Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of “A Trick of the Light,” a new comedy by Peter Moore, on Monday, March 5 to a capacity crowd. “A Trick of the Light” was produced as part of The Play’s the Thing, a winter series of play readings organized by Peninsula Players Theatre.
The play reading set an attendance record for The Play’s the Thing. “It is very uplifting to see so many members of the community enjoying these performances,” said Brian Kelsey, Peninsula Players managing director. “Tonight’s audience of 159 is the largest we’ve hosted for a play reading and we were thrilled they enjoyed the reading.”
Participating in the readings were Peninsula Players veteran performers Neil Brookshire (“The 39 Steps,”) Joe Foust (“Almost, Maine,) Noah Simon, (“Once a Ponzi Time,”) Karen Janes Woditsch (“Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime,”) and newcomer Haley Burgess. The cast was under the direction of Greg Vinkler, the Peninsula Players artistic director.
Minneapolis-based Playwright Peter Moore was unable to be at the performance, but Vinkler is communicating audience reactions with him as well as sharing feedback from the performers. Moore is still tweaking the play and this reading will help him fine-tune the comedy.
The Play’s the Thing is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, as well as generous grants from Door County Medical Center and Friends of Door County Libraries and operating funds from Peninsula Players Theatre.
Peninsula Players Theatre is America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre. The Play’s the Thing is part of the Players’ continuing winter outreach programming, presenting professional play readings for the public. Season and group tickets are now on sale for the 2018 season. Learn more about the Peninsula Players 2018 season at www.peninsulaplayers.com or phone 920-868-3287.