This story of my choice is from the local newspaper of where I am from, Milwaukee, WI. It is a story that I heard about from one of my friend's who lives there, because this story is more or less directly related to them. They are a student at UWM and are in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, which is where this article comes into play.
The article talks about two recent graduates from the UWM Bachelor of Fine Arts program, who are currently involved in a show put on by the Youngblood Theatre Company in Milwaukee. The show is called 'Red Light Winter', and it had just ended its opening day ealier that day on Saturday the 23rd. The two men listed in the article were invloved in the show, and one of them was even a main character.
As I mentioned earlier, it was the opening day of the show, and to celebrate what was later reviewed as an excellent performance, some of the members of the cast head out to a house party. The night carried on with nothing out of the ordinary at first, that is until the room mate of the cast member whose house it was came home. The room mate, a 37-year-old man, didn't seem to mind to mind the company at first as he joined the group for a cigarette soon after he got home. However, a little later, he complained of noise and and started to get upset with the other tenant of the house.
After some arguing, the 37-year-old man is reported to have taken a kitchen knife and stabbed two of the guests, one in the abdomen and another also in the abdomen as well as cutting him on the chest and shoulder. Both were taken to the hospital and treated for their wounds, though the one who was cut was released after some light patching-up, whereas the other man was enlisted in critical condition.
The 37-year-old man was arrested, and the actor in the hospital remained there. The show was cancelled as a result of the incident, and all money raised on opening night was donated to his cause. The show also set up a fund in his name to try and raise more money for the youg actor. Like I said before, I heard about this from my friend because he was once in a show with the two actor's that were stabbed. He called me to tell me about it the day after it happened, and then once I saw it show up on my hometown paper's website, I knew this should be the first entry of my blog. This was news I knew about before any news outlet.