Last summer Milwaukee experienced free SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK.   A good time was had by all so we’re doing it again, and we want you to be part of it. 

AN INVITATION… 

You are invited to enjoy an evening of entertainment at a fundraiser to benefit free Shakespeare in the Park that we’re calling … 

PLAY ON! 

“If music be the food of love, play on!”

                                                                                                        Twelfth Night, Act I Scene i

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Reception at 7:00 pm / Show at 8:00 pm

Alverno College in the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center

3400 S. 43rd Street – Milwaukee, WI  53234

Parking is free and plentiful.

Event admission is $35 per person ($20 per person tax deductible) BUT this project is as much about celebrating Milwaukee area artists as it is about raising funds to pay artists, so we’re again inviting Bunny Gumbo blog readers to revel at an artists rate of $15.  Just tell the good people at the ticket table that you would like the artist rate ticket.  

Entertainment Highlights

Our evening of Play will include a fabulous silent auction, snacks and drinks, snippets from Twelfth Night (courtesy of Mr. James Pickering* and Mr. Tom Reed*), and entertainment from: 

Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger – From the Skylight Opera to American Folklore Theatre, Molly and Chase are perennial audience favorites.  For “Play On!”, they bring wit, character, and show-biz style to an entertaining variety of show tunes and comic songs. 

Radio WHT – Frequently heard on WMSE 91.7FM and seen at the Alchemist Theatre, Radio WHT brings contemporary laughs to “olde tyme” radio drama.  www.radiowht.com

 Women who Can’t Sing The Tempest’s spellbinding Ariel, Angela Iannone*, will be joined by Tami Workentin and pianist David Bonofiglio for musical numbers that make great theatre. 

Doktor Kaboom! – Played by national performing artist David Epley, Doktor Kaboom will play with science, creating a series of entertaining, explosive, and occasionally successful experiments.  Watch for Doktor Kaboom on his DVD release “Don’t Try This at Home” and an upcoming graphic novel.   www.doktorkaboom.com 

Patrick Schmitz – Master of improv, sketch comedy, and stand-up, Patrick will be our Master of Ceremonies.  In addition to keeping things moving and making us laugh, he’ll run a series of games to challenge your trivia knowledge and other skills.  Big laughs and small prizes are guaranteed.  “Play On!” indeed!

Thank you for helping bring free Shakespeare in the Park to Milwaukee.  We hope to see you on Saturday!

Optimistically,

Susan Scot Fry                                                             

SSFry@OptimistTheatre.org

262-498-5777                                 

* Members of Actors Equity Association

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