Performing Arts

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.

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.

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:

Helen Keller – “A Life Nearly Lost”

When: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:45pm
Where: 
Cambridge Community Library

In the late nineteenth century, a little girl struggled out of the depths of fear. At age of two, Helen experienced a life-threatening illness. She was plunged into a dark, silent world. Anne Sullivan, a determined young teacher would find the key to unlock Helen’s prison. Through Anne’s diligence and perseverance, Helen would become a world-renowned speaker and advocate for the disabled.

WI Dells Singers: A Ho-Chunk Nation Dance & Drum Group

When: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 
Marshall Community Library

Learn about and celebrate a piece of Native American culture.

Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation Dance and Drum Group sing in the Ho-Chunk language to the steady beat of a large dance drum.

Elliott Funmaker Sr. will talk about the songs, drum, and traditional clothing that are part of their performance.

Questions encouraged afterwards.