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This week, Christian looks back at four underrated shows from the 2013 theater season.

Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier

By Nicholas Connors and Quinn Elmer

Directed by Amanda Connors

Come check out InterMission Theatre's World Premiere production!

'Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier' is a new full scale, 2-act musical that parodies classic science fiction. With a wholly original plot and story, this hilarious musical follows the bumbling Captain David Drake and his crew aboard the U.S.S. Derivative as they try to save the galaxy from one of its greatest threats. The musical features original music and lyrics by UW-Madison student Nicholas Connors as well as a script co-written by fellow undergraduate Quinn Elmer and Connors.

Produced by InterMission Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Wisconsin Wrights (Coyote Moon)

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Are We Delicious? The Play?

By Lee Waldhart, Scott Stanley, Matt Sloan, Christian Neuhaus, Kelly Maxwell, Jenny Maahs, Odari Kimani, Erin Baal

Directed by Tony Trout, William Bolz

Are We Delicious? is bold, fresh, fast-paced fun.

We take 8 organically grown scripts and 8 free-range performers, add freshly squeezed adrenaline, put in a pressure cooker for one week and see what we get.

Care for a taste?

July 2013 ensemble:
Lee Waldhart, Scott Stanley, Matt Sloan, Christian Neuhaus, Kelly Maxwell, Jenny Maahs, Odari Kimani, Erin Baal

Produced by Are We Delicious? at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Company

By Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Tmothy S. Riley

The Stoughton Village Players is pleased to announce audition and production dates for our fall musical, "Company.” Stephen Sondheim's brilliant groundbreaking study of love, friendship, marriage, isolation and commitment offers excellent singing/acting roles for 14 performers, 8 women and 6 men, approximate age range mid twenties to mid forties.

This is a musical comedy performer’s dream show that is not often produced. We welcome all who are interested to audition and look forward to seeing you in September.

Produced by Stoughton Village Players at Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E Main St, Stoughton

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Playwrights Ink

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Playwrights Ink is a non-profit association of theater artists dedicated to the development of playwrights and their work. Our members include area playwrights, actors, directors, and theater enthusiasts. We use a reading and critique process beginning with informal readings during our monthly meetings. We have on occasion taken the further step of presenting public staged readings, following which we encourage audience feedback. We are not a production company. We usually meet on the third Monday of every month at the Lowell Center.


Past Productions

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The Eight - Reindeer Monologues

By Jeff Goode

A dark, dark Christmas comedy. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment.
As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself.

With each deer's confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer. ...and murkier and murkier.

Produced by know better productions at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: December 13-21, 2013

Performance Times: December 13 and 20 at 11pm and December 14 and 21 at 5pm

Ticket Prices: Individual tickets - $10 reservation deals - 2 tickets/$15 and 4 tickets/$25

Call 608-332-3763 for reservations or more information.

Credit card purchases available with Brown Paper Tickets or by making a donation on our Indiegogo Campaign.

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The Pain And The Itch

By Bruce Norris

Directed by George Gonzalez

During a holiday gathering with Clay and Kelly's extended family, their daughter’s nasty genital itch serves as a catalyst to reveal uncomfortable truths, including fraternal hatred, infidelity, a failed marriage, and venereal disease. As the story is narrated to their visitor, his relationship to the events become clear – as does the emptiness of the families supposed benevolence and sensitivity.

Did we mention it’s a comedy?!

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: December 6-21, 2013

Performance Times: Friday December 6th 8:00 PM
Saturday December 7th 8:00 PM
Thursday December 12th 7:30 PM
Friday December 13th 8:00 PM
Saturday December 14th 4:00 PM
Saturday December 14th 8:00 PM
Thursday December 19th 7:30 PM
Friday December 20th 8:00 PM
Saturday December 21st 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $20 general; $15 seniors, students & Strollers Theatre members; also group rates

Call 608-661-9696 for ticket purchase or more information. You may also purchase tickets online at www.Bartelltheatre.org.

