Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

The Long Wait

UWEC Theatre stages production of Waiting For Godot

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Beckett’s absurdist masterpiece Waiting For Godot will be coming to Riverside Theatre stage in the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. Presented by UWEC Theatre, Waiting For Godot is certain to keep ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Explosive Production

Menomonie High stages historic Wisconsin premiere of historic play

Tom Giffey

A new drama by a Texas playwright that recounts an important part of the Badger State’s World War II history will make its Wisconsin premiere in November at Menomonie High School ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Infinity, Revised

updated version of retired prof’s play staged in Twin Cities

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The historical characters included in Jack Bushnell’s one-act play, The Infinity Monologues – Stephen Hawking, Amelia Earhart, and Lawrence Oates – were all trailblazers of ...

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Issue #389 July 24, 2019

Ten Years of Play

Red Cedar Youth Stage celebrates with original musical

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“For these kids, it’s NOT just a stage!” That is the motto for the Red Cedar Youth Stage company in Menomonie. For the past 10 years, the company has offered area young people a chance to tap into their artistic ...

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Issue #389 July 24, 2019

Is There Intelligent Life out There?

YOLUS: Aliens on Artok hits Menomonie stage

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Timothy Mather

Since we first looked to the stars, folks around the globe have wondered if there’s life outside our own planet. Patrick Pesek-Herriges’ new musical, YOLUS: Aliens on Artok, grapples with the idea that life on another ...

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

Kick off Your Sunday Shoes

Footloose steps onto the Pablo Center stage

Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Bust out your dancing shoes and hold onto your hats because you have the chance to experience a delightful extravaganza the likes of which have not been seen in this area since Paul Bunyan created Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes ...

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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Hunting for Truth: Local playwrights interweave 10 tales about geocaching in new work

Kendra Lamer, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Who knew that hunting for treasure could lead to proposals and political discussions? Treasure Hunt, a comedic play made up of 10 intertwining stories about geocaching, will premiere at the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s Grand Theatre on May 17 at 7:30 pm. Two more performances will follow, on May 18 at 7:30pm and May 19 at 1:30pm ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Big, Bad Woolf

MTG presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Rebecca Mennecke

You’ve probably heard the tale of the three little pigs and the big, bad wolf – but have you heard about the Menomonie Theater Guild performance of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ...

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