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March 20, 2013

Film About Public Defenders at WI Film Festival

The Wisconsin Film Festival will be showing Gideon's Army, a documentary about the daily work lives of three present day public defenders, at the Marquee Theater in Union South on Thursday April 11 at 9:00p. Tickets are on sale now, $8.00 for the general public or $5.00 with a student ID.

Hat tip to my colleague, Lisa Pfaff.

November 19, 2007

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Takes on a Legal Theme with "Trying"

Check out JS Online for a review of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre production, Trying, "about a crusty and cranky old lawyer butting heads with a determined secretary from the Canadian prairies."

From the MCT Web site:

Georgetown, November 1967. Cantankerous Judge Francis Biddle, once Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Attorney General, must hire yet another new secretary or risk leaving his life's work unfinished. Enter Sarah Schorr, a Saskatchewan prairie girl who endures his ornery, elitist behavior to help the judge complete his remarkable memoirs.

TRYING is an endearing tale about two wary individuals overcoming generational and class differences in their tumultuous journey toward friendship - a heartwarming story for the holidays.

Trying runs November 15th through December 16th at the Studio Theatre. Tickets are available online.