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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...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nestled in its little corner of Door County, Bjorklunden feels like a section of Baileys Harbor that is caught beyond time. There's a strange quality to the air that seems more authentic and less touristy than the rest of the Lower Peninsula...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Vacation time, especially over the July 4 holiday, presents an opportunity to travel. Only three hours away, the bustling Door County peninsula features art galleries, exhibitions and special events throughout the summer...
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...

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