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Theater M to Present “Cabin Fever” at Woodwalk

Theater M, part of the theatrical branch at Woodwalk Gallery, presents Cabin Fever: A comedy of menace, by playwright Joan Schenkar.

Cabin Fever, which will be performed as a staged reading, features three mean-spirited oldsters on a country porch, reciting horrifying and hysterically funny stories about local customs. Written in 1980, Cabin Fever has been performed around the country.

Schenkar has been called “America’s most original female contemporary playwright.” The recipient of more than 40 grants, fellowships, and awards (including seven National Endowment for the Arts grants), Schenkar has been reviewed in every major (and many minor) newspapers in the English-speaking theater world. Her published plays include one of the most widely-produced and studied plays in the history of theater written by women, Signs of Life: Six Comedies of Menace. This collection was published in 1998 and was a Wesleyan University Press bestseller. She has had more than 500 productions of her work on stage, radio and video.

Cabin Fever features Bill Bauernfeind, Donna Johnson, Renée Kujawski and Chris Weidenbacher, all veterans of Isadoora Theatre Company, TAPWorks, and most recently Rogue Theater. The production runs October 2 – 3 at 7 pm. There is no price for admission, but donations are gratefully accepted. Performances are in a barn, so dress for the weather. For more information, contact Bill Bauernfeind or Renée Kujawski at 920.743.9799.

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