Lucky Plush Productions Dance Program preceded by La Folía (Film Screening)
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Lucky Plush Productions Dance Program preceded by La Folía (Film Screening)

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La Folía follows a young ballet dancer who refuses to relinquish her passion for dance just because she's told her body is the wrong shape. The twenty-four stories embody the joy, absurdity, sorrow, fury, and ecstasy she must confront within herself.

Lucky Plush Productions is a Chicago based dance-theatre ensemble recognized for its layered choreography, moving content, surprising humor, and socially relevant storytelling.

One House Over (Second Reading)
Jun
17
1:30 pm13:30

One House Over (Second Reading)

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Written by: Catherine Trieschmann

Directed by: Mark Clements

“Trieschmann…has the courage to ask tougher questions.”— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Trieschmann’s writing is taut and laced with irony….a big accomplished writer’s voice.”— The New York Times

Creative Process Conversations: Musical Adaptation
Jun
17
11:00 am11:00

Creative Process Conversations: Musical Adaptation

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James Valcq is the co-artistic director of Third Avenue Playhouse. The Spitfire Grill which he composed and adapted with Fred Alley from the movie, has played in more than 600 productions all over the world. He has adapted and created uniquely constructed operettas, musicals, and plays such as Maid to Marry, Madame Sherry, and (through June 4, 2017 at TAP) The Velvet Gentleman. 

Strongman's Ghost (First Reading)
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Strongman's Ghost (First Reading)

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Written by: Jeffery Hatcher

Directed by: Eric Simonson

Join us for this staged reading that provides a perceptive and relevant narrative into the world of mishandled power.

One House Over (First Reading)
Jun
15
7:30 pm19:30

One House Over (First Reading)

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Written by: Catherine Trieschmann

Directed by: Mark Clements

“Trieschmann…has the courage to ask tougher questions.”— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Trieschmann’s writing is taut and laced with irony….a big accomplished writer’s voice.”— The New York Times

Creative Process Conversations: Original Music Development
Jun
15
11:00 am11:00

Creative Process Conversations: Original Music Development

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Explore original music development with Doc Heide and Molly Rhode of Northern Sky Theatre. Doc Heide is a co-founder, artistic advisor, playwright, and performer with Northern Sky and manages the development process for new works. The two will discuss Northern Sky's new musical development process.

Creative Process Conversations: Sculpture and Collaboration
Jun
14
4:00 pm16:00

Creative Process Conversations: Sculpture and Collaboration

Angela collaborated as a mosaic artist with renowned regional artist, Dave Riemer, on the kinetic sculptures displayed outside of Bjorklunden as part of the Door Kinetic Arts Festival. The flowering gardens of Angela Lensch Gallery now feature over a dozen different styles and sizes of Dave’s amazing kinetic sculptures. From polished copper to green patina and “Tornados” to “Starflares”

Creative Process Conversations: Stage Combat Demonstration
Jun
14
11:00 am11:00

Creative Process Conversations: Stage Combat Demonstration

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Joe Foust has been a company member with Peninsula Players for more than 15 seasons as an actor, director, playwright, and fight choreographer. His credits include Goodman and Steppenwolf Theatres, and "Parks and Recreation." He is certified in several fight classifications.