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- $25 for one ticket to see The History of Invulnerability (up to $60 value)
- When: select dates, April 8–27
- Where: Milwaukee Repertory Theater
- Seating: orchestra section
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Recommended for ages 16 and up due to mature themes and brief, modest nudity.
The History of Invulnerability
Most people know the story of Superman: he's the sole survivor of Planet Krypton who grew up to become Earth's guardian, thwarting villains and using phone booths everywhere as his own personal dressing rooms. But few know the story of the man behind Superman. David Bar Katz's acclaimed biographical play, The History of Invulnerability, tells of Jerry Siegel, who along with illustrator Joe Shuster, created the Man of Steel. In the early 1930s, Siegel, a Jewish American writer living in Cleveland, watched in horror as Hitler began his rise to power. So he imagined a hero capable of defeating such evil—but his invulnerable creation only illuminated his own vulnerabilities.
Against backdrops that echo Golden Age comic-book panels, The History of Invulnerability pits real heroes against real villains in an emotional journey for theater lovers and comic-book fans alike. As Cincinnati CityBeat's Rick Pender raves, "Katz has x-ray vision to see into the human soul, and his powerful play should be required viewing."
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
For well over half a century, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater has been a home to artists. First founded as the Fred Miller Theatre, the venue initially drew audiences with Broadway hits and familiar faces. But the company's ambitions soon grew, and it met the '60s head-on by establishing resident actors, making a commitment to staging groundbreaking performances, and expressing a willingness to give bell-bottoms a try. In the decades since, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater has continued to produce seasons of world-premiere works and beloved classics in the Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Every year the staggering scope of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater spans 11 plays—and more than 600 performances. Since first raising its curtain in 1954 as the Fred Miller Theatre, each season has been packed to the brim with both classic and contemporary favorites from Broadway and beyond. The 2014–15 season, for instance, opened with the musical satire The Doyle & Debbie Show, featured The Color Purple in autumn, and lit up the holiday season with A Christmas Carol. As if this weren't a packed enough calendar, the Rep also hosts regular cultural events, offers classes for grownups and young adults, and manages to remember the birthday of every single person in Milwaukee.