea itself gets a laugh, but what's a pleasure is that Stewart-Brown follows through and creates characters, dialogue, and stagings that are a real joy to watch" — Matthew Richter, The Stranger (Seattle) Produced by Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison Performances: February 24 - March 4, 2017 Performance Times: EIGHT PERFORMANCES (TWO MATINEES) Friday, Feb 24 -- 8pm Saturday, Feb 25 -- 8pm Sunday Feb 26 -- 4pm MATINEE Wednesday, Mar 1 -- 8pm half price tickets Thursday, March 2-- 8pm $5 Discount for two or more together Friday, March 3 -- 8pm Saturday, March 4 -- 4pm MATINEE Saturday, March 4 -- 8pm Ticket Prices: $20 Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.