Wabeno Area Players (WAP) 2020 Pledge Drive Begins

For almost 40 years, the Wabeno Area Players has relied upon the extraordinary support of donors, without whom the journey to producing amazing productions would not be possible. Whether it be our free theater camp for children, a visiting music group, live plays and musical productions, readers theater, teaming up with other organizations to raise community funds, supporting the school fine arts programs in the area, we are here to make a difference in the lives around us.

Our pledge is to put your generosity directly into the artists and work you see on stage and continue our mission of producing and developing quality performances. As such, by contributing to WAP, you are investing in the future of the Arts in our area. Gratitude is such a humbling and overwhelming feeling as we look around at what we, with your help, accomplish every season.

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Wabeno Area Players To Hold Auditions for Play On

The Wabeno Area Players will be holding Auditions for the March production of Play On. This hilarious comedy is sure to be a favorite of all involved and who attend. The show will be March 26-29, 2020. Auditions will Tuesday, January 14th at 6:00 p.m. They will be held at the Nancy Volk Auditorium (Wabeno High School, 4325 Branch St., Wabeno, WI 54566) in Wabeno. The audition will consist of cold readings. For more information please call (715) 889-1606 or email wabenoareaplayers@gmail.com.

This will be the featured production of the Wisconsin Association of Community Theatre Conference being held in Wabeno at the Wabeno High School and Nancy Volk Auditorium. The conference will focus on workshops devoted to community theatre or high school theatre. Workshops are led by experts that have or are working with community/high school theatre in many areas. These workshops are for those with experience, little experience, or no experience in producing a theatrical production. The workshops are open to adults and students as well. Anyone interested or involved in theatre is welcome to attend. These workshops would include: acting, directing, stage management, improvisation, sound & lights, volunteerism, AACTFest, and state community theater networking. This is also a great opportunity to get to know other theatre people from around the state, share ideas, possibly exchange costumes or props, and have a great time.

A little about Play On…

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Wabeno Area Players Present… Farce of Habit

November 21-23 at 7:00 p.m.

November 23 & 24 at 1:00 p.m.

Madonna Hall, Wabeno, WI

Don’t miss a chance to enjoy a hilarious night or afternoon out!  This show is non-stop laughter from beginning to end.  It will be in the intimate setting of Madonna Hall.  Drink and beverage table service will be available.  This is the last production of the Players 2019 Season!

Comic fireworks explode in “FARCE OF HABIT,” a Southern-fried romp that takes us back to a fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Proprietor D. Gene Wilburn is looking forward to a peaceful weekend, but there are only two chances of that happening: slim and none.  Why has his wife picked these three days to begin caffeine withdrawal?  Why is his son’s marriage falling apart so fast?  How on earth would D. Gene’s sister get caught up in such a bizarre undercover police assignment? If this isn’t enough to thwart D. Gene’s weekend plans, he’s got a gaggle of nuns who’ve converged on the Inn for a nature retreat. Add to this a nationally known relationship guru whose colossal ego threatens everyone’s sanity; a shy retiree anxious to cut loose and embrace his “inner caveman” and a couple of wild women who may or may not be who they claim to be.  Throw in a storm of the century, and D. Gene has no prayer of baiting a hook any time soon. Oh, and did we mention there’s an axe murderer on the loose? If you love hilarity, then laughing your way through this comedy is one habit you’ll never want to break!

Tickets for the event are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students. Seating is limited for each performance, please purchase tickets ahead of time. 

The venue for the event is the Madonna Hall (1793 Elm Ave., Wabeno, WI 54566). For Tickets Call (800) 838-3006 or order online at wabenoareaplayers.brownpapertickets.com. If seating is still available, the doors will open 6:30pm for ticket sales.

Cast of Farce of Habit (L-R) Carol Bartlein, Dan Bobbe, Sue Ferguson, Linda Harter, Time Derfus, Boyd Monte and Maline Enders. Not pictured Elizabeth Couillard and Bob Brown.