Rogue Theater is presenting a staged reading of Michael Perry’s Population 485 July 8-9, 7:30 pm, at SWY231 Gallery, 231 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.

Population 485 goes behind the scenes of a small-town fire department as a former town resident returns as a rookie. Through a series of fire and ambulance calls, the characters and audience experience history, humor and the goofball woes of a man they call the One-Eyed Beagle in a place where neighborliness is a necessity. Perry adapted the script; the music is by Sean Carey; and Stuart Champeau directs.

The reading is free, but donations are appreciated.

John Patrick Shanley wrote Rogue Theater’s other July production, Rogues’ Gallery, in response to the lockdown of the performing-arts world during the pandemic. This theatrical piece offers eight offbeat and suspenseful monologues delivered by characters who tell the audience about their loves, disappointments and transgressions, as well as the perturbing circumstances that life is tossing their way. The show contains adult language and content.

Rogues’ Gallery will be performed upstairs at the Door County Fire Company, 38 S. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, July 22-23, 7:30 pm, and July 24, 2 pm. Tickets are $15.

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