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2007-2008 Season Show Synopsis

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
Director: Renee Kujawski
Oct. 4-7 & 11-14, 2007 at Sturgeon Bay High School
Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 PM & Sun. at 2:00 PM

This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso' agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso's date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark haired singer time warped in from a later era.

"Highly credible and ... very funny. The subject matter is daring.... You get giggles in plenty [and] moments of enlightenment.... The introduction of the final, exquisitely selected visitor from the future is a master stroke." N.Y. Post

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play.




Working
Musical
by Studs Terkel, Stephen Schwartz & James Taylor
Director: Amy Shaw, Musical Director: Mary Hall
February 14-17 & 21-24, 2008 at Door Community Auditorium
Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 PM & Sun. at 2:00 PM

The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of “common” men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock.

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, “Working” paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman, the housewife, just to name a few. It’s a highly original look at the American landscape that’s simply impossible to forget.

"Immensely moving... terrfically original in concept... it's a glorious show that rethreads the fabric of American life and leaves you cheering."
- Daily News

"... more substance than the average musical... one of the best shows in town."
- Los Angeles Times

"Working" Sponsors

Alexanders
Baylake Bank
Blacksmith Inn On The Shore
Collin J. Dahl, Dahl Law Firm LTD
Great Lakes Yacht Services

The Landmark Resort
Main Street Market
Newport Resort
Shumway Construction
Staudenmaier Chiropractic
Wellness Center




The Cover of LIFE
by R.T. Robinson
Director: Ann K. Birnschein
May 15-18 & 22-25, 2008 at Ephraim Village Hall
Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 PM & Sun. at 2:00 PM

Tood, Weetsie and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover Life Magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career set back, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face to face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self worth.

"The kind of roles actresses dream of. Robinson's writing has a warm, rural flavor and [the] conflicts are laced with a poignant urgency." Variety

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