Greg Vinkler Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Pen Players

Greg Vinkler was honored for his 25 years of service to Peninsula Players Theatre at a recent Players major donor event. Photo by Michael Trudeau.

The board of directors and fellow company members of Peninsula Players Theatre honored its artistic director Greg Vinkler recently at a major donor event on his 25th anniversary season of association with the Door County theater.

Board president Julia Chomeau presented Vinkler with a commemorative plate created by Jeanne and David Aurelius of Clay Bay Pottery to honor the special occasion. Tim Monsion, fellow actor and Peninsula Players company member, spoke on Vinkler’s accomplishments.

“His contributions at the Players started 25 years ago, nearly one-third of the Players existence,” Monsion said. “That is as long as our founder Caroline Fisher spent here. His time and dedication and love for the Players is not matched by any of us. And his humble nature allows no personal boasts or brags. So it is our job tonight to do it for him.”

Vinkler began his association with the Players in 1988 when then Artistic Director Robert Thompson cast him in Doubles. Thompson and Vinkler shared the stage in many other Players’ productions. Vinkler was named artistic director in 1993.

Vinkler currently plays Felix in Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot.

Peninsula Players performs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7:30 pm, with a 4 pm matinee on Sept. 1. Discount tickets are available for groups of 15 or more. Individual tickets are also available. Tickets range from $34 to $40. For tickets, call 920.868.3287 or visit