Wineke Review: Two Shakespeare plays, one by Shakespeare

APT condenses Cleopatra but lets Verona shine in all its ambiguity

It has to be something of a daunting task to take a Shakespeare play made contemporary by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and adapt it to a tiny stage in rural Wisconsin. But Kate Buckley and James DeVita do just that in the current American Players Theatre production of "Antony and Cleopatra."

Wineke: Review of ‘Dickens in America'

This summer, James Ridge, an APT veteran of 16 seasons, takes the stage in "Dickens in America," a play also written by DeVita that purports to show what Charles Dickens' last performance in America might have been in 1867 had not the famed author taken sick and, instead, spoken in Wisconsin.