Peninsula Players Announces 2024 Play-Reading Series

Peninsula Players Theatre’s 2024 winter play-reading series, “The Play’s The Thing,” will take place on Feb. 5, March 4 and April 1.

The series kicks off with The Nature Plays by Patrick Gabridge. The performance is made up of several short plays, designed by Cabridge to coincide with a walk through Boston’s Mount Auburn Cemetery, a designated National Historic Landmark and arboretum features winding paths, picturesque landscapes and art sculptures. 

The Nature Plays will be performed in coordination with Door County Reads’ exploration of Braiding Sweetgrass For Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, a book by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Next up is 4,000 Days by Peter Quilter. The play follows Michael, a man who has been in a coma for three weeks. His mother and his partner, who have been watching over him, are united in their grief as well as their strong dislike for one another when Michael wakes up.

The series concludes with Last Train to Nibroc, a touching period romance by Arlene Hutton. May and Ralleigh meet in 1940 on an eastbound train, and the play follows the couple over time as they search for happiness. 

“We are thrilled that the Door County community has embraced this winter play reading series for over 15 years,” said managing director Brian Kelsey. “We know that many patrons look forward to joining us in person to see what gems artistic director Linda Fortunato has in store for our audiences.”

There is no admission fee for the 7 pm play readings, but donations are welcome. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. 

The series will take place at Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Ln. in Baileys Harbor.

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