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Date of Birth: August 05, 1891
Date of Death: January 25, 1977 (85)

Birth Place: Eagle Grove, IA, USA
BWW Reviews: Sun's NO CHILD Simply Superlative at Next Act
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 5, 2015

A dynamic feminine duo illuminates Next Act Theatre this winter. The company's Midwest Premiere of Nilaja Sun's No Child transports the audience to the Bronx, New York under tjhe direction of Mary MacDonald Kerr and inspired by actor Marti Gobel. Inside the 'high risk' Malcolm X High School, teaching artist Sun attempts to resurrect her students' live and their futures.. Students 'who need a miracle a day,' she tries to encourage success by enciing them to produce and act in a historical play about convicts, Our Country's Good, all to be accomplished in a mere six weeks. (more...)

BWW Interview: MacDonald Kerr and Y York Examine the Bully in First Stage's CRASH
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 25, 2014

Bullying¾when did society become consumed by the bully and the resulting destructive tactics, especially with children and young adults? When will society be able to control or stop these behaviors? In a young adult novel that explores the dynamics to bullying, Milwaukee's First Stage dramatizes author Jeffrey Spinelli's young adult novel Crash on their Todd Wehr Theater stage this spring. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Next Act's Wonderful Cast Reprises WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE RADIO SHOW
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 18, 2013

??Milwaukee's very own Christmas story come to the stage courtesy of Mary MacDonald Kerr. Next Act Theatre presents the second edition of her adaptation of a holiday classic film in. It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Show. The reprise production features all the cast members from last year who positively glow on stage in this vintage story of George Bailey's tribute to the everyday working man that reminds the audience of Old Milwaukee's marketplace.. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) continues its 2013-2014 theatre season with the Milwaukee premiere of THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE by Keith Huff, September 18 - October 13, 2013. In addition to numerous plays, Keith Huff has written for the television series "House of Cards" and "Mad Men." This one-woman show features Milwaukee favorite Mary MacDonald Kerr who was last seen at MCT in THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL. The show is also a production collaboration with the UW-Milwaukee Theatre Department. UWM professor Jim Tasse will direct and the production team members are UWM faculty and students. THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Opens 2013-14 Season with THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) continues its 2013-2014 theatre season with the Milwaukee premiere of THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE by Keith Huff, today, September 18 - October 13, 2013. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Open 2013-14 Season with THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE, 9/18-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) continues its 2013-2014 theatre season with the Milwaukee premiere of THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE by Keith Huff, September 18 - October 13, 2013. In addition to numerous plays, Keith Huff has written for the television series 'House of Cards' and 'Mad Men.' This one-woman show features Milwaukee favorite Mary MacDonald Kerr who was last seen at MCT in THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL. The show is also a production collaboration with the UW-Milwaukee Theatre Department. UWM professor Jim Tasse will direct and the production team members are UWM faculty and students. THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Next Act Theatre Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE LIVE RADIO SHOW, 11/15-12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2012

From their South Water Street 'studios,' Next Act Theatre presents their own radio adaptation of the beloved Bedford Falls fable celebrating the best of the holiday spirit. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Live Radio Show runs November 15 - December 9, 2012 at Next Act's new home, 255 S. Water St. in Walker's Point. (more...)

Next Act Theatre Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE LIVE RADIO SHOW, Now thru 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

From their South Water Street 'studios,' Next Act Theatre presents their own radio adaptation of the beloved Bedford Falls fable celebrating the best of the holiday spirit. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Live Radio Show runs tonight, November 15 - December 9, 2012 at Next Act's new home, 255 S. Water St. in Walker's Point. (more...)

Next Act Theatre Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE LIVE RADIO SHOW, 11/15-12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2012

From their South Water Street 'studios,' Next Act Theatre presents their own radio adaptation of the beloved Bedford Falls fable celebrating the best of the holiday spirit. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Live Radio Show runs November 15 - December 9, 2012 at Next Act's new home, 255 S. Water St. in Walker's Point. (more...)

First Stage Opens Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 3/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2012

First Stage brings CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to life on stage March 2 - 31, 2012 at the Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee. (more...)

First Stage Opens Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 3/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2012

First Stage brings CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to life on stage March 2 - 31, 2012 at the Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee. (more...)

First Stage Opens Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 3/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2012

First Stage brings CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to life on stage March 2 - 31, 2012 at the Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee. (more...)

First Stage Presents THE HUNDRED DRESSES 3/25-4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

First Stage presents THE HUNDRED DRESSES, based on the award-winning children's novel by Eleanor Estes. (more...)

First Stage Presents THE HUNDRED DRESSES 3/25-4/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2011

First Stage presents THE HUNDRED DRESSES, based on the award-winning children's novel by Eleanor Estes. (more...)