Milwaukee’s Boulevard Theatre: Small Things

Milwaukee’s Boulevard Theatre continues its 32nd season with Midwest premiere of acclaimed playwright Daniel MacIvor’s affecting comedy


(September 21 – October 8, 2017) at the  Plymouth Church.

Milwaukee’s Boulevard Theatre christens its 32nd season by staging the NATIONAL PREMIERE of acclaimed Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor’s tender, affecting 90-minute comedy SMALL THINGS.  Boulevard previously staged MacIvor’s charming comedy MARION BRIDGE in December, 2006 to great acclaim.  In SMALL THINGS, three women collide in a small Canadian town as they discover that it is just the small things that keep us from understanding and accepting each other.

THE PLOT:  A well-off, retired educator (“Patricia,” played by Christine Horgen) moves to a grand house in a small town and hires a local widow to serve as her housekeeper/companion (“Birdy,” played by Donna Lobacz).  Polar opposites in personality and circumstances, their uneasy relationship becomes strained when Patricia takes an interest in Birdy’s daughter (“Dell,” played by Nicole Gorski), even as her own health declines.  Dell is a single mother of two small boys, one of whom wants to be addressed as a girl (“Alice”).  SMALL THINGS is a delicate, delightful exploration of widowhood, parenting, and growing older.

Boulevard has won critical raves for its past productions in Plymouth Church’s second-floor Graham Chapel space, including Eugene Ionesco’s farce THE BALD SOPRANO and John Murrell’s drama TAKING SHAKESPEARE.  Graham Chapel’s cozy space enhances an intimate connection between performer and patron and limited seating fosters a sense of community for all participants.  For more information about Plymouth Church,visit

Tickets range from $10-$20 and are available online at (search for “Boulevard Theatre” or “SMALL THINGS”) or follow this link:  Tickets will also be sold on the day of performances, but only at the door (cash, only).  Discounted (obstructed) seating may be offered for any sold-out performances, but ONLY at the door.

Performance Dates/Times:   Opening night for SMALL THINGS is Thursday, 9/21 @8pm.  The remaining schedule is: Saturdays @ 8pm (9/23, 9/30, & 10/7) and Sundays @ 3pm (9/24, 10/1, & 10/8).   Seven shows performed over three weeks and there are no performances on Fridays.

Call Boulevard’s 24-hour voice mail at 414-744-5757 or visit the theatre’s website @ for further information on this artisan-crafted comedy.  Visit Boulevard ‘s social media, including, and/or for additional updates.

General tickets ($20) available online and at the door.  Student/Senior ($10) available ONLY at door and only with proper I.D.  There is an opening week special of “2 for $20” available at door only for 9/21, 9/23, and 9/24 (i.e., two tickets must be purchased).  Times, dates, & prices subject to change.  CASH only at the door and all sales FINAL.  No refunds.  LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTIONS valid only 9/21 through 9/30.  Performances held at Plymouth Church at 2717 East Hampshire(one block east of Downer Avenue & Hampshire).

PLEASE NOTE:   Boulevard Theatre is an all-volunteer nonprofit and our ability to maintain timely social media updates can be affected by funding challenges.  Your patience, support, and understanding is extremely valued. These are challenging times for small nonprofits and alternative arts groups are most especially affected.  Please consider supporting our mission through your generous support and/or volunteering.  Thank you.