Players Receive NEA Grant for The Big Read 2010

For the third consecutive year, Peninsula Players Theatre will partner with Door County Library to present The Big Read, thanks to a new $16,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) matching grant secured by the Door County professional theater company.

The Big Read Door County 2010 will explore and celebrate Willa Cather’s My Ántonia through a series of events and promotions from mid-January to mid-February, 2010.

“The Big Read highlights not only literature, but also what can be accomplished in partnership,” said NEA Acting Chairman Patrice Walker Powell. Partnerships have been a defining characteristic of the success of previous Door County Big Reads, bringing together the whole library system, arts organizations, schools, and community organizations on a scale not previously experienced. Dozens of events around the county with about 30 partners are planned. Details will be announced later in the year.

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest.

For more information about The Big Read visit