‘Apparitions’ Draws Record Crowd

Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of Kristine Thatcher’s Apparitions on Feb. 4 to a capacity crowd at Björklunden. Peninsula Players commissioned Thatcher in the mid-1990s to write a play using Door County’s history and unique character as its major influence.

Apparitions was performed as part of The Play’s the Thing, a winter series of play readings organized by Peninsula Players with support from, and in coordination with, Door County Reads. The play reading set an attendance record for The Play’s the Thing.

“It was very exhilarating to see so many members of the community who braved the weather to join us,” said Brian Kelsey, Peninsula Players’ managing director. “Tonight’s audience of more than 160 is the largest we’ve hosted.”

Peninsula Players veteran performers Cassandra Bissell, Neil Brookshire, Barbara Simpson Fuhrmann, Noah Simon, Mark Moede and  Larry “Thor” Thoreson participated in the play reading, along with newcomers Sam Hubbard, David Stobbe and Matthew C. Yee. Greg Vinkler directed the cast.

The 2019 The Play’s the Thing series also includes Tales of Men and Ghosts on March 4 and Love, the Cracksman on April 1. Both will begin at 7 pm at Björklunden, where seating is limited.

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