Adult

Someone's Gotta Do It Monologues with Forward Theater

When: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library

Chances are, you’ve had one – more than one. They can be inspiring, terrifying, tedious, nauseating, and profound.  Jobs.   Jobs put food on our tables, roofs over our heads, and (sometimes) anxiety in our hearts.

The Someone's Gotta Do It monologues introduce you to characters telling their work stories: the exhilarating, the necessary, and the outlandishly absurd.

The Polish Gray Samaritans

When: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library

By the end of the first world war, the world had become used to the pillaging of Poland. Thirty young Polish-American women, called the Polish Gray Samaritans, changed that.  Their relatively unknown story will leave you in awe and inspire you by how much a small band of committed people can accomplish against great odds. The perseverance of these amazing women, essentially America's first peace corps, helped save a generation of Polish children in the midst of chaos, occupation, and war.

Speaker: Lindsey Hulstrom, research historian and college writing teacher

Life Sucks Play Club with Forward Theater

When: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library

Play Club is part book club, part performance experience.  This program presents the opportunity to explore a play in depth through guided discussion, performance of scenes by actors, and discussion with director and actors. Participants will gain a new perspective on what makes a play work and how it is brought to life on stage.

Joan & Bette Bette & Joan

When: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library

Joan & Bette Bette & Joan is an original off-Broadway one-woman musical about the tumultuous relationship between two Academy Award winning icons of Hollywood's Golden Age, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Involved in a real and manufactured feud for most of their screen careers, their story is rendered via 14 original songs as well as live performance.

A Q&A will conclude the event.

Performer: Jillann Gabrielle (Website: http://www.paradiseplayhouse.net/)

Life Sucks Play Club with Forward Theater

When: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Monroe Street Public Library

Play Club is part book club, part performance experience.  This program presents the opportunity to explore a play in depth through guided discussion, performance of scenes by actors, and discussion with director and actors. Participants will gain a new perspective on what makes a play work and how it is brought to life on stage.

Women Spies

When: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library

Live performance, presentation, and heirloom artifact show that will allow attendees to dive into the secret world of female Civil War spies.

Presented by Sun Prairie's own women's history expert & unrivaled enthusiast, Shannon Ferguson-Munns, who will don heirloom attire in honor of the event. She’ll also share items from her extensive collection of 19th century artifacts.

A Q&A will conclude the event.

Out of the Fire: The Banned Books Monologues

When: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Monroe Street Public Library

Forward Theater Company has been performing monologues in the libraries since 2010 and audiences continue to ask for more! Every other year, Forward puts out a call for original monologues based on a common theme. The best twelve are chosen and performed by professional actors in a weekend of shows at Overture Center. Those same actors (and monologues) will be performing a sampling at your library.

OUT OF THE FIRE: THE BANNED BOOKS MONOLOGUES

SYNOPSES: