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"Miss Holmes" by Christopher M. Walsh, at Peninsula Players Theatre in Fish Creek, Wisc., in 2018. Pictured: Maggie Kettering and Cassandra Bissell. (Photo by Len Villano)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2019 Season

The Wisconsin theatre’s 84th season will feature a world premiere play.

FISH CREEK, WISC.: Peninsula Players Theatre has announced its 2019 season, featuring five productions.

“One of the most satisfying things I’ve been able to do at Peninsula Players is to help a playwright bring his or her creation into the world,” said artistic director Greg Vinkler in a statement. “It’s very exciting because we’ve had the good fortune to see many of the new plays we’ve premiered at Peninsula Players go on to have many productions across the country, and even around the globe.”

The season will start with the world premiere of Peter Moore’s  A Trick of the Light (June 18-July 7, 2019), a comedy about an ordinary 40-year-old guy who discovers that he has the extraordinary ability to become invisible. The play was developed as part of the 2018 Peninsula Players Theatre winter reading series.

Next up will be Leslie Darborn’s A Murder is Announced (June 10-July 28, 2019), based on the novel by Agatha Christie. The whodunit mystery is set into motion when an announcement in the local paper states that a murder is to take place at Miss Blacklock’s home.

Following will be Ghost The Musical (July 31-Aug. 18, 2019), by Bruce Joel Rubin, Dave Stewart, and Glen Ballard. Based on the film, the musical follows a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after one of them unexpectedly dies.

Next will be Silent Sky (Aug. 21-Sept. 1, 2019), by Lauren Gunderson, about Henrietta Swan Leavitt’s brilliant discoveries and contributions to the field of astronomy.

The season will close out with Mark St. Germain’s George Washington’s Teeth (Sept. 4-Oct. 20, 2019), a comedy about a group of women who plan to stop the town council from moving their New Bunion Historical Society by exhibiting a pair of dentures made for George Washington.

Founded in 1935, Peninsula Players is committed to presenting classic and contemporary plays and musicals in its all-weather pavilion in Northern Wisconsin.

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