Pen Players Announces 2017 “The Play’s the Thing”

Peninsula Players Theatre announces the 2017 season of The Play’s the Thing, a winter play reading series presented to Door County audiences. Fully cast readings of the plays will be held at Björklunden at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor, at 7 pm on the following Mondays, Feb. 6, March 6 and April 3. General seating is available, no admission fee.

“Peninsula Players is excited to bring arts programing to audiences in our traditional off-season,” said Brian Kelsey, managing director. “Past play readings included new works and other theatrical gems that delighted patrons who attended these community events. Artistic Director Greg Vinkler has once again lined up a great selection of plays for all to enjoy. Attendance at these readings has grown and we are very excited to perform before capacity crowds.”

Scheduled for Feb. 6 is a reading of Population 485 by Michael Perry, a New York Times bestselling author and a native of New Auburn, Wis. Salvage by Joseph Zettelmaier, a Michigan-based playwright, will be presented March 6 and Miss Holmes by Chicago- based writer Christopher M. Walsh will be read April 3.

The reading of Population 485 is produced with support from and in coordination with Door County Reads and its exploration of Empire Falls by Richard Russo.

“We are delighted to once again partner with Door County Reads and bring Michael Perry’s memoir of rural, small-town Wisconsin life to audiences,” Kelsey said.

Peninsula Players Artistic Director Greg Vinkler is busy casting the readings. For more information about The Play’s the Thing, visit For a full listing of Door County Reads events, visit

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