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Cassandra's Gift

By Jan Levine Thal

Directed by Jan Levine Thal

Dystopian comedy-drama. A hundred years from now, unforeseen consequences of social policy cause population growth that forces ordinary people into cramped apartments full of strangers. A band of brave scientists and artists battle dwindling resources to cure a virus that could wipe out the planet. And yet there are laughs. Features an original song by award-winning composer Michael A. Levine, who wrote the Kit-Kat song.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: December 5-21, 2013

Performance Times: Note that because of the holidays, the schedule is different from BST's usual. THREE WEEKENDS ONLY, including TWO MATINEES

Friday, December 6, 8pm
Saturday, December 7, 8pm
Sunday, December 8, 3pm MATINEE
Thursday, December 12, 8pm
Friday, December 13, 8pm
Saturday, December 14, 8pm
Sunday, December 15, 3pm MATINEE
Thursday, December 19, 8pm
Friday, December 20, 8pm
Saturday, December 21, 8pm

Ticket Prices: $11.00

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

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Atlas Improv Presents: The Cut

On Saturday, October 19, for the sixth time in the history of the world, Atlas Improv Co.'s one-of-a-kind reality show returned to Madison.

Over six weeks, eight amateur improvisers face off to become Atlas Improv Co.'s newest full-time member. Each week these competitors will be challenged to perform unknown tasks in front of the audience and our unforgiving panel of judges. They will invent new games in front of the audience's very eyes, play games they've never seen played, and plead for mercy from friend and foe. Each week, audience and panel alike will vote to send one of them home.

Be an audience member at The Cut and cast your vote for who you believe should be the next member of Atlas Improv Co. 

But mark your calendars now, this show WILL SELL OUT. 

Reservations will not be accepted for The Cut. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 608-259-9999 or bought the day of the show at 609 E. Washington when the box office opens at 7pm. All credit card purchases made over the phone will include a $2 service fee.

Be a part of Atlas Improv Co. history this October. Find out who will succeed, who will fail, and who will survive The Cut.

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Love's Labour's Lost

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jeanne Leep

Romantic, smart, fun and festive LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST is Shakespeare’s Rom-Com: a celebration of true love and a coming of age tale.
The young king of Navarre and his best guy friends decide to study, fast and swear off the joys of women, UNTIL four cute, clever girls from France show up, forcing the men to reconsider that choice!

Produced by Edgewood College Theatre at The Black Box Theatre, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, The Stream

Performances: November 15-23, 2013

Performance Times: 
Friday, Nov 15—7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 16—7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov 21—7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov 22—7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 23—2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $12 general admission, $7 students/seniors

Call 608-663-6710 for reservations or more information.



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The Sweet Lowdown

By Matt DeFour and Mary Fairweather Dexter

Directed by John Siewert and Donald Dexter

The Sweet Lowdown consists of two one-act plays: Two Diabetics and The Sweet Lowdown. The first tells the story of a Type 1 and a Type 2. The second uses music, dance and comedy to explain the science and dispel the myths, going beyond Type 1 and 2 to explain the other kinds of diabetes. The Sweet Lowdown is funded in part by a grant from Diabetes Hands Foundation Seeds.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: October 25 - November 16, 2013

Performance Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm

Ticket Prices: $11

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Dairymen The Moo-sical

By Melanie Wiltsie & Brenda Strack

Directed by Michael Bruno

A brand new musical comedy making it's Dane County premiere! In association with Train Wreck Productions.

Produced by WhoopDeDoo Productions at Stoughton High School, 381 E Main Street Stoughton, Wisconsin

Performances: October 31 - November 3, 2013

Performance Times: Thursday Oct. 31st 7:30pm. Friday November 1st 7:30pm. Saturday Nov. 2nd 2 & 7:30pm Sunday November 3rd 2pm

Ticket Prices: $20

Call 715-570-1157 for reservations or more information.

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The Woman in Black

By Stephen Mallatratt

Directed by Steve Noll

In conjunction with OUT!Cast A Gothic horror play.

The book follows the story of Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, as he journeys to the small market town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, Mrs Alice Drablow. At the funeral, he sees a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard.

Bemused by the villagers' reluctance to speak of the woman in black, Arthur goes to Eel Marsh House, Mrs. Drablow's former abode, an old building in the middle of a marsh, cut off at high tide. Sorting through Mrs Drablow's papers, he finds a box of letters, and ultimately discovers the dreadful secret of the Woman in Black – to his own terrible cost.

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: October 18 - November 2, 2013

Performance Times: 
Friday October 18th 8:00 PM
Saturday October 19th 8:00 PM
Thursday October 24th 7:30 PM
Friday October 25th 8:00 PM
Saturday October 26th 4:00 PM
Saturday October 26th 8:00 PM
Thursday October 31st 7:30 PM
Friday November 1st 8:00 PM
Saturday November 2nd 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $20; $15 seniors, students & Strollers Theatre members; group rates

Call 608-661-9696 x 2 for reservations or more information.

