When Men Live Together

American Folklore Theatre embarks on its fifth fall season in partnership with the Door Community Auditorium with the return of The Bachelors.

This follow-up to Guys On Ice, by Fred Alley and James Kaplan, celebrates the realm of bachelorhood through the lens of Stew and John, hapless bumblers in search of love in Madison, Wisconsin.

Hoping to capitalize on the success and popularity of Guys On Ice, Alley and Kaplan sorted through ideas for a follow-up to their hit ice fishing musical. The two were inspired by their time living as roommates in Berkeley, California and decided to explore the world of two more grown men confined to a small space.

“We spent the better part of a year talking about all the strange and funny things that go on when men live together,” stated composer and writer James Kaplan.

“When it came time to write the show, we did it in about sixty days.”

The Bachelors premiered at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre’s Stackner Cabaret in 2001 and hasn’t played in Door County since 2007.

AFT company members Doug Mancheski and Chad Luberger will play the roles of Stew and John, respectively. Joining these AFT veterans as Kate will be Corrie Beula-Kovacs.

The Bachelors features a performance schedule that is Packer game friendly. The show opens Aug. 29 and runs through Oct. 18. Tickets are $27 for adults and $13 for children 12 and under. The complete schedule can be viewed at or by calling 920.854.6117.