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Select Mondays at 7:00 pm | $20.00

Winter Words is a public play-reading series in the Touchstone Theatre offered on select Mondays, January through March. Join APT artists as they explore these new-to-APT plays, some of which may someday make their way to our stages. 

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2018 Winter Words lineup

January 29, 2018
Beau Brummel
By Clyde Fitch
Directed by James Ridge

Based on the life of George Bryan "Beau" Brummell, who took the London social scene by storm when he befriended the prince regent George IV. Beau carries a superficial charm to all his relationships - romantic and otherwise. But his casual charisma masks something deeper; some of it vapid, some generous and some maybe not so much. A whirlwind of wit, romance and meticulous fashion that pays tribute to the man who inspired dandyism.

Beau Brummel is currently sold out. Tickets may become available due to cancellations, 
please check the website for updates closer to the performance date. 

February 12
The River Bride
By Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Robert Ramirez

Helena's feelings about her sister Belmira's wedding to Duerte are complicated, much like her relationships with both her sister and her fiancé. But Helena's thoughts are redirected when her father literally fishes a mysterious man out of the Amazonian river, sending everyone's plans into upheaval in this riveting fable about the complexities of love.

February 26
The Penelopiad
By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Ameenah Kaplan

The Odyssey from the viewpoint of Odysseus' wife. The lady in question, Penelope, reflects on her husband's exploits, as well as her own personal relationships and her time in Hades. Meanwhile a Chorus of 12 maids chimes in with their own take on events. A moving and darkly funny commentary on war and the women left behind. 
(Contains adult themes).

The Penelopiad is currently sold out. Tickets may become available due to cancellations, 
please check the website for updates closer to the performance date. 

March 19
Knives in Hens
By David Harrower
Directed by Brenda DeVita

A young woman tied to a man in a hardscrabble life. Until she's struck by a metaphor - or maybe the idea of metaphor - which sends her on a path to self-discovery. This path takes some turns, some beautiful and some ominous. But it's her increasing fascination with words that gives her power over her own story. A vital exploration of language, and its ability to release us from our tethers. (Contains adult themes).

Knives in Hens is currently sold out. Tickets may become available due to cancellations, 
please check the website for updates closer to the performance date. 

WINTER WORDS POLICIES AND INFORMATION

TICKET POLICY: All sales are final and tickets are not refundable. Due to the limited performance schedule, tickets for Winter Words are NOT exchangeable. Unused tickets may be returned as a tax-deductible donation up to 1 hour before show time by calling the Box Office. Please have your tickets or order confirmation number available when you call. 

ACCESSIBILITY: The shuttle will NOT be operating for the Winter Words performances. Please call 608-588-7401 and ask for the Box Office to arrange for accessible seating or parking closer to the theatre if needed. Assisted listening devices will be available from the house staff if you’d like to use one. 

WEATHER POLICY: In the event of winter weather, every effort will be made to complete the performance as scheduled. If you are unable to make it to a performance due to weather, please contact the box office in advance. 

CHILDREN and PETS: Children under six, including infants, are not allowed in the theater as a courtesy to your fellow patrons and the actors. Pets are not allowed in the theaters or on APT grounds.

For questions or assistance, please call 608-588-7401 and ask for the Box Office. Please note, tickets are not available by phone. A handling fee will be applied to each order.