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Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale star in the Broadway production of "Bridges of Madison County."

Peninsula Players Sets 5-Show 2017 Season

The Wisconsin theatre will present a world premiere by Steven Peterson and the ‘Bridges of Madison County’ musical.

FISH CREEK, WISC.: Peninsula Players Theatre has announced its 2017 season, which will span this summer and fall. It includes five productions.

Opening the season will be the world premiere of The Actuary by Steven Peterson (June 13-July 2). The comedy-drama is about Ed, who considers himself to be the most boring man in the world, and how he discovers that there is more to him.

Next is Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with  music by Wayne Barker (July 5-23). The Tony-winning play is an adult prequel to Peter Pan.

After that will be Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County, based on the novel by Robert James Waller (July 26-Aug. 13). The musical is about an Italian housewife who has a brief affair with a photographer.

Another adaptation will follow: Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Constance Cox, based on the story by Oscar Wilde (Aug. 16-Sept. 3). The comedy is about Lord Arthur, who is determined to commit a murder before getting married.

Closing the season will be Almost, Maine by John Cariani (Sept. 6-Oct. 15). The play is set in a tiny Canadian village during the Northern Lights, when residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected ways.

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