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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...
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Life is just a glass of cherry wine

Wisconsin's Door County shares the same latitude with well-known wine regions in France and Italy, so it makes sense that much of our state's wine production takes place there. Unlike the European wine country, however, we experience a colder...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Art Preview

Summertime in the Door Peninsula couples magnificent sunsets with glorious art. On Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., more than 20 vendors present vintage craft at Sister Bay's Vintage Market at Viva La Cottage, named one of the nation's top small-venue markets by Flea Market...
07.08.2010 | | Posted at 04:23 PM

Door Shakespeare Opens Its 2010 Season This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
 Door Shakespeare is easily one of the most organic outdoor theatres in the state. The “stage” is actually a clearing in the woods in Bailey’s Harbor surrounded by folding chairs. Productions feature minimal set and costuming in favor of some really impressive acting . . . quite a few people in any Door Shakes cast are Equity—quite often from out of state. I’ve had some amazingly vis...
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...
08.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
STUFFY BACKGROUND CRITICISM The theatrical farce is a genre of comedy that goes back to antiquity. Bearing a very specific cadence, rhythm and style, the genre has been passed down through the ages like a joke that simply will NOT go away. Light comedy of sex, romance and deception doesn’t have the kind of stuffy cache relegated to “serious,” drama, but there IS a kind of reverence when on...
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Door Peninsula Winery

Along a stretch of Highway 42 just north of Sturgeon Bay, a fresh layer of snow covers the long, neat rows of grape vines owned by Door Peninsula Winery. In the spring, these particular vines will bear a red French-American hybrid grape that thrives in northeastern Wisconsin’s challenging climate...