Individuals of all political persuasions invoke the “Founding Fathers” to justify their positions – but what the Founding Fathers themselves would think? That’s the question at the heart of Ben Franklin & Baron von Steuben vs. the Paine County School Board, inspired by a little-known historical fact – Baron von Steuben, the Revolutionary War hero credited with transforming the Continental Army into a force capable of beating the British, was a gay man. When a history teacher in the fictitious Paine County School District teaches this, and conservative school board members get wind of it, the stage is set for dramatic confrontation.
Work the Act follows the misadventures of the Rolling Bag Players, a struggling theater company. After a series of comic mishaps gets them fired, they decide to re-invent themselves as an avant-garde performance group. When their show is a huge success, the reactions of these misfit comics are even more surprising.
Convenience: Comedy, Opera and a Neighborhood Affair, performed at the TAPIT/new works Studio Theater (Madison, Wisconsin) and in the neighborhood. Wild, wacky and heartfelt, this is an unusual collaboration of two Madison-based arts organizations, delving into original work.
A play, that digs into contemporary society’s fascination with apocalyptic thinking.
Getting old isn’t for wimps. Neither is taking care of the elderly!
The Food Connection: A BB Broccoli & Sweet Potato Adventure.