Peninsula Players Theater Announces 2022 Season of The game is the thing, a series of winter play readings presented to Door County audiences.
Play readings will be performed at Bjorklunden at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor on Mondays February 7, March 7 and April 4 at 7:00 p.m. A virtual option will also be available for each reading. Pre-registration is required for these events and will be limited to an in-person capacity of 80 patrons; free entry.
Attendees will need to be fully vaccinated (including eligible boosters) and will be required to wear a mask at all times in Björklunden and throughout the show. Proof of vaccination, photo ID and tickets will be checked at the door by staff members. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call the theater’s winter box office on weekdays at (715) 718-0347.
A pre-recorded virtual audio version of the play’s playback will be available for those who wish to enjoy The Play’s the Thing at home. Please note that you must pre-register for the virtual audio playback by visiting www.onthestage.com/peninsula-players-theater. Space is limited.
“Peninsula Players Theater is thrilled to celebrate the return of arts programming to Door County audiences during our traditional off-season,” said General Manager Brian Kelsey. “We are keeping the health and safety of our company and community members at the forefront by requiring proof of vaccinations, mask-wearing and providing a virtual option for those who cannot or are unable to attend. comfortable showing up in person.”
“Kodachrome”, a tender and funny comedy by Adam Szymkowicz, is scheduled for Monday, February 7. Suzanne, the local photographer from a rural New England town, gives audiences a glimpse into the lives of her neighbors, one romance at a time. “Kodachrome” is produced with the support and in coordination with Door County Reads and its exploration of “Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time” and “Truck: A Love Story” by Michael Perry.
“With her camera, photographer Suzanne captures the stories of the small rural town of Colchester, Connecticut,” art director Linda Fortunato noted. “Through it we meet the people of the city and learn how connected so many of them are. This play and its bustling little town of characters reminds me of Michael Perry’s writing and how beautifully he guides the reader through the people, places, events and relationships of his small town. Although the characters and situations in ‘Kodachrome’ are unique and sometimes unexpected, I am moved by the reminder of how we are all connected through love, loss and the universal moments of life – big and small.
The Peninsula Players Theater began working with Door County Reads when the National Endowment for the Arts awarded the theater a Big Read grant for a play reading of “The Grapes of Wrath” and other programs in 2008. A full list events is available on www.doorcountyreads.org.
“We are thrilled that the collaboration with Door County Reads that began fifteen years ago remains fully embraced by the community,” Kelsey said. “Linda lines up theatrical gems and new works that will delight attendees. We are thrilled to once again partner with Door County Reads and bring ‘Kodachrome’ to the public.”
The Play’s the Thing program includes “A Rock Sails By”, by Sean Grennan on Monday April 4 and a title not yet announced for reading on Monday March 7
The Play’s the Thing is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as generous grants from Door County Medical Center, Friends of Door County Libraries , from the Shubert Foundation and Operating Fund of the Peninsula Players Theatre.
The Peninsula Players Theater is America’s oldest resident professional summer theater. The Play’s the Thing is part of Players’ ongoing winter lineup, presenting professional play readings to audiences. Learn more about the Peninsula Players Theater and its 2022 season at www.peninsulaplayers.com.