Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Perry Memoir Coming to the Stage

Gigi Roelant

Michael Perry
Michael Perry

Over a decade ago, local New York Times-bestselling author Michael Perry wrote an unforgettable memoir of life and tragedy in a small Wisconsin town, and now, for the first time, it’s being adapted for the stage. Population: 485 promises to be an all-around local labor of love under the direction of Jake Lindgren and with original music by Sean Carey (of Bon Iver and S. Carey). The show will be produced at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua near Bayfield on Aug. 28 at 7:30pm, and tickets are already on sale. It’s not too late to meld your love of Wisconsin culture and theater by becoming part of the show. A casting call is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, at 7pm at the Grand Theatre, 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire. Just bring a contemporary monologue of either the dramatic or comedic variety that’s two minutes long or less. If you’re unable to attend the auditions or want more information, contact Lindgren at bigtalljake@gmail.com. And for tickets, go to www.bigtop.org/event/michael-perry-08282016.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.