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07.02.2014 | | Posted at 12:45 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Peninsula Players cleverly pairs its venue with a sharp script next week as it stages an adaptation of Agatha Christies’ And Then There Were None. The original novel is considered to be one of Christie’s greatest works. Ten people go to a distant resort. They’re all there for different reasons. Gradually they get killed off one by one.Door County is far from being the lonely resort that ...
08.31.2012 | | Posted at 06:55 AM

And once again--Vince Lombardi by way of Eric Simonson

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Eric Simonson's drama Lobardi has been produced and staged in various formats in Wisconsin over the past couple of years. There was a Next Act Theatre production starring my personal favorite Lombardi thus far--David Cecsarini . . . there was a Milwaukee Rep production of an updated completely different version of the script starring Lee Ernst. There was even a staged reading of the play in Gr...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
The seventh annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival unleashes itself upon the city this week with a popular mixture of stand-up, improv and sketch comedy. This year, hosts Matt Kemple and Patrick Schmitz are bringing the fest to Next Act Theatre...
07.23.2012 | | Posted at 05:50 AM

See a show and something more in Door County

By Russ Bickerstaff
    A trip up to Door County can be a very, beautiful things. It is particularly beautiful with a working GPS . . . take the wrong turn and you're suddenly off in some beautiful field somewhere that pretty much looks like everywhere else inland on the Peninsula. It's kind of easy for an outsider to get lost . . . but a trip up to Door County could potentially get quite repetitious after the fir...
06.22.2012 | | Posted at 08:19 AM

The Rep's Lee Ernst Appearing in a couple with the Peninsula Players this year

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Several summers  ago, my wife and I saw The Milwaukee Rep's Lee Ernst at the Shed in Spring Green Wisconsin. Thought about saying hello, but I didn't know what else I'd say. This particular summer finds Ernst quite a bit further north then Spring Green as he will be appearing in a couple of shows with the Peninsula Players.    June 12th - 24th, Ernst is appearing in Opus, a comedy by Michae...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Fish Creek's venerable Peninsula Players continues its 77th season with Larry Shue's classic comedy The Nerd. The story of an insufferably annoying man made its world debut in Milwaukee in April 1981. It has since been staged all over the country. The story concerns itself with an...
09.02.2011 | | Posted at 07:58 AM

Peninsula Players present the Wisconsin Premiere of the acclaimed drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s the simplest ideas that end up seeming the most brilliantly allegorical. Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage is a particularly brilliant bit of allegorical comedy. Here we have two calm, rational pairs of parents meeting for a discussion about how one child had hurt the other in a public park. Naturally, parents being parents, things end up deterioirating over the course of the meeting. And b...
07.03.2011 | | Posted at 04:25 PM

Peninsula Players presents Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPRTNCE OF BEING EARNEST

By Russ Bickerstaff
  There are any number of reasons why a theatre company’s Artistic Director would elect to put a given show on said company’s schedule. There are commercial concerns, personal artistic desires and so on. Maybe it’s a popular farce that would fit quite well into an outdoor summer theatre, for example. Or maybe it would offer an Artistic Director like Greg Vinkler the opportunity to play a l...
06.17.2011 | | Posted at 10:19 PM

America’s Oldest Proffessional Resident Summer Theatre hosts another series of discussions.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The venerable Peninsula Players have more to offer than quality theatre in a comfortable space. The theatre beautifully integrates the wooded landscape of Fish Creek, Wisconsin with a well-designed space. In operation since 1935, the summer theatre in Door County just recently opened the latest in a long line of seasons with Making God Laugh—a new comedy by Sean Grennan.   Every summer, t...
06.22.2010 | | Posted at 05:26 PM

Fish Creek Theatre Company Celebrates of a Century This Summer

By Russ Bickerstaff
It�s kind of weird to try to put The Peninsula Players� 75 years into perspective. When the venerable outdoor theatre in Door County started, it was some 38 years prior to Milwaukee theatre legend James Pickering�s first job as a professional actor. It was 1935. The Pabst Theatre was only 40 years old. The village of Fish Creek had only been a tourist community for about as many years when the P...