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Over the course of the thirteen years we have been producing Combat Theatre, there are any number of the plays produced that have deserved attention and a life outside of the single night they were produced.Certainly one of the highlights of all those productions was Patrick Holland’s The Cowboy.  Patrick’s play has been published in The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012 along with the likes of plays by such hacks as John Guare.  Well done, Master Holland!


Hey Fletcher,


Well the book is out! It’s so weird to me to see “The Cowboy” published especially in this particular anthology. I keep flashing back to writing it at three in the morning at a Starbucks for Combat! But I am so grateful to everyone from Combat. Without your support, this play would have never been written. And what a wonderful acknowledgement of the work we all do than to have it included in the “The Best American Short Plays Of 2011-2012.”


For the anthology William Demastes, the editor, wrote this about “The Cowboy”:

“The Cowboy by Patrick Holland is haunting in its own way. The work is perfectly crafted to present a collection of improbabilities leading to a fantastic accident that generates the feeling that the accident was no accident at all. The messy lives of three women come together in an unexpectedly appropriate manner, overseen by the silent hand of a character known as the Cowboy, begging the question: What forces lie beneath daily events beyond our control and even understanding?

Preview the first few pages:

But it on Amazon:


“You look ridiculous!”

“I know!”

And you will as well if you miss tonight’s show!  It’s The Best of Combat Theatre…so far! and it happens tonight, Saturday, December 17th at 8:00 pm, The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street.  And if you have a valid student ID you’ll pay ony 10 bucks.  10 smackers for 9 of the most entertaining plays you’ll ever see.

Plus you have the opportunity to bid on all sorts of great swag.  There’s plenty to choose from, but my money’s on The Ultimate Kennedy Experience.  Combatant Robert W.C. Kennedy takes you to see a fight, makes you Mint Juleps before the Kentucky Derby, takes you on a booze cruise and has one additional special item for you.

These plays will be seen this one last time before they’re locked in the vault forever, so get on it!

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We are looking for a temporary staff person in our client’s financial development department, but they must have previous experience using Raisers Edge fundraising software for non-profits. If you, or anyone you know is looking for a temporary work please contact Toni Fletcher at

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