“Panic” Playwright to Visit Door County for Final Players’ Fall Seminar

Gary Houston stars as Henry Lockwood, a film director known as the “Sultan of Suspense” in Peninsula Players’ current production of “Panic.”

Peninsula Players’ Saturday Seminar Series will conclude Saturday, Oct. 16 with Panic playwright Joseph Goodrich’s presentation on playwriting, mystery writing, and his Edgar Award-winning play, Panic. The seminar will be held from 2:30 – 4 pm in the Players’ rehearsal hall.


“I’m a long-time mystery fan,” said Goodrich. “I’ve been intrigued with the form for as long as I can remember…What I love about the mystery is what makes it so hard to do well: it has to thrill, to mystify…or it fails. The technical challenge attracts me. And crime in all its varieties is perfect for drama.”


On October 14, Goodrich will also be available to answer questions from those who attend the student matinee. This is the second year the Players is offering a morning matinee performance specifically for local area school students.


Goodrich and the cast of Panic will also hold a post-show discussion after the performance Saturday, Oct. 16.


Curtain times for Panic are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm, except for 4 pm Sunday matinee on Oct 17. Group and individual tickets are available. Individual ticket prices range from $29 to $36; there are no performances on Mondays.


The seminar program is free but requires advanced reservations, as space is limited. For more information and/or to reserve tickets call 920.868.3287 or visit