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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Issue #379 March 6, 2019

The Business of Satire

Menomonie Theater Guild takes on workplace comedy

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Timothy Mather

Follow the story of J. Pierrepont Finch as he faces the perils of being a company man in the Menomonie Theater Guild’s performance of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying this weekend ...

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Issue #374 December 26, 2018

Cackling for Canines

hometown star Harmston headlines benefit show

Breana Good

The Dunn County Humane Society will host “Guffaws for Paws,” an 18+ comedy night on Saturday, Dec. 29. The show will be at the Off Broadway Banquet Center in Menomonie, a space that the Stout Ale House donated for the event. DCHS is a non-profit, no-kill facility that relies on the generosity ...

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

No Holiday Cheer? Improvise!

“Eat This!” show combines storytelling, improv to create holiday hilarity

Catey Leonardson

The holiday season invites all sorts of memories into our minds: the good, the bad, and the awkward. Local storytellers and improv performers will poke fun at this tumultuous yet festive time of year on Thursday, Nov. 29 ...

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

Holiday Triple Play

December offers three chances for Christmas spirit on stage

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Get the holiday hype up by attending some community theater productions of Christmas classics and new holiday favorites. The Menomonie Theater Guild, Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, and Eau Claire Children’s Theatre are each producing wintry plays for families and children to enjoy ...

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Issue #371 November 14, 2018

Cinderella With a Spin

ECCT’s first Pablo show is holiday-themed Cinderella

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ladies and gentlemen, be prepared for a magical holiday experience – the first of its kind to debut at the Pablo Center at the Confluence – as the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre puts on a special production of Cinderella Nov. 16-18.

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

The First Rule of Fright Club ...

wrestling + comedy = Halloweekend madness

Broc Seigneurie

At first glance, the worlds of stand-up comedy and professional wrestling may not appear to have much in common. Comedy gives the audience sharp wit and observation, while wrestling is built on theatrics and physical skill. But what both art forms do offer is unfettered entertainment ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Return to Laramie

UWEC stages documentary-style play about Matthew Shephard’s murder

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Matthew Shephard has been a martyr for almost as long as he was a living person. Shephard, a 21-year-old college student, was viciously beaten, robbed, and left to die tied to a fence outside Laramie ...

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