American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
Here's where you can catch a little APT this off-season.
Kelsey Brennan: This winter I will be in Children Theater of Madison's "A Christmas Carol" as Ghost of Christmas Present, directed by the one and only Jim Ridge. I'm also doing Motivational Leadership Training at Gundersen Health in La Crosse through the spring.
Nate Burger: I'm currently in rehearsals for Kate Hamill's new adaptation of "Mansfield Park" at Northlight Theatre in Skokie, IL, which runs Nov. 8th - Dec. 16th. After that closes, I'm going to hang out with my wife Laura Rook for a couple months in Sarasota, FL - where she'll be performing in "The Crucible" and "Noises Off" at Asolo Repertory Theatre - before starting rehearsals for Caryl Churchill's "A Number" at Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL, which starts performances in March and co-stars (long-time APT director) Bill Brown as my father.
David Daniel: I'll be playing Scrooge in CTM's "A Christmas Carol," and providing workshops to kids around the state as APT's Director of Education, as well as working on our "Poetry in Prisons" project.
Sarah Day: I will be staying in my hometown of Madison this winter. In December, I'll be performing in Four Seasons Theatre's production of "Souvenir" as Florence Foster Jenkins. APT's Costume Director, Scott Rött, will be designing the glorious costumes for the production. In January she will be appearing with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, along with Core Company members Nate Burger and Jonathan Smoots, in Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn--Symphony No. 4: Why Italy? In February, Sarah will be seen as Madame Armfeldt In Madison Opera's production of "A Little Night Music." And in March and April, she will be playing Babs in Forward Theater's production of Aaron Posner's "Life Sucks." Brian Mani is also a member of the cast.
Jim DeVita: I have a new play opening this November at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, called "Christmas in Babylon." It opens Nov. 21st. I am writing a new play for First Stage Milwaukee based on the life of Alexandra Flynn Scott, the founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. I am directing the play "Someone To Watch Over Me," by Frank McGuinness, for The Two Crows Theater Company.
Tim Gittings: I'm directing at Middleton High School again this winter. We're doing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" this year! I also recently completed a Repair Technician training at TREK that was great and kicked my butt. The VP of TREK heard about the APT bike program and got me a scholarship to take the training as a way of helping out! It was a TON of information and I feel like I can now do a lot more for the fleet (I just need to get my hands on more tools and figure out a heated winter place to work!). Other than that, I will be working on the house, as usual, and probably at The Shed in Spring Green.
Melisa Pereyra: I will spend most of my time in the Midwest this off season. First, come see me play in the Windy City! I will be the playing Hermia in "A Midsummer Nights Dream" at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Then, I’ll be back in the woods to participate in the Winter Words reading series; please join us here, too, and lend your ears to some intimate poetry to warm your hearts in the chill of the Wisconsin winter.Lastly, I hope you will join me as I head to Indianapolis to play Tracy Michelle Arnold’s daughter, Emmy, in "A Doll’s House P.2" at Indiana Repertory Theatre. Then next summer at APT...by the pricking of my thumbs...something wicked this way comes. I cannot wait for it, but first Hermia and Emmy! Thank you for being a patron of the arts and a supporter of live theatre. I am eternally grateful for your support. See you soon, I hope.
James Ridge: I’ll be directing "A Christmas Carol," adapted by Colleen Madden, for Children's Theater of Madison, with a great cast including David Daniel, Kelsey Brennan and Joshua Krause. Then I’ll be performing at Milwaukee Rep in their production of "Junk," running Jan 15- Feb 17.