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By Audra Baakari Boyle / Monday, June 13, 2016 10:36 am
Peninsula Players Theatre 2016 Playbill
Katherine Duffy
Katherine Duffy

Chapatti (June 14 – July 3) A gentle and funny late-in-life romance by Christian O’Reilly. Unexpected sparks fly when Betty, the caregiver to an older woman and 19 cats, meets Dan and his dog Chapatti in a Dublin vet office. This rich and poignant story centers around two lonely animal lovers who rediscover, very unexpectedly, the need for caring and human companionship. Chapatti is about the bravery it takes to move forward no matter how unfamiliar and scary it may seem. A funny, touching and surprising play. Wisconsin première.

 

Agatha Christie – The Hollow (July 6 – July 24) A bustling weekend gathering at The Hollow, the country home of Sir Henry and Lady Angkatell, goes deathly awry. While guests dress for dinner and partake in pre-dinner cocktails, the handsome Dr. John Cristow finds himself surrounded by his mistress Henrietta, ex-mistress Veronica and wife Gerda. An explosive murder brings the festive weekend to a screeching halt. As the charming Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny hunt for the killer, Christie keeps audiences guessing and guessing. A brilliant murder mystery from the Queen of Crime.

 

The Full Monty (July 27- August 14) A lively, uplifting pop-rock musical - that takes it all off with Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek. This upbeat musical comedy has a very warm heart at the center of its raucous fun. How far would you go to provide for those you love? Six unemployed, misfit and discouraged Buffalo millworkers are low on prospects. Conquering fears and prejudices, these average Joes come up with a bold and unclothed way to earn some quick cash after seeing how enthusiastically their wives enjoy male strippers. You will root for these guys as they wind up for the most highly- anticipated closing number ever. Mature Content: Partial nudity, adult language.

 

Alabama Story (Aug. 17 – Sept. 4) A children’s book sparks a lively confrontation in 1959 Montgomery in this Midwest première by Kenneth Jones. Inspired by true events, Alabama Story centers on Emily Wheelock Reed, a fearless no-nonsense librarian who refuses to remove a children’s book from the state library, despite a campaign spearheaded by the disarming but vocal segregationist Senator E.W. Higgins. As they move quietly and with humor toward their inevitable confrontation, a parallel story of childhood friends, Joshua and Lily, a black man and white woman, reflects the personal and political tensions alive in Montgomery. 2014 Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. Best Original/New Work - Utah – BroadwayWorld.com

 

The 39 Steps (Sept. 7 – Oct. 16) A wildly comic thriller by Patrick Barlow. The 39 Steps is a rollicking and riotous spy adventure in which the entirety of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps, with more than 150 characters, is performed on stage by a cast of only four! Richard Hannay is launched on an engaging mystery to clear himself of a murder charge and save his King all while Scotland Yard doggedly pursues him. This intriguing and boisterous comedy is filled with dangerous femme fatales, dastardly villains, deadly assassins and lightning-fast costume changes. Winner of two Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award. 


Summer Curtain Times: June 14 –Sept. 3, Tues. – Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 7:30 p.m. Fall Curtain Times:  Sept.  7 – Oct. 15, Tues. – Sun. 7 p.m.  EXCEPT SUNDAYS    July 3, July 24, Aug. 14, Sept. 4. at 4 p.m. and Sundays Sept. 18, Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at 3 p.m.  


Ticket prices:  Non-Musicals Rows A-K (1-10) $43, Rows L-O (11-14) $40 and Rows P- S (15-18) $37, 

Musicals:  Rows A-K (1-10) $46, Rows L-O (11-14) $43 and Rows P- S (15-18) $40

 

Facts

  • Actors and stage management are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.
  • Peninsula Players is a non-profit theater with 501(c)3 status.
  • Voted Favorite Door County Theatre by the readers of Door County Magazine – three times!
Place:
4351 Peninsula Players Rd , Fish Creek, WI
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