Theater

Constructivists Will Present Dark Comedy

And APT presents an entertainment experience, ‘If These Trees Could Talk’.

By - Sep 17th, 2020 02:04 pm
The wooded path at Spring Green. Photo from American Players Theater.

The wooded path at Spring Green. Photo from American Players Theater.

In the age of COVID, theater companies are still looking for creative ways to engage audiences. 

The Milwaukee company, The Constructivists, is moving the date for its performance of Women Laughing Alone With Salad. This dark comedy, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Jamielyn Gray, will be presented virtually From September 30 through October 4th.

Gray says: “this virtual theater adventure is a story inspired by the strangely ubiquitous advertising trend of picturing attractive women blissfully eating salad. It’s a raw comedy that breaks all the rules of our image-obsessed culture through audacious imagery, biting social critique, and devastating humor.”

The play stars local veteran actors Rob Schreiner, Liz Ehrler and Paige Bourne, and a new face in Milwaukee, Sabra Michelle

Tickets are available online at www.theconstructivists.org or call 414-858-6874. Ticket prices are pay-what-you-can; $20 per patron is suggested.

And American Players Theater is presenting an unusual, multi-faceted entertainment experience. If These Trees Could Talk is a self-guided walking tour of the beautiful APT campus in Spring Green, WI. As you take this tour, you will hear many original and traditional poems and stories prepared and read by the APT core company members. This event honors the indigenous people who used this setting to tell their stories and preserve their traditions.  

Artistic Director Brenda Devita says: “It’s all of the things we are craving right now. It will be enjoyable, fun, comforting, and important. This is exactly what art does It responds to the moment.”

If These Trees Could Talk” runs Friday through Sunday, September 25 to October 18. Note these are walking tours. This is not a virtual tour; however, accommodations are available for those who can not walk the distances required.

Tickets are $25 and available for purchase online. https://americanplayers.org/if-these-trees-could-talk

Tours will be limited to 8 people. Masks and social distancing practices are required.

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