Play Club with Forward Theater: Exit Strategy

Middleton Public Library

Play Clubs:  Exit Strategy


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.

Participants will sign up at the library for Play Club and will receive a copy of the play, Exit Strategy, by Ike Holter, to read prior to Play Club. 

At Play Club, a representative from Forward Theater will lead the discussion, and two actors will read scenes from the play. The discussion includes not just the themes and issues contained in the script, but also, how the play will make the leap from the page to the stage. Play Club discussions are lively and far ranging, and attendees are given a special discount code for tickets to the play discussed.

Exit Strategy  by Ike Holter: a timely (and often funny) play about a closing school in a crumbling neighborhood and “what’s next” for the surrounding community.

Program lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Exit Strategy is part of Forward Theater’s 2017-2018 What’s Next? Season.  This play will run from January 18- February 4, 2018 at the Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Sponsoring Library
Sponsoring Partner(s)
Beyond the Page, Madison Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Dane Arts, Friends of the Middleton Public Library