AFT Presents the Equinox Concert and a Staged Reading

Tickets are on sale for the return of American Folklore Theatre’s (AFT) popular Equinox Concert and a staged reading of a new musical by Laurie Flanigan-Hegge.

“This year’s [Equinox Concert] is entitled, Autumn Makes Me Sing, and features twelve AFT company members as they weave a unique tapestry of song and poetry,” explained Music Director Colin Welford.

AFT was given permission to hold this event in Bjِrklunden’s Great Room. Guests will be seated in lamplight and ‘in the round.’ At the end of the evening, audience members are invited to mingle and enjoy refreshments. 

Autumn Makes Me Sing will be held Oct. 1 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $35.

AFT also offers a rare glimpse at a new musical in a staged reading of Twenty Days to Find a Wife by Laurie Flanigan-Hegge and Marya Hart.

Flanigan-Hegge is co-author of Loose Lips Sink Ships, which premiered at AFT in 2001. While working in Door County, Flanigan-Hegge came upon the story of David Corbin, the first lighthouse keeper of the Pottawatomie Light on Rock Island. Keeper Corbin was ordered off his desolate island by the district inspector for the lighthouse service, who granted him leave on the condition that he find himself a wife.

Twenty Days to Find a Wife tells the fictional story of Corbin’s search for love,” explains Flanigan-Hegge.

This staged reading takes place Oct. 8 at 7:30 pm at the Ephraim Village Hall. Tickets are $25.

To purchase tickets call 920.854.6117 or stop by the AFT box office at the Green Gables Shops in North Ephraim.