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Crimes of the Heart

By Beth Henley

Directed by Suzan Kurry

The three MaGrath sisters (Lenny, Meg and Babe) have reunited in the kitchen at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive husband.

This tragicomedy centers around the memories and tribulations of the MaGrath sisters along with their cousin, the judgmental Chick, Meg's former boyfriend, Doc Porter and Babe's attorney, Barnette.

The Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre (Krass) produces work written and directed by women. www.madwomanstage.org

Produced by Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: October 11-19, 2013

Performance Times: October 11, 12 at 8:00 pm, October 13 at 2:00 pm, October 16, 17, 18, 19 at 8:00 pm.

Ticket Prices: $20. Pay What You Can Special on Wednesday, October 16

Call TBA for reservations or more information.

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Cassandra's Gift

By Jan Levine Thal

Directed by Jan Levine Thal

Dystopian comedy-drama. A hundred years from now, unforeseen consequences of social policy cause population growth that forces ordinary people into cramped apartments full of strangers. A band of brave scientists and artists battle dwindling resources to cure a virus that could wipe out the planet. And yet there are laughs. Features an original song by award-winning composer Michael A. Levine, who wrote the Kit-Kat song.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: November 29 - December 21, 2013

Performance Times: Note that because of the holidays, the schedule is different from BST's usual. THREE WEEKENDS ONLY, including TWO MATINEES

Friday, December 5, 8pm
Saturday, December 6, 8pm
Sunday, December 7, 3pm MATINEE
Thursday, December 12, 8pm
Friday, December 13, 8pm
Saturday, December 14, 8pm
Sunday, December 15, 3pm MATINEE
Thursday, December 19, 8pm
Friday, December 20, 8pm
Saturday, December 21, 8pm

Ticket Prices: $11.00

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

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Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare, adapted by Peter Reynolds

Directed by Audrey Lauren Wax

. This is a gender-queer adaptation of the original.

The story focuses on a group of soldiers who return victorious and in the mood to celebrate in East Hollywood. It is at times a dark romantic comedy featuring deception, a feigned death, an especially despicable villain and two couples on different paths to romantic bliss.

Produced by StageQ at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: September 27 - October 12, 2013

Performance Times: Friday, September 27, 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 28, 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 3, 7:30 pm
Friday, October 4, 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 5, 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 pm
Thursday, October 10, 7:30 pm
Friday, October 11, 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 12, 8:00 pm

Ticket Prices: TBA

Visit www.bartelltheatre.org for reservations or more information.

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Triggered

By Callen Harty

Directed by Callen Harty

Auditions for Triggered, by Callen Harty
Auditions at Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center
August 5-7, 2013
Performances at Broom Street Theater
September 20-October 12, 2013
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From the day of jury selection for the George Zimmerman trial for killing Trayvon Martin until the day the verdict was handed down—about a month—61 people were killed in the city of Chicago. Seven of them were children under the age of 18. Every day there are murders in cities all over America and most of them don’t get noticed. But they impact those whose lives intersect because of the moment of violence.

Callen Harty’s new Broom Street Theater play, Triggered, examines the impact of a random killing on several characters—the mother of the victim, the father of the killer, and a young woman who happened to witness the shooting, among others. The play explores the culture of violence in our country and the paths to redemption.

Harty is a long-time community activist and peace advocate. A year ago he started the monthly Vigil to End Violence at the State Capitol. He is also a long-time Broom Street Theater fixture as the author of more than twenty plays and a veteran actor and director.

Performances of Triggered will run for four weekends from Thursday, September 20 through Saturday, October 12, 2013.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: September 20 - October 12, 2013

Performance Times: Performances Thu-Sat, Sept 20-Oct 12, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $11




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The Night of the Iguana

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Betty Diamond

In Tennessee Williams' powerful, tender drama, a defrocked Episcopal minister leads a busload of Baptist women on a tour of Mexico. At the end of his emotional rope, the Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon seeks refuge in a ramshackle resort, but instead encounters an explosive confrontation between his sexual passions and his spiritual calling.

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: September 20 - October 5, 2013

Performance Times: 
9/20 - 7:30
9/21 - 7:30
9/26 - 7:30
9/27 - 7:30
9/28 - 7:30
9/29 - 2:00
10/3 - 7:30
10/4 - 7:30
10/5 - 7:30

Ticket Prices: $20